United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1840

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United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1840
South Carolina
← 1836 October 30 - December 2, 1840 1844 →
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Nominee Martin Van Buren
Party Democratic
Home state New York
Running mate none
Electoral vote 11

President before election

Martin Van Buren
Democratic

Elected President

William Henry Harrison
Whig

The 1840 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place between October 30 and December 2, 1840, as part of the 1840 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose eleven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

South Carolina cast 11 electoral votes for the Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren. These electors were chosen by the South Carolina General Assembly, the state legislature, rather than by popular vote.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1840[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Martin Van Buren of New York Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky 11 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1840 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 23 December 2013.