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United States Presidential Election 1844 (President Clay)

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United States Presidential Election 1844
November 1- December 4, 1844
Turnout 2,703,659
Henry Clay JamesKnoxPolk
Candidate Henry Clay James Polk
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Kentucky Tennessee
Running mate Theodore Frelinghuysen George Dallas
Electoral vote 141 134
States carried 12 14
Popular vote 1,362,107 1,339,494
Percentage 50.3% 49.5%
South Carolina's votes were chosen by the Legislature, not the voters
Point of Divergance: James Birney decides not to run as a third-party candidate in 1844. This results in Henry Clay winning the state of New York, which gives him victory in the election.

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