1808 Presidential Election Interactive Map

89 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1808 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

For full details, see the user guide.

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Other: Faithless votes for someone not on the ballot or available votes not cast

Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

'Other' electoral votes can only be reallocated or removed.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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1808 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes
James Madison Democratic-Republican 122
Charles C. Pinckney Federalist 47
George Clinton Democratic-Republican 6
Other: See Election Facts Below 1

1808 Election Facts

  • New York electors split their vote: 13 for Madison, 6 for Clinton
  • Maryland: A district-based system was used, similar to ME/NE today. Districts 3 and 4 voters each chose two electors. In all, Madison won 9 electors, Pinckney 2.
  • Madison won North Carolina; however three electors cast votes for Pinckney
  • Issues of the Day: Embargo Act
  • One available electoral vote from Kentucky was not cast