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* **** **1840 Presidential General Election Results** **** *
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Candidate
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Party
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
William H. HarrisonJohn TylerWhig 1,275,583 52.87% 234 79.6%
Martin Van BurenRichard M. JohnsonDemocratic 1,129,645 46.82% 60 20.4%
James G. BirneyThomas EarleLiberty 7,453 0.31% 0 0.0%
YOther (+) - - 13 0.00% 0 0.0%
Total2,412,694294
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  • Democratic electoral votes were cast for three Vice-Presidential Candidates: Richard Johnson (48), Littleton Tazewell (11), James Polk (1).
  • Electors from the state of South Carolina were appointed by the state legislature (and not elected in a popular vote).
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