1848 United States presidential election in Delaware

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United States presidential election in Delaware, 1848

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  Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg Lewis Cass crop.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 6,440 5,910
Percentage 51.80% 47.54%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Delaware 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.

Delaware voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won Delaware by a margin of 4.26%.


United States presidential election in Delaware, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 6,440 51.80% 3 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 5,910 47.54% 0 0.00%
Free Soil Martin Van Buren of New York Charles F. Adams, Sr. of Massachusetts 82 0.66% 0 0.00%
Total 12,432 100.00% 3 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results – Delaware". 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.