1832 United States presidential election in Vermont Article

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United States presidential election in Vermont, 1832

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  Attorney General William Wirt.jpg Henry Clay.JPG Andrew Jackson.jpg
Nominee William Wirt Henry Clay Andrew Jackson
Party Anti-Masonic National Republican Democratic
Home state Maryland Kentucky Tennessee
Running mate Amos Ellmaker John Sergeant Martin Van Buren
Electoral vote 7 0 0
Popular vote 13,106 11,152 7,870
Percentage 40.79% 34.71% 24.50%

President before election

Andrew Jackson

Elected President

Andrew Jackson

The 1832 United States presidential election in Vermont took place between November 2 and December 5, 1832, as part of the 1832 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Vermont voted for the Anti-Masonic Party candidate, William Wirt, over the National Republican candidate, Henry Clay, and the Democratic Party candidate, Andrew Jackson. Vermont was the only state in the country that Wirt carried in 1832, by a margin of 6.08 percent. As of 2017, Wirt's performance remains the best-ever by a third-party Presidential candidate in any Northeastern state, [1] constitutes the solitary occasion a third-party candidate has carried any New England state, [a] and the only time a person from Maryland [b] has ever won an electoral vote from pledged electors. [2]


United States presidential election in Vermont, 1832 [3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Anti-Masonic William Wirt 13,106 40.79% 7
National Republican Henry Clay 11,152 34.71% 0
Democratic Andrew Jackson 7,870 24.50% 0
Totals 32,128 100.0% 7


  1. ^ The only subsequent occasion a third-party candidate has carried any indisputably " Northeastern" state was when former President Theodore Roosevelt won Pennsylvania under the Progressive Party banner in 1912, although another ex-President, Millard Fillmore, carried border state Maryland (sometimes classified as Northeastern) in 1856. under the " Know Nothing" banner.
  2. ^ Wirt was not on the ballot at all in his home state.


  1. ^ Thomas, G. Scott; The Pursuit of the White House: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics and History, p. 396 ISBN  0313257957
  2. ^ ‘What States do Presidents Come From?’
  3. ^ "1832 Presidential General Election Results - Vermont". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 12 April 2013.