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U.S. Presidential Election 1812 - U.S. Election


The much anticipated results of the US Presidential elections were finally declared late on November 8, 2016. The Republican Party has scored a landslide victory. Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence are going to be the next President and Vice President of the USA.

Following its decisive victory in Pennsylvania, the GOP looks set to hold sway in the US Senate as well.

Having secured 264 electoral votes already and leading in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona, Donald Trump looks set to become the next president of the USA. He's just four more votes away from winning the elections.

The Republicans' dominance in the US House of Representatives is set to continue. While the party may find it difficult to retain majority in the Senate, continued Republican dominance in the House could hamper any legislative agenda taken up by Clinton, in case she is elected. On the other hand, Trump's victory could lead to a prompt demise of outgoing President and Democrat member Barack Obama's health reforms.

In what may come as another setback for Hillary Clinton, as per latest reports, Republican Pat Toomey has been re-elected to the Senate from Pennsylvania.


The 1812 presidential election was the seventh presidential election in the United States. The main candidates were incumbent President James Madison, a Democratic-Republican, and the nephew of former Vice President George Clinton,
DeWitt Clinton of New York, who was backed by the Federalist Party. Madison defeated Clinton in the election, though he won by a smaller margin than the previous election, and became President of United States for his second consecutive term.

The War of 1812 was the major political issue during the presidential campaigns in this election, which was the first presidential election to take place during a war. Disputes over the territorial expansion of the United States into the Northwest Territory caused conflicts with the British Empire as well as within the United States. Meanwhile, a war against Napoleon and his French Army raged across Europe, involving most major European nations making international policy an important issue.

The Democratic-Republican Party named incumbent President James Madison as their presidential nominee and Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts was chosen as his running mate. The United States had declared war on Great Britain before the Federalists had finalized their nomination. The Federalist Party disagreed with the war on the British, and around September they announced their support of DeWitt Clinton as their candidate. Jared Ingersoll of Pennsylvania was chosen as Clinton's running mate.

The other major changes for the 1812 election were caused by the 1810 Census, which changed the electoral vote distribution across the states. New York surpassed Virginia in number of electoral votes for the first time in this election. Louisiana became a state in time to cast votes in this election, receiving the minimum three electoral votes.

In the 1812 presidential election, James Madison received about 50 percent of the popular vote, while DeWitt Clinton attained about 47 percent of the overall popular votes. James Madison received 128 electoral votes, and DeWitt Clinton received 89 electoral votes. The other candidate, Rufus King of the Federalist Party, received about 2 percent of the popular vote, but did not win any electoral votes. With a majority of the electoral votes, James Madison was elected to his second term as President of the United States.

The electoral votes for the 1812 election were distributed as follows:


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