U.S. presidential election, 1792

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Presidential electoral votes by state

The U.S. presidential election of 1792 was the second presidential election in the United States, and the first in which each of the original 13 states appointed electors.

As in 1789, President George Washington ran unopposed for a second term. Under the system in place then and through the election of 1800, each voting elector cast two votes - the recipient of the greatest number of votes was elected President, the second greatest number Vice President. As with his first term, Washington is considered to have been elected unanimously.

The recipient of 77 electoral votes, John Adams of Massachusetts finished second in voting and as such was elected Vice President of the United States.

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General election

Results

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Breakdown by ticket

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Electoral college selection

Method of choosing Electors State(s)
state is divided into electoral districts, with one Elector chosen per district by the voters of that district Kentucky
Virginia
each Elector chosen by voters statewide Maryland
Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts had four Congressional districts
  • two congressional districts chose five Electors each; the remaining two chose three Electors each
  • each Elector chosen by majority vote of voters in Congressional district
  • if an insufficient number of Electors are chosen by majority vote from a Congressional district, remaining Electors would be appointed by state legislature
Massachusetts
  • each Elector chosen by majority vote of voters statewide
  • if an insufficient number of Electors are chosen by majority vote, runoff is held between the top 2n vote-getters, where n is the number of vacancies remaining
New Hampshire
each Elector appointed by state legislature (all other states)

See also

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Reference

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