1796 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

Summary

1796 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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  ThomasJeffersonStateRoomPortrait.jpg Official Presidential portrait of John Adams (by John Trumbull, circa 1792).jpg
Nominee Thomas Jefferson John Adams
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Home state Virginia Massachusetts
Electoral vote 14 1
Popular vote 12,516 12,229
Percentage 50.58% 49.42%

  Vanderlyn Burr.jpg Thomas Pinckney.jpg
Nominee Aaron Burr Thomas Pinckney
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Home state New York South Carolina
Electoral vote 13 2

President before election

George Washington
Nonpartisan

Elected President

John Adams
Federalist

The 1796 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place as part of the 1796 United States presidential election. Voters chose 15 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College,[1] who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic-Republican candidate, Thomas Jefferson, over the Federalist candidate, John Adams. Jefferson won Pennsylvania by a margin of 1.16%. Greene County's returns, which favored Jefferson, were not submitted in time to be included in the official vote totals.[note 1] As a result, the 2 highest vote-getting Adams electors received more votes than the 2 lowest vote-getting Jefferson electors and the electoral vote was split, with 14 of 15 electors casting their ballots for Jefferson.[2]

Results

1796 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson 12,516 50.58% 14
Federalist John Adams 12,229 49.42% 1
Totals 24,745 100.0% 15

County results

County[2] John Adams

Federalist

Thomas Jefferson

Democratic-Republican

Total votes cast
% # % #
Allegheny 16.42% 77 83.58% 392 469
Bedford 5.00% 10 95.00% 190 200
Berks 44.79% 576 55.21% 710 1,286
Bucks 73.60% 1,001 26.40% 359 1,360
Chester 81.29% 530 18.71% 122 652
Cumberland 21.81% 238 78.19% 853 1,091
Dauphin 65.12% 435 34.88% 233 668
Delaware 71.07% 312 28.93% 127 439
Fayette 14.14% 67 85.86% 407 474
Franklin 41.69% 246 58.31% 344 590
Greene 17.32% 44 82.68% 210 254
Huntingdon 93.43% 313 6.57% 22 335
Lancaster 76.90% 2,061 23.10% 619 2,680
Luzerne 98.07% 407 1.93% 8 415
Mifflin 5.44% 27 94.56% 469 496
Montgomery 61.57% 532 38.43% 332 864
Northampton 44.65% 371 55.35% 460 831
Northumberland & Lycoming 15.77% 149 84.23% 796 945
Philadelphia (City) 38.63% 1,091 61.37% 1,733 2,824
Philadelphia (County) 17.88% 399 82.12% 1,832 2,231
Somerset 64.86% 48 35.14% 26 74
Washington 1.64% 21 98.36% 1,259 1,280
Westmoreland 5.63% 52 94.37% 872 924
York 95.81% 3,222 4.19% 141 3,363
Source: [2]

Notes

  1. ^ Greene County's returns are included in the grand totals in this article, as well as the county results table.

References

  1. ^ "1796 ELECTION FOR THE THIRD TERM, 1797-1801". National Archives. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Pennsylvania Presidential Election Returns 1796". Wilkes University. Retrieved 4 August 2012.