1848 United States presidential election in North Carolina

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United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1848

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  Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg Lewis Cass crop.jpg
Nominee Zachary Taylor Lewis Cass
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Louisiana Michigan
Running mate Millard Fillmore William O. Butler
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 45,054 35,772
Percentage 55.17% 44.80%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

North Carolina voted for the Whig candidate Zachary Taylor over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won North Carolina by a margin of 10.37%.


United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 44,054 55.17% 11 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 35,772 44.80% 0 0.00%
Total 79,826 100.00% 11 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - North Carolina". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1848 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 1 December 2017.