1848 United States presidential election in Florida
November 7, 1848 1852 →
Zachary Taylor cropped.jpg
Lewis Cass circa 1855.jpg
Nominee Zachary Taylor Lewis Cass
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Louisiana Michigan
Running mate Millard Fillmore William O. Butler
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 4,120 3,083
Percentage 57.20% 42.80%

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County Results

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. This was the first time Florida participated in a U.S. presidential election since its admission into the Union on March 3, 1845.

Florida voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won Florida by a margin of 14.40%.


United States presidential election in Florida, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 4,120 57.20% 3 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 3,083 42.80% 0 0.00%
Total 7,203 100.00% 3 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Florida". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ "1848 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 24 December 2013.