1852 United States presidential election in Florida
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Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce (cropped).jpg
Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Franklin Pierce Winfield Scott
Party Democratic Whig
Home state New Hampshire New Jersey
Running mate William R. King William Graham
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 4,318 2,875
Percentage 60.03% 39.97%

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

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


Democrat Franklin Pierce defeated Whig Party candidate Winfield Scott by a margin of 20.06% or 1,443 votes. Pierce won all of Florida's 3 electoral votes and was the first Democrat to win the state.

General election results, November 2, 1852[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin Pierce 4,318 60.03%
Whig Winfield Scott 2,875 39.97%
Total votes 7,193 100%