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United States presidential election of 1796
November 4 – December 7, 1796
John Adams Thomas Jefferson
Nominee John Adams Thomas Jefferson
Party Federalist Democratic-Republican
Home state Massachusetts Virginia
Running mate Thomas Pickney Aaron Burr
Electoral vote 82 56
States carried 10 6
Popular vote 40,726 26,115
Percentage 60.8% 39.2%
Brotherly Love 1796 Presidential Elections
The United States Presidential Election of 1796 was the 3rd quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Friday, November 4 to Wednesday, December 7, 1796. It was the first contested American presidential election and the only one in which a president and vice president were elected from opposing tickets. The ratification of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1804 made such a result unlikely in the future.