Talk:United States presidential election, 1828
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Electoral college votes for VP
The electoral college votes for VP don't add up. Deadlock 16:30, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- John Calhoun was incorrectly listed as having 178 electoral votes, the same as Andrew Jackson. This is not correct; Calhoun only had 171 votes. The other 7 Electors who voted for Jackson for president voted for William Smith as VP.
- This correction was made on February 2, 2005, but I didn't note it here on the talk page until March 5, 2005. — DLJessup 18:47, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Election of 1828 redirects here
The AFD debate did not get consensus to decide on what to do, and since there appear to be no other articles on elections held in 1828, I could not turn the article into a disambiguation page. I thus redirected it here. Anyone who can find other articles about elections in 1828 is highly encouraged to turn the redirect into a disambiguation page; it might also be advisable for someone to cull the page history of the article for any content that could be merged here. Johnleemk | Talk 10:37, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
Campaign of 1828
Why was the information on the accusations deleted?
Also, the introductory sentence is a little unclear. The Presidential Electors met on 12/3/1828. The states chose the Electors between 10/31/1828 (OH, PA) and 11/13/1828 (NC). Chronicler3 00:39, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
- The vandalism you mentioned has been reverted. The date of election has been removed from the introductory sentence, and your dates for the election have been added to the “Results” section.
Bloody edit summaries
If there is one thing I truly dislike about MediaWiki software, it is that the edit summaries themselves are not editable. Unlike the main text, where I can go back and fix things if I have a mental lapse, those things are permanent. Thus, I currently have the embarassment of having the following comment in the article history: “revert last edit: copyediting by a grammatically and spelling challenged individual”. It ought to read: “revert last two edits: copyediting by a grammar- and spelling-challenged individual”. Having a grammatically incorrect edit summary criticizing another user's lack of grammar skills is unfortunate, to say the least. Oh, well.
Don't you think the color bar underneath the presidential portrait should match the color on the electoral map. The early presidential election pages tried to solve this problem but I haven't figured out how to change the colors say as to the Presidential Election 1824. Some help would be much appreciated. sullivan9211 (talk) 23:29, 10 December 2009 (CST)
Totals in infobox and Results vs. Results by State
The totals of the popular vote in the infobox and Results differ versus the "Results by State" table. The infobox values match National Archive summary data while the state results do not. The state results are also unreferenced and come from a Feb. 2013 edit. I'll see if I can determine the source of the difference. Red Harvest (talk) 07:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
- I checked against the values at http://www.countingthevotes.com/1828/ Using a spreadsheet of the unreferenced wiki values versus this other, I found quite a few errors in the wiki count. I have made corrections. Note that there were also "other" candidate votes that are reflected in some, but not all the wiki state total values. In addition, the wiki percentages have not been recalculated. Red Harvest (talk) 08:12, 26 February 2015 (UTC)