1852 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1852

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  Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862.jpg Franklin Pierce by Brady.jpg
Nominee Winfield Scott Franklin Pierce
Party Whig Democratic
Home state New Jersey New Hampshire
Running mate William A. Graham William R. King
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 57,428 53,949
Percentage 51.44% 48.32%

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

The 1852 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Kentucky voted for the Whig candidate, Winfield Scott, over Democratic candidate Franklin Pierce. Scott won Kentucky by a margin of 3.12%.

Kentucky was one of the four states to vote for Scott in the 1852 election with the other three being Massachusetts, Tennessee and Vermont.

With 51.44% of the popular vote, Kentucky would prove to be Scott's strongest victory in the nation.[1]


United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1852[2][3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Winfield Scott of New Jersey William A. Graham of North Carolina 57,428 51.44% 12 100.00%
Democratic Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William R. King of Alabama 53,949 48.32% 0 0.00%
Free Soil John P. Hale of New Hampshire George W. Julian of Indiana 266 0.24% 0 0.00%
Total 111,643 100.00% 12 100.00%


  1. ^ "1852 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1852 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1852 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 2 December 2017.