How many electors were in the first electoral college?

How many electors were in the first electoral college?

Washington was elected with a unanimous vote of all 69 electors. Adams received 34 electoral votes and was elected vice president. The remaining 35 electoral votes were divided among ten contenders, including John Jay, who came in third with nine votes. He had been appointed to the Supreme Court the year before by President George Washington.

The election of 1800 was the first in which voters used ballots to select their representatives. Before this time, voting was done either by casting your ballot for someone or by offering bribes to those who would fill out your ballot for you. This new system was created by Congress and was intended to make voting more fair by letting people vote for whoever they wanted instead of being forced to choose between two candidates from one party or another.

The election of 1824 was the first presidential election in which the popular vote was taken into account. In that election, William Crawford received about 55,000 votes, Andrew Jackson about 45,000 votes, and Henry Clay about 10,000 votes. But because most counties only counted the votes of registered voters, these three men together only accounted for about 77% of the vote. As you can see, the election of 1824 was not considered a close one!

In 1832, Andrew Jackson won a majority of both the electoral college votes and the popular vote.

How many electoral votes did John Adams get?

Adams was elected president with 71 electoral votes, one more than a majority required. This was the first time this had happened. Before this election, all previous presidents had been elected unanimously by the Electoral College.

The election of 1824 was the only other close election in American history. In that race, John Quincy Adams was elected with 73 votes to 72 for William Hickey. The final vote was 53 for Adams and 51 for Hickey. This means that Adams received exactly one vote from each state, while Hickey got two votes from two states (Virginia and Pennsylvania).

The election of 1876 was the first election where voters used electronic voting machines instead of voting on paper ballots. The Conkling-Buchanan campaign was an extremely bitter one, with accusations of corruption and fraud being thrown about by both sides. On November 8, 1876, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner with 65 votes to 62 for Democrat Samuel Tilden. However, controversy over disputed claims in several states led to a political crisis known as the "Electoral Commission" period. A commission made up of members of Congress from both parties was created to settle the dispute, but no agreement could be reached.

How many Electoral College votes does Washington State have?

In the Electoral College, Washington has 12 electoral votes. The number of electors assigned to each state is determined by the state's Congressional delegation: one for each member of the United States House of Representatives and one for each senator in the United States Senate. The District of Columbia has 3 electoral votes.

Washington became a state on February 19, 1889. It would be the first state to vote in the election. The Democratic Party was widely expected to win this election, since it was being held just three months after President Benjamin Harrison signed into law the bill extending citizenship to former slaves. But some southern states did not want Congress to extend citizenship rights to African-Americans, so they decided not to send representatives to Washington D.C. This left the capital city without representation in Congress and caused a crisis when the new government started work in March 1889.

As part of the Compromise of 1877, California received a U.S. Senator until the creation of a federal district in which he or she could reside. Since there was no way for California to appoint someone as a U.S. Senator without causing a constitutional crisis, it granted the right to vote for its electors to decide how they wanted to be represented in Congress. At the time, California had a population of less than 600,000 people, so it got the same amount of electoral votes as any other state.

Has there ever been a unanimous electoral college?

It was held from November 2 to December 5, 1792. President George Washington was re-elected to a second term by a unanimous vote in the electoral college, while Vice President John Adams was re-elected. Adams received 77 electoral votes, enough to be re-elected. No other candidate received even 1 vote.

The election of 1792 is the only time that has happened. Since then, each winner has taken all 122 available electoral votes. The last time any candidate reached that mark was in 1824 when John Quincy Adams reached it with his own vote because no one else reached the necessary number of votes. The latest election in which anyone reached the threshold was 2000, when Al Gore reached it with more than 100 million votes cast.

There have been nine elections where no candidate received a majority of votes in the electoral college. In these instances, the decision about who should be the president is made by the House of Representatives. The Constitution provides for three ways this can happen: if no candidate receives a majority of votes, the House decides between them; if neither gets a majority, the house chooses someone from among the top three; or if Congress cannot come to an agreement, the office remains vacant.

What is so unusual about today's election is not that everyone voted for Donald Trump, it's that they all did so in such high numbers. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.

Who was the first electoral college?

In 1788-89, the United States had a presidential election.

NomineeGeorge Washington
Home stateVirginia
Electoral vote69
States carried10

How many electors voted for Jefferson and Burr?

The Electoral College's 73 Democratic-Republican members cast two votes apiece, one for Jefferson and one for Burr. Prior to the 12th Amendment, electors cast two votes for their party, one for the president and the other for the vice president. The amendment's ratification by the necessary three-fourths of the states required them to vote on what is now called a "winner take all" basis, which means that they must vote for either Jefferson or Burr.

There were at the time seven states where voters could choose more than one candidate for president and one state (New Hampshire) where they could write in a name. In these cases, the winners were determined by congressional districts or through schemes used by parties in order to protect their interests during elections. For example, in 1796 the Federalists held their national convention in Philadelphia and nearly chose John Adams as their candidate before turning him down because they believed he was too controversial a choice given the threat of foreign affairs and the fact that he had been out of public life for several years. They then chose Thomas Pinckney instead.

In 1824, the Jacksonians held their national convention in Baltimore and nominated John Quincy Adams, the son of the former president, without seriously considering any others.

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