1801 President of the United States, House of Representatives, Ballot 36

Office:
President of the United States (Federal)
Title:
President of the United States
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
1801 President of the United States, House of Representatives, Ballot 36
Date:
1801
State:
House of Representatives
Type:
Legislative
Iteration:
Thirty-Sixth Ballot
Office/Role:
President of the United States/President of the United States
Candidates:
Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr
Candidates: Thomas Jefferson[1]Aaron Burr
Affiliation:RepublicanRepublican
Final Result: [2]104
Connecticut-1
Delaware--
Georgia1-
Kentucky1-
Maryland1-
Massachusetts-1
New Hampshire-1
New Jersey1-
New York1-
North Carolina1-
Pennsylvania1-
Rhode Island-1
South Carolina--
Tennessee1-
Vermont1-
Virginia1-

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]Because Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr received the same number of votes in the electoral college, the presidential election of 1800 was thrown into the House of Representatives. Though Jefferson and Burr were Republican running mates for president and vice president, respectively, some Federalists in the House of Representatives felt that Burr's election as president would be less damaging than Jefferson's. Since separate elections did not take place for each office, some Federalists cast their votes for Burr, giving him six votes and Jefferson eight, leaving Jefferson one vote short of the nine required to achieve a majority and win the election. Finally, on the thirty-sixth ballot, Federalists in Delaware, Maryland, and Vermont cast blank ballots, giving Jefferson both Maryland and Vermont. Thus, Jefferson garnered ten votes and Burr four, while two states, Delaware and South Carolina cast blank ballots.

References:

United States' Telegraph Extra (Washington, DC). January 24, 1829.
National Archives and Records Administration. http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/votes/1789_1821.html

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