1852 United States presidential election in Massachusetts Article

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United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 1852

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Turnout57.8% [1] Decrease 6.8 pp
  Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862 crop.jpg Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce crop.jpg JP-Hale crop.jpg
Nominee Winfield Scott Franklin Pierce John P. Hale
Party Whig Democratic Free Soil
Home state New Jersey New Hampshire New Hampshire
Running mate William Alexander Graham William R. King George Washington Julian
Electoral vote 13 0 0
Popular vote 52,683 44,569 28,023
Percentage 41.45% 35.07% 22.05%

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

The 1852 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Massachusetts voted for the Whig Party candidate, Winfield Scott, over the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce. Scott won the state by a narrow margin of 6.38%.

Massachusetts was one of the only four states to vote for Scott. The other three were Kentucky, Tennessee and Vermont.

Free Soil Party candidate John P. Hale won 22.05% of the vote in the state, making Massachusetts his strongest state [2].

Daniel Webster died nine days before the election of a cerebral hemorrhage on October 24, 1852. This caused many Union and Native American state parties to remove him and his running mate Charles Jones Jenkins from their slates of electors and was replaced by Jacob Broom and Reynell Coates. The Webster-Jenkins Union ticket however, remained on the ballot in both Massachusetts and Georgia.


United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 1852 [3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Whig Winfield Scott 52,683 41.45% 13
Democratic Franklin Pierce 44,569 35.07% 0
Free Soil John P. Hale 28,023 22.05% 0
Whig Daniel Webster 1,670 1.31% 0
Native American Jacob Broom 158 0.12% 0
Totals 127,103 100% 13


  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1852 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1852 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts". U.S. Election Atlas. David Leip. Retrieved 2017-03-17.