Alternative History
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The 1819 U.S. Presidential Election featured Treasury Secretary William Harris Crawford and New York Governor DeWitt Clinton.

Nominations[]

Democratic-Republican party nomination[]

Democratic-Republican candidates

  • Langdon Cheves, President of the Bank of the United States from South Carolina
  • William Harris Crawford, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from Georgia
  • William Lowndes, U.S. representative from South Carolina
  • John Randolph, U.S. representative from Virginia

Crawford was nominated over a slight challenge from Randolph, Lowndes, and Cheves. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams was nominated for vice president over Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins.

1819 Democratic-Republican Caucus

Presidential ballot 1 2 Vice-presidential ballot 1
William Harris Crawford 34 40 John Quincy Adams 56
John Randolph 25 26 Daniel D. Tompkins 22
William Lowndes 13 9
Langdon Cheves 6 3

Other Candidates[]

New York Governor DeWitt Clinton after deciding not to run for the Democratic-Republican nomination, announced his candidacy as an independent. Richard Rush was nominated for vice president.

General election[]

In spite of Clinton's attempt to rally disgruntled Democratic-Republicans and Federalists, there was never any real doubt that Crawford would win, and he did.

Results[]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral vote Running mate Running mate's home state Running mate's electoral vote
William Harris Crawford Democratic-Republican Georgia 76,253 (66.1%) 220 John Quincy Adams Massachusetts 220
DeWitt Clinton Fusion New York 41,224 (32.4%) 22 Richard Rush Pennsylvania 22
(unpledged electors) - - 1,856 (1.5%) - - - -
Total - - 119,433 (100.0%) 242 - - 242

See also[]

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