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U.S. presidential election, 1848

Presidential CandidateElectoral Vote Popular Vote Pct Party Running Mate
(Electoral Votes)
Zachary Taylor of Louisiana (W) 163 1,360,099 Whig Millard Fillmore of New York (163)
Lewis Cass of Michigan 127 1,220,544 Democrat William O. Butler of Kentucky (127)
Total 100.0%
Other elections: 1836, 1840, 1844, 1848, 1852, 1856, 1860
Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register

This was the first U.S. presidential election in which every state voted on the same day, bar South Carolina which at this stage still left the choice of the allocation of the state's votes in the Electoral College to the state legislature. The election was held on November 7, 1848.

Zachary Taylor died July 9, 1850. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.

See also: President of the United States, U.S. presidential election, 1848, History of the United States (1776-1865)