1828 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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Nominee Andrew Jackson John Quincy Adams
Party Democratic National Republican
Home state Tennessee Massachusetts
Running mate John C. Calhoun Richard Rush
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 4,605 4,082
Percentage 53.01% 46.99%

President before election

John Quincy Adams

Elected President

Andrew Jackson

The 1828 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place between October 31 and December 2, 1828, as part of the 1828 United States presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Louisiana voted for the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, John Quincy Adams. Jackson won Louisiana by a margin of 6.02%.

In January 1828, Jackson had visited New Orleans to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans in response to an invitation from the Louisiana legislature; he and his supporters financed the visit, as the legislature rejected providing any money,[1]: 147  and lingering anger against Jackson's conduct in 1815 prompted the legislature to disclaim any adherence to Jackson as a political candidate. The legislature remained dominated by Adams supporters.[1]: 148  His supporters had a mixed record in the fall elections, winning the governor's mansion and the legislature but losing two seats in the federal House of Representatives.[1]: 150  And while the presidential election ultimately saw Adams defeated in Louisiana, it was a slim defeat, in contrast to nearly unanimous support for Jackson throughout the other southern states.[1]: 181 


1828 United States presidential election in Louisiana[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Andrew Jackson 4,605 53.01% 5
National Republican John Quincy Adams (incumbent) 4,082 46.99% 0
Totals 8,687 100.0% 5

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Parsons, Lynn Hudson. The birth of modern politics : Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.
  2. ^ "1828 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 28 February 2013.