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1796 Presidential Election Interactive Map

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Adams Jefferson Undecided 3P

Split Votes

F D-R Total
MD /11
NC /12
PA /15
VA /21

1796 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes
John Adams Federalist 71
Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican 68
Thomas Pinckney Federalist 59
Others Various 48
Aaron Burr Democratic-Republican 30

1796 Election Facts

  • The map above shows the results of the main Federalist candidate (Adams) and the main D-R candidate (Jefferson). Electors had 2 votes each for President, and most voted for both candidates in their party
  • Under the rules of the day, since Jefferson had 2nd most Electors, he was named Vice-President, despite being a different party than Adams
  • Democratic-Republicans won North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, but one Elector in each state cast a vote for Federalist Adams
  • Maryland electors split their vote, with 7 electors for Adams and 4 for Jefferson
  • Welcome: Tennessee becomes a state during this election cycle
  • Issues of the Day: Whiskey Rebellion, Jay's Treaty