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Meetings of Presidential Electors in Maryland, 1789-1980 1785-1791
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MISCELLANIA
John Quincy Adams was the only candidate
ever to win the Presidency with fewer elec-
toral votes and fewer popular votes than his
opponents. No candidate had a majority of
votes in the Electoral College, so the Presi-
dent was chosen by the House of Representa-
tives. Jackson received the largest number of
electoral votes; however, supporters of
Adams and Clay united to award the Presi-
dency to Adams, who appointed Clay, Sec-

retary of State. Adams was the only son of a
President to succeed to the nation's highest
office. With little support from Congress or
the people, Adams was badly defeated for
re-election by Jackson; went on to be the
only former President to serve - 17 years -
in Congress through administrations of the
first 11 Presidents.
*This election marks the first time the popular vote was
recorded.

 
MEETING-Wednesday, December 3, 1828
(11 Electoral Votes)

PARTICIPATING POLITICAL
PARTIES IN MARYLAND
National Republican (NR)
Democratic-Republican (D-R)
VICTORS IN MARYLAND
President & Vice President
John Quincy Adams (NR) and
Richard Bush-6 electoral votes
ELECTORS
Benjamin Stoddard Porrest
William Tyier
William Fitzhugh, Junior
John S. Sellman
Benjamin C. Howard
Elias Brown
James Sewell
Thomas Emory
T. R. Lockerman
Littleton Dennis
Henry Brawner
OPPOSING CANDIDATES
President & Vice President
Andrew Jackson (D-R) and
John C. Calhoun-5 electoral votes

GOVERNOR
Joseph Kent (D)
MARYLAND ELECTION RETURNS
Adams and Bush 23,014
Jackson and Calhoun 22,782
Adams and Bush 50.3%
Jackson and Calhoun 49.8 %
Adams and Bush 6 electoral
Jackson and Calhoun 5
NATIONAL ELECTION RETURNS
Jackson and Calhoun 642,553
Adams and Bush 500,897
Jackson and Calhoun 56.0%
Adams and Bush 44.0%
Jackson and Calhoun 178 electoral
Adams and Bush 83
MISCELLANIA
Jackson was nominated by his State Legisla-
ture; he accepted three years before the elec-
tion. The caucus was virtually dead at this
point; the nominating convention, in embry-
onic development. A popular President, his
election was attributed to a revolt of the
masses. His first years were chaotic. He was
considered honest and patriotic, adapting
himself to the times.
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