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The 1807 United States Presidential Election saw Prime Minister James Madison face-off against former Secretary of State Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Democratic-Republican party nomination
- George Clinton, Vice President of the United States from New York
- James Madison, U.S. Prime Minister from Virginia
President Thomas Jefferson decided not to seek a third term and designated Madison as his succeessor. Madison was nominated over Clinton, while Clinton got the nod for a second term as VP.
1807 Democratic-Republican Caucus
|James Madison||87||George Clinton||91|
|George Clinton||19||Henry Dearborn||15|
Federalist party nomination
- Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, former U.S. Secretary of State and 1804 presidential nominee from South Carolina
The Federalists were dispirted and nominated the 1804 ticket of Pinckney/King.
The Jefferson years had been marked by great proseraty and Madison easily defeated Pinckney.
Six faithless New York electors voted for Clinton.
|Presidential candidate||Party||Home state||Popular vote||Electoral vote||Running mate||Running mate's home state||Reunning mate's electoral vote|
|James Madison||Democratic-Republican||Virginia||138,003 (63.0%)||125||George Clinton||New York||125|
|Charles Cotesworth Pinckney||Federalist||South Carolina||81,324 (37.0%)||84||Rufus King||New York||84|
|George Clinton||Democratic-Republican||New York||-||6||James Madison||Virginia||6|