1796 Presidential Election

John Adams
1796 Electoral Map
Thomas Jefferson
1796 electoral map
Presidential
Candidate
State
Political
Party
Electoral
Vote
Popular
Vote
John Adams
Massachusetts
Federalist
71 - 51.4%
35,726 - 53.4%
Thomas Jefferson
Virginia
Democratic-Republican
68 - 49.3%
31,115 - 46.6%
Thomas Pinckney
South Carolina
Federalist
59 - 42.8%
None
Aaron Burr
New York
Democratic-Republican
30 - 21.7%
None
Samuel Adams
Massachusetts
Federalist
15 - 10.9%
None
Oliver Ellsworth
Connecticut
Federalist
11 - 8%
None
George Clinton
Virginia
Democratic-Republican
7 - 5.1%
None

Each elector cast two votes, the winner became president, and the runner-up became vice president. In 1804, the Twelfth Amendment changed this procedure.