1848 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1848
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← 1844 November 7, 1848 1852 →
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Nominee Zachary Taylor Lewis Cass
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Louisiana Michigan
Running mate Millard Fillmore William O. Butler
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 47,532 44,785
Percentage 51.49% 48.51%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose 10 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Georgia voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won Georgia by a narrow margin of 2.98%. This was the last time Georgia voted against the Democrats until 1964.


United States presidential election in Georgia, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 47,532 51.49% 10 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 44,785 48.51% 0 0.00%
Total 92,317 100.00% 10 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Georgia". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ "1848 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 24 December 2013.