1852 United States presidential election in Indiana

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1852 United States presidential elections in Indiana

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  Franklin Pierce by Brady.jpg Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862.jpg
Nominee Franklin Pierce Winfield Scott
Party Democratic Whig
Home state New Hampshire New Jersey
Running mate William R. King William A. Graham
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 95,340 80,901
Percentage 52.05% 44.17%

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

The 1852 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over Whig candidate Winfield Scott. Pierce won Illinois by a margin of 7.88%. This would be the last occasion Porter County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate until Bill Clinton won a plurality in 1996.[1]


1852 United States presidential election in Indiana[2][3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William R. King of Alabama 95,340 52.05% 13 100.00%
Whig Winfield Scott of New Jersey William A. Graham of North Carolina 80,901 44.17% 0 0.00%
Free Soil John P. Hale of New Hampshire George W. Julian of Indiana 6,929 3.78% 0 0.00%
Total 183,170 100.00% 13 100.00%


  1. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 117 ISBN 0786422173
  2. ^ "1852 Presidential General Election Results – Indiana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1852 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 2 December 2017.