1848 United States presidential election in New Jersey

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United States presidential election in New Jersey, 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 7 0
Popular vote 40,015 36,901
Percentage 51.48% 47.47%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

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

New Jersey voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass and Free Soil candidate former president Martin Van Buren. Taylor won the state by a narrow margin of 4.01%.


United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1848[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 40,015 51.48% 7 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 36,901 47.47% 0 0.00%
Free Soil Martin Van Buren of New York Charles Francis Adams, Sr. of Massachusetts 819 1.05% 0 0.00%
Total 77,735 100.00% 7 100.00%


  1. ^ {{cite web|title=1848 Presidential General Election Results - New Jersey|url=http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?year=1848&fips=34&f=1&off=0&elect=0