1848 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1848

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  Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg Lewis Cass crop.jpg
Nominee Zachary Taylor Lewis Cass
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Louisiana Michigan
Running mate Millard Fillmore William O. Butler
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 18,487 15,379
Percentage 54.59% 45.41%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Louisiana voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won Louisiana by a margin of 9.18%.


United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 18,487 54.59% 6 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 15,379 45.41% 0 0.00%
Total 33,866 100.00% 6 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  2. ^ "1848 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 27 December 2013.