1848 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

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1848 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

← 1844 November 7, 1848 1852 →
Turnout64.6%[1] Decrease 0.8 pp
  Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg Van Buren.jpg Lewis Cass crop.jpg
Nominee Zachary Taylor Martin Van Buren Lewis Cass
Party Whig Free Soil Democratic
Home state Louisiana New York Michigan
Running mate Millard Fillmore Charles F. Adams William O. Butler
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 61,072 38,333 35,281
Percentage 45.3% 28.5% 26.2%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Massachusetts voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass and Free Soil candidate former president Martin Van Buren. Taylor won the state by a margin of 19.4%.

With 28.45% of the popular vote, Massachusetts would prove to by Van Buren's second strongest state in the country after neighboring Vermont.[2]


1848 United States presidential election in Massachusetts[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 61,072 45.32% 12 100.00%
Free Soil Martin Van Buren of New York Charles Francis Adams, Sr. of Massachusetts 38,333 28.45% 0 0.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 35,281 26.18% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 62 0.05% 0 0.00%
Total 134,748 100.00% 12 100.00%


  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1848 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.