1840 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote H V %Margin Margin Harrison Van Buren Other
1 PA30288,02612 0.12% 334 50.00% 49.88% 0.12%
2 ME1092,80212 0.45% 422 50.23% 49.77% 0.00%
3 VA786,39421 1.30% 1,120 49.35% 50.65% 0.00%
4 IL593,17521 2.00% 1,867 48.91% 50.92% 0.17%
5 NY42441,54312 3.00% 13,268 51.18% 48.18% 0.64%
6 NJ864,45412 3.59% 2,317 51.74% 48.15% 0.11%
7 MI344,35012 4.14% 1,837 51.71% 47.57% 0.72%
8 MS436,52512 6.86% 2,505 53.43% 46.57% 0.00%
9 MD1062,28012 7.67% 4,776 53.83% 46.17% 0.00%
10 OH21273,84212 8.54% 23,375 54.10% 45.57% 0.33%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote H V %Margin Margin Harrison Van Buren Other
1 VT1550,77312 28.43% 14,436 63.90% 35.47% 0.63%
2 KY1591,10412 28.40% 25,872 64.20% 35.80% 0.00%
3 RI48,62112 22.93% 1,977 61.22% 38.29% 0.49%
4 LA518,91212 19.46% 3,680 59.73% 40.27% 0.00%
5 MA14126,82512 16.16% 20,497 57.44% 41.28% 1.28%
6 NC1580,73512 15.36% 12,399 57.68% 42.32% 0.00%
7 MO452,92321 13.26% 7,015 43.37% 56.63% 0.00%
8 AR311,83921 12.83% 1,519 43.58% 56.42% 0.00%
9 IN9116,90612 11.72% 13,698 55.86% 44.14% 0.00%
10 GA1172,32212 11.55% 8,356 55.78% 44.22% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
HarrisonVan BurenBirney
Kentucky64.20%Missouri56.63%New Hampshire1.45%
Vermont63.90%Arkansas56.42%Massachusetts1.28%
Rhode Island61.22%New Hampshire54.66%Michigan0.72%
Louisiana59.73%Alabama54.38%New York0.64%
North Carolina57.68%Illinois50.92%Vermont0.63%
Write-ins-
Delaware0.12%Alabama0.00%
Alabama0.00%Arkansas0.00%
Arkansas0.00%Connecticut0.00%
Connecticut0.00%Delaware0.00%
Georgia0.00%Georgia0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
HarrisonVan BurenBirney
Missouri43.37%Vermont35.47%Virginia0.00%
Arkansas43.58%Kentucky35.80%Tennessee0.00%
New Hampshire43.88%Rhode Island38.29%North Carolina0.00%
Alabama45.62%Louisiana40.27%Missouri0.00%
Illinois48.91%Massachusetts41.28%Mississippi0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Kentucky613Pennsylvania52,219
New York45,938
Illinois29,072
Ohio28,544
Maine23,365


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
New Hampshire20.35%Tennessee2.26%
Rhode Island13.95%Indiana0.11%
Kentucky11.61%
Louisiana11.47%
North Carolina10.78%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New York136,200
Pennsylvania109,334
Ohio71,509
Illinois59,586
Maine54,062


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Michigan250.12%
Arkansas218.77%
Missouri188.69%
Illinois177.40%
Louisiana154.71%


State Ranks
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County Ranks
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Note: county data for 1840 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
HarrisonVan BurenBirney
Woodford, KY64.20%St. Louis, MO56.63%Sullivan, NH1.45%
Windsor, VT63.90%Yell, AR56.42%Worcester, MA1.28%
Washington, RI61.22%Sullivan, NH54.66%Wexford, MI0.72%
Winn, LA59.73%Winston, AL54.38%Yates, NY0.64%
Yancey, NC57.68%Woodford, IL50.92%Windsor, VT0.63%
Write-ins-
Sussex, DE0.12%Autauga, AL0.00%
Autauga, AL0.00%Baldwin, AL0.00%
Baldwin, AL0.00%Barbour, AL0.00%
Barbour, AL0.00%Bibb, AL0.00%
Bibb, AL0.00%Blount, AL0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
HarrisonVan Buren
Williamsburg, VA0.00%Williamsburg, VA0.00%
Waynesboro, VA0.00%Waynesboro, VA0.00%
Virginia Beach, VA0.00%Virginia Beach, VA0.00%
Suffolk, VA0.00%Suffolk, VA0.00%
Staunton, VA0.00%Staunton, VA0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
HarrisonVan BurenBirney
Yates, NY226,001Yates, NY212,733Yates, NY2,809
Wyandot, OH148,157York, PA143,676Worcester, MA1,618
York, PA144,010Wyandot, OH124,782Wyandot, OH903
Worcester, MA72,852Worcester, MA52,355Sullivan, NH872
Whitley, IN65,302Whitley, IN51,604York, PA340
Write-ins-
Sussex, DE13Autauga, AL0
Autauga, AL0Baldwin, AL0
Baldwin, AL0Barbour, AL0
Barbour, AL0Bibb, AL0
Bibb, AL0Blount, AL0


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
HarrisonVan Buren
Williamsburg, VA0Williamsburg, VA0
Waynesboro, VA0Waynesboro, VA0
Virginia Beach, VA0Virginia Beach, VA0
Suffolk, VA0Suffolk, VA0
Staunton, VA0Staunton, VA0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Woodford, KY613York, PA52,219
Acadia, LA0Yates, NY45,938
Accomack, VA0Woodford, IL29,072
Adair, KY0Wyandot, OH28,544
Adair, MO0York, ME23,365
Adams, IL0Wilson, TN21,781
Adams, IN0Whitley, IN19,126
Adams, MS0St. Louis, MO18,974
Adams, OH0Worcester, MA18,869
Adams, PA0Sullivan, NH14,077


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Sullivan, NH20.35%Wilson, TN2.26%
Washington, RI13.95%Whitley, IN0.11%
Woodford, KY11.61%York, VA0.00%
Winn, LA11.47%Yalobusha, MS0.00%
Yancey, NC10.78%Yadkin, NC0.00%
York, ME9.15%Wythe, VA0.00%
Wexford, MI8.66%Wyoming, PA0.00%
Yell, AR7.67%Wyoming, NY0.00%
Yates, NY6.45%Wright, MO0.00%
Windham, CT6.20%Worth, MO0.00%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Yates, NY136,200York, VA0
York, PA109,334Yalobusha, MS0
Wyandot, OH71,509Yadkin, NC0
Woodford, IL59,586Wythe, VA0
York, ME54,062Wyoming, PA0
Worcester, MA52,093Wyoming, NY0
Wilson, TN45,948Wright, MO0
Whitley, IN43,147Worth, MO0
Sullivan, NH35,031Woodruff, AR0
St. Louis, MO34,591Wood, OH0


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Wexford, MI250.12%York, VA0.00%
Yell, AR218.77%Yalobusha, MS0.00%
St. Louis, MO188.69%Yadkin, NC0.00%
Woodford, IL177.40%Wythe, VA0.00%
Winn, LA154.71%Wyoming, PA0.00%
Sullivan, NH140.55%Wyoming, NY0.00%
York, ME139.55%Wright, MO0.00%
Yazoo, MS81.91%Worth, MO0.00%
Wilson, TN73.87%Woodruff, AR0.00%
Worcester, MA69.71%Wood, OH0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
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Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
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National Results for 1840

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