United States presidential election in New York, 1844

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United States presidential election in New York, 1844

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
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Nominee James K. Polk Henry Clay
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate George M. Dallas Theodore Frelinghuysen
Electoral vote 36 0
Popular vote 237,588 232,482
Percentage 48.90% 47.85%

President before election

John Tyler

Elected President

James K. Polk

The 1844 United States presidential election in New York took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 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 Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won New York by a margin of 1.05%.


United States presidential election in New York, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 237,588 48.90% 36 100.00%
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 232,482 47.85% 0 0.00%
Liberty James G. Birney of Michigan Thomas Morris of Ohio 15,812 3.25% 0 0.00%
Total 485,882 100.00% 36 100.00%


  1. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - New York". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.