1844 United States presidential election in Virginia

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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1844

← 1840 November 1 – December 4, 1844 1848 →
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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 17 0
Popular vote 50,679 44,860
Percentage 53.05% 46.95%

President before election

John Tyler
Whig

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

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

Virginia voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won Virginia by a margin of 6.10%.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic James K. Polk 50,679 53.05% 17
Whig Henry Clay 44,860 46.95% 0
Totals 95,539 100.0% 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Virginia". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 12 April 2013.