1848 United States presidential election in Texas

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November 7, 1848 1852 →
  Lewis Cass crop.jpg Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg
Nominee Lewis Cass Zachary Taylor
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Michigan Louisiana
Running mate William O. Butler Millard Fillmore
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 10,668 4,509
Percentage 70.3% 29.7%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 7, 1848. Texas voters chose 4 electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president. Texas was annexed by the United States on February 19, 1846, making this the first presidential election in which the state participated.

Texas overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic nominee Lewis Cass, who received 70.2% of the vote. Texas was, by far, Cass's strongest state, and the only state where he received over 70.2% of the popular vote.


United States presidential election in Texas, 1848[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Lewis Cass 10,668 70.3% 4
Whig Zachary Taylor 4,509 29.7% 0
Total 15,177 100.0% 4


  1. ^ "David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".