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U.S Presidential Election 1816

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 1816 presidential election was the eighth presidential election in the United States. James Monroe, who served as Secretary of State during the administration of President James Madison, became the Democratic-Republican nominee for president.
The election resulted in the defeat of Rufus King of the Federalist Party by a wide margin of 149 electoral votes and Monroe became President of the United States.

Before the 1816 election, the United States had been involved in the War of 1812 with the British Empire, which lasted until 1815. The end of the War of 1812 ushered in the Era of Good Feelings, which lasted from 1815 to around 1825 and reduced animosity between the political parties and increased nationalism. The ruling Democratic-Republican government was credited with guiding the country successfully through the war, despite their ultimate loss. On the other side, the Federalists had opposed the war, further weakening the already dwindling party.

On major incident during the 1816 presidential election involved Indiana's status as a state. Though the state was formally recognized as a state before the votes were counted, some political leaders, including John Taylor, argued that the state had only been a territory when its people had voted, though it had already joined the Union months before, in June. The dispute would not have changed the final result of the election, however.

The outcome of the 1816 presidential election was nearly inevitable once the Democratic-Republican Party nominated Monroe as their presidential candidate. Daniel Tompkins was chosen to be Monroe's running mate. The Federalists backed New York Senator Rufus King, as their presidential candidate.

James Monroe of Democratic-Republic secured a total of 183 electoral votes and became the President of the United States. Federalist Rufus King managed only thirty-four electoral votes, and was defeated for the second time. The electoral votes for the position of King's vice president were spread among several people, including John Howard, who received twenty-two electoral votes, James Ross, who had five, John Marshall, who attained four votes, and Robert Goodloe Harper, with three electoral votes. Four electors (one from Delaware and three from Maryland) abstained from voting in this election.

The electoral votes for the 1816 election were distributed as follows:

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