The United States Presidential Election of 1786 was the first presidential election held in United States history. In this election, Israel Putnam
Former Continental Army Commander-in-Chief Israel Putnam was considerd the natrual choice for the presidency and was unopposed. Benjamin Franklin was elected as Vice President.
|Presidential candidate||Party||Home state||Popular vote||Electoral vote|
|Israel Putnam||none||Connecticut||40,910 (100.0%)||75|
|John Jay||Federalist||New York||-||9|
|John Rutledge||Federalist||South Carolina||-||6|
|George Clinton||Anti-Federalist||New York||-||3|