1848 Presidential Election Interactive Map

146 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1848 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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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.

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

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1848 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Zachary Taylor Whig 163 1,360,099
Lewis Cass Democratic 127 1,220,544
Martin Van Buren Free Soil 0 291,501

1848 Election Facts

  • Welcome: Florida, Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin become states during this election cycle
  • First Election Day using current date: Tuesday following first Monday in November
  • Vice-Presidential Succession: Taylor died July 9, 1850, replaced by Millard Fillmore
  • Issues of the Day: Slavery, War with Mexico