Maryland 1820 Electoral College, District 1
- Electoral College (Federal)
- Maryland 1820 Electoral College, District 1
- First Ballot
- Electoral College/Elector
- James Forrest, Benedict Semmes
|Electors:||James Forrest||Benedict Semmes|
|Presidential Candidate:||James Monroe||James Monroe|
|Final Result: ||541||140|
|District of One||541||140|
|Prince George's County||25||53|
|Saint Mary's County||378||41|
There was no announced Federalist candidate for President in 1820. In several states however, Federalist electors were run and they voted for Monroe as President but cast their ballots for Vice-President to Federalists. In Maryland, Monroe received all 11 electoral votes for President, while for Vice President, Daniel D. Tompkins got 10 and Robert G. Harper, a well known Maryland Federalist recieved one vote. That one vote was cast by James Forrest, who was a Federalist.
Original Election Returns. Maryland State Archives, Annapolis.
George W. Archer Historical Scrapbooks. Historical Society of Harford County, Bel Air.
Baltimore Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser (Baltimore, MD). November 15, 1820.
The Halcyon and Tombeckbe Public Advertiser (Saint Stephens, AL). November 27, 1820.
Republican Star and General Advertiser (Easton, MD). November 28, 1820.
Willis, John T. Presidential Elections in Maryland. Mt. Airy, MD: Lomond Publications, 1984. 167.
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