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The United States' General election of 1793 saw much more partisanship than did the previous one, largely due to the fact that the popular war hero George Washington, was term-limited and could not bridge the gaps between the two parties. Both parties made slight gains, and the balance of power between them changed little, save in the Senate, where the Democratic-Republican gained the majority.
The Federalists rallied behind John Adams for E.M., rather than Hamilton, because Hamilton had little personal popularity.
Thomas Jefferson, meanwhile reorganized the Anti-Federalists, until now a very informal grouping of opponents of the new government, into the Democratic-Republican party.
Half of the Senate was carried over from the last election (senators serve eight year terms), and the other half was elected this year by relevant state delegations. The Democratic-Republicans gained the upper hand in the Senate by a very slim margin.
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Fifty votes out of the ninety-nine members of Congress were required for a candidate to be elected E.M. John Adams was elected executive magistrate by a vote of 53 to 46 over Thomas Jefferson.