1852 United States presidential election in Maine

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1852 United States presidential election in Maine
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Nominee Franklin Pierce Winfield Scott John P. Hale
Party Democratic Whig Free Soil
Home state New Hampshire New Jersey New Hampshire
Running mate William R. King William Alexander Graham George Washington Julian
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 41,609 32,543 8,030
Percentage 50.63% 39.60% 9.77%

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

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

Maine voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over the Whig Party candidate, Winfield Scott. Pierce won the state by a margin of 11.03%.

Pierce would be the last Democratic candidate to win Maine until Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and the last one until Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 to win a majority of the popular vote.


1852 United States presidential election in Maine[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William Rufus DeVane King of Alabama 41,609 50.63% 8 100.00%
Whig Winfield Scott of New Jersey William Alexander Graham of North Carolina 32,543 39.60% 0 0.00%
Free Soil John Parker Hale of New Hampshire George Washington Julian of Indiana 8,030 9.77% 0 0.00%
Total 82,182 100.00% 8 100.00%


  1. ^ "1852 Presidential General Election Results - Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 17 March 2015.