1840 US flag 26 stars 1848
United States presidential election, 1844
November 1 – December 4, 1844
JamesKnoxPolk Winfield Scott 1855
Nominee James K. Polk Winfield Scott
Party Democratic Nationalist
Home state Tennessee Virginia
Running mate George M. Dallas Millard Fillmore
Electoral vote 196 79
States carried 19 7
Popular vote 1,926,834 712,664
Percentage 73% 27%
United States presidential election, 1844 (Cast of Candidates)
Dark Purple represent states carried by Polk, Dark Orange represent states carried by Harrison
President before election
William H. Harrison
Elected President
James K. Polk

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