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United States Presidential Election, 1840 (Federation of Nations)

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The United States United States of 1840 saw the Republicans continue in their control of the presidency for the third consecutive term.

Nominations

Republican party nomination

Republican candidates Henry Clay


Convention vote

Presidential ballot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Vice-presidential ballot 1
Henry Clay 56 60 62 94 94 91 91 148 John Tyler 241
John Sergeant 74 129 135 103 103 95 95 90 Abstaining 13
Francis Granger 124 69 57 57 57 68 68 16

Democrat party nomination

Democrat candidates Littleton Tazewell


Convention vote

Presidential ballot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Vice-presidential ballot 1

Littleton Tazewell

146 127 121 111 103 101 99 104 108 130 William C. Rives 229
Hugh Lawson White 83 94 92 105 107 116 123 114 110 103 James K. Polk 37
Richard M. Johnson 24 33 38 32 29 23 21 0 2 0
W.P. Magnum 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James K. Polk 4 9 11 17 26 25 22 44 42 27
William C. Rives 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

General election

The 1840 election was plaugued mainly by the panic of 1837. While the National Bank help alleviate much of the worst parts of the panic, the public was still angry at the Republicans, who they blamed for the recession. Also, many were angry at the renomination of Vice-President John Tyler, which many felt was a violation of the 13th amendment, although the 13th amendment only provides term limts for the President, and no other candiates in the Republican Party wanted the nomination. Still, the Republicans were popular, and won the election by a fair margin.


Results

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral vote Running mate Running mate's home state Running mate's electoral vote
Henry Clay Republican Kentucky 1,275,390 234 John Tyler Virginia 234
Littleton W. Tazewell Democrat Virginia 1,128,854 60 William C. Rives Virginia 60
Others -N/A -N/A 7,564 0 -N/A N/A 0
Total - - 2,411,808 294 - - 294

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