1832 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania


1832 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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  Andrew Jackson.jpg Attorney General William Wirt.jpg
Nominee Andrew Jackson William Wirt
Party Democratic Anti-Masonic
Home state Tennessee Maryland
Running mate William Wilkins[Note 1] Amos Ellmaker
Electoral vote 30 0
Popular vote 91,949 66,689
Percentage 57.96% 42.04%

President before election

Andrew Jackson

Elected President

Andrew Jackson

The 1832 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place between November 2 and December 5, 1832, as part of the 1832 United States presidential election. Voters chose 30 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the Anti-Masonic candidate, William Wirt. Jackson won Pennsylvania by a margin of 15.92%. National Republican candidate Henry Clay did not appear on the official ballot.

Although Martin Van Buren was nominated as Jackson's running mate nationally, Pennsylvania's 30 electors choose native William Wilkins as his running mate instead.

Although Wirt lost Pennsylvania, with 42.04 percentage points, the Keystone State would prove to be his strongest in terms of popular vote percentage. Vermont, the only state to vote for Wirt, only gave him 40.79 percentage points.[1]


1832 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Andrew Jackson 91,949 57.96% 30
Anti-Masonic William Wirt 66,689 42.04% 0
Totals 158,638 100.0% 30


  1. ^ Although Martin Van Buren was Jackson's running mate nationally, the 30 Pennsylvania electors voted for William Wilkins for vice president


  1. ^ "1832 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1832 Presidential General Election Results - Pennsylvania". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 4 August 2012.