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Meetings of Presidential Electors in Maryland, 1789-1980 1785-1791
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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

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

National Republican (NR)
Democratic-Republican (D-R)
President & Vice President
John Quincy Adams (NR) and
Richard Bush-6 electoral votes
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
President & Vice President
Andrew Jackson (D-R) and
John C. Calhoun-5 electoral votes

Joseph Kent (D)
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
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
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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