1800 Presidential Election Interactive Map

70 electoral votes to win
73
Jefferson (D-R)
65
Adams (F)
Undecided 0
1800 Actual
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MD(10) 10
NC(12) 12
PA(15) 15
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1800 Election Facts
  • During this election, Electors had 2 votes each for President, and all but one voted for both candidates in their party. Therefore, the map shown is broken out by party, as opposed to candidate
  • No candidate received a majority of electors, Jefferson elected by vote of House of Representatives
  • Controversy over electoral tie vote (between Jefferson and Aaron Burr) led to passage of 12th Amendment
  • One Elector in Rhode Island cast one of his votes for John Jay
  • Maryland Electors split their vote, with 5 each for the Federalist and D-R candidates
  • North Carolina Electors split their vote, with 8 votes for the D-R and 4 for the Federalist candidates
  • Pennsylvania Electors split their vote, with 8 votes for the D-R and 7 for the Federalist candidates
  • Issues of the Day: Alien & Sedition Acts, XYZ Affair, Relations with France
  • Federal Capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC in 1800
1800 Actual
Thomas Jefferson (D-R)
    Electoral 73
    Popular Unknown
John Adams (F) (I)
    Electoral 65
    Popular Unknown
(D-R) Democratic-Republican
(F) Federalist
(I) Incumbent


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