1848 United States presidential election in New York
|Elections in New York State|
The 1848 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose thirty-six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
New York voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Free Soil candidate Martin van Buren and Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won New York by a margin of 21.51 percent over Van Buren. As of 2019, Van Buren’s performance remains the best ever by a third-party candidate in New York presidential election history. With 26.43% of the popular vote, New York was Van Buren's fourth strongest state after Vermont, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.
|United States presidential election in New York, 1848|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Popular vote||Electoral vote|
|Whig||Zachary Taylor of Louisiana||Millard Fillmore of New York||218,583||47.94%||36||100.00%|
|Free Soil||Martin Van Buren of New York||Charles F. Adams, Sr. of Massachusetts||120,497||26.43%||0||0.00%|
|Democratic||Lewis Cass of Michigan||William O. Butler of Kentucky||114,319||25.07%||0||0.00%|
|Liberty||Gerrit Smith of New York||Charles C. Foote of Michigan||2,545||0.56%||0||0.00%|
- Thomas, G. Scott; The Pursuit of the White House: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics and History, p. 441 ISBN 0313257957
- "1848 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
- "1848 Presidential General Election Results - New York". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
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