1844 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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Nominee James K. Polk Henry Clay
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate George M. Dallas Theodore Frelinghuysen
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 13,782 13,083
Percentage 51.30% 48.70%

President before election

John Tyler
Independent

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

The 1844 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Louisiana voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won Louisiana by a narrow margin of 2.6%.

Results

1844 United States presidential election in Louisiana[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 13,782 51.30% 6 100.00%
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 13,083 48.70% 0 0.00%
Total 26,865 100.00% 6 100.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.