1808 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

The 1808 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place as part of the 1808 United States presidential election. Voters chose 20 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College,[1] who voted for President and Vice President.

1808 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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Nominee James Madison Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Home state Virginia South Carolina
Running mate George Clinton Rufus King
Electoral vote 20 0
Popular vote 42,508 11,735
Percentage 78.37% 21.63%

President before election

Thomas Jefferson
Democratic-Republican

Elected President

James Madison
Democratic-Republican

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic-Republican candidate, James Madison, over the Federalist candidate, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Madison won Pennsylvania by a margin of 56.74%.

ResultsEdit

1808 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic-Republican James Madison 42,508 78.37% 20
Federalist Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 11,735 21.63% 0
Totals 54,243 100.0% 20

County resultsEdit

County James Madison

Democratic-Republican

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Federalist

Total votes cast
% # % #
Adams 53.08% 414 46.92% 366 780
Allegheny 75.48% 982 24.52% 319 1,301
Armstrong 100.00% 178 0.00% 0 178
Beaver 100.00% 243 0.00% 0 243
Bedford 71.14% 668 28.86% 271 939
Berks 93.04% 3,206 6.96% 240 3,446
Bucks 60.01% 1,660 39.99% 1,106 2,766
Butler 85.22% 294 14.78% 51 345
Cambria 89.86% 62 10.14% 7 69
Centre & Clearfield 95.55% 858 4.45% 40 898
Chester 66.57% 2,545 33.43% 1,278 3,823
Crawford 64.51% 269 35.49% 148 417
Cumberland 79.25% 1,772 20.75% 464 2,236
Dauphin 90.14% 2,120 9.86% 232 2,352
Delaware 45.12% 703 54.88% 855 1,558
Erie 69.93% 200 30.07% 86 286
Fayette 88.76% 892 11.24% 113 1,005
Franklin 81.46% 1,419 18.54% 323 1,742
Greene 98.06% 353 1.94% 7 360
Huntingdon 63.39% 355 36.61% 205 560
Indiana & Jefferson 94.29% 132 5.71% 8 140
Lancaster 98.88% 2,560 1.12% 29 2,589
Luzerne 52.84% 456 47.16% 407 863
Lycoming 74.29% 598 25.71% 207 805
Mercer 100.00% 288 0.00% 0 288
Mifflin 96.34% 789 3.66% 30 819
Montgomery 78.61% 2,444 21.39% 665 3,109
Northampton 79.67% 2,273 20.33% 580 2,853
Northumberland 93.63% 2,688 6.37% 183 2,871
Philadelphia (County) 75.10% 3,407 23.90% 1,070 4,477
Philadelphia (City) 60.02% 2,831 39.98% 1,886 4,717
Somerset 88.07% 384 11.93% 52 436
Venango & Warren 83.02% 88 16.98% 18 106
Washington 91.95% 1,794 8.05% 157 1,951
Wayne 88.56% 178 11.44% 23 201
Westmoreland 80.73% 595 19.27% 142 737
York 91.55% 1,810 8.45% 167 1,977
Source: [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1808 ELECTION FOR THE SIXTH TERM, 1809-1813". National Archives. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Presidential Election Returns 1808". Wilkes University. Retrieved 4 August 2012.