1824 Actual Election Results
|Candidate||Party||Electoral Votes||Popular Votes|
|✓||John Quincy Adams||Democratic-Republican||84||108,740|
|William H. Crawford||Democratic-Republican||41||40,856|
1824 Election Facts
- Delaware moves from 4 back to 3 votes; and has maintained that number to this day
- No candidate received a majority of Electors, Adams elected by vote of House of Representatives
- 1st election where popular vote retained for history; eventual winner Adams received only about 32%
- Adams is the son of 2nd President, John Adams
- Delaware electors split their vote: 2 for Crawford, 1 for Adams
- Illinois: A district-based system was used, similar to ME/NE today. Although Adams won more votes statewide, Jackson won 2 districts, Adams 1.
- Louisiana electors split their vote: 3 for Jackson, 2 for Adams
- Maryland: A district-based system was used, similar to ME/NE today. Districts 3 and 4 voters each chose two electors. In all, Jackson won 7 electoral votes, Adams 3, Crawford 1.
- New York electors split their vote: 26 for Adams, 5 for Crawford, 4 for Clay, 1 for Jackson
- Issues of the Day: Monroe Doctrine
- Only presidential election where the person receiving the most electoral votes did not win; also only election (since passage of 12th Amendment) where election decided by House of Representatives.