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The 1813 U.S. Presidential Election saw incumbent President James Madison facing off against New York City Mayor DeWitt Clinton.
Democratic-Republican party nomination
- James Madison, President of the United States from Virginia
With President James Madison deciding to seek a third term, Gerry was re-nominated for VP.
1813 Democratic-Republican Caucus
|Presidential ballot||1||Vice-presidential ballot||1|
|James Madison||133||Elbridge Gerry||133|
Federalist party nomination
- DeWitt Clinton, Mayor of New York City
- John E. Howard, former U.S. senator from Maryland
- Rufus King, U.S. senator and 1810 presidential nominee from New York
The Federalists chose to nominate a liberal Democratic-Republican DeWitt Clinton over King and Howard. Jared Ingersoll was nominated for vice president.
1813 Federalist Caucus
|Presidential ballot||1||2||3||4||Vice-presidential ballot||1|
|DeWitt Clinton||30||32||35||39||Jared Ingersoll||70|
Although the defection of Clinton to the Federalists drew many liberal Democratic-Republicans to his candidacy, Madison was helped by the surge of patriotism, and was able to narrowly overcome Clinton.
|Presidential candidate||Party||Home state||Popular vote||Electoral vote||Running mate||Running mate's home state||Running mate's electoral vote|
|James Madison||Democratic-Republican||Virginia||173,567 (50.8%)||136||Elbridge Gerry||Massachusetts||136|
|DeWitt Clinton||Federalist||New York||164,324 (48.4%)||94||Jarred Ingersoll||Pennsylvania||94|
|Rufus King||Federalist||New York||2,976 (0.8%)||0||-||-||-|