1844 United States presidential election in Maryland

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1844 United States presidential election in Maryland

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
  Clay portrait.jpg James Knox Polk by George Peter Alexander Healy (National Portrait Gallery).jpg
Nominee Henry Clay James K. Polk
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Kentucky Tennessee
Running mate Theodore Frelinghuysen George M. Dallas
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 35,984 32,706
Percentage 52.39% 47.61%

President before election

John Tyler

Elected President

James K. Polk

The 1844 United States presidential election in Maryland took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Maryland voted for the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, over Democratic candidate James K. Polk. Clay won Maryland by a margin of 4.78%.

With 52.39% of the popular vote, Maryland would prove to be Henry Clay's fifth strongest state after Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky and North Carolina.[1]


1844 United States presidential election in Maryland[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 35,984 52.39% 8 100.00%
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 32,706 47.61% 0 0.00%
Total 68,690 100.00% 8 100.00%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1844 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Maryland". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.