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1792 United States presidential election

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1792 United States presidential election

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132 members of the Electoral College
67 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout6.3%[1] Decrease 5.3 pp
Nominee George Washington
Party Independent
Home state Virginia
Running mate None
Electoral vote 132
States carried 15
Popular vote 28,300
Percentage 100.0%

Presidential election results map. Green denotes states won by Washington. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes cast by each state.

President before election

George Washington

Elected President

George Washington

The 1792 United States presidential election resulted incumbent President George Washington elected to a second term without a competitor by electoral college, vice president John Adams was re-elected as vice president but was against a competitive re-election Governor George Clinton of New York.[2]

Background[change | change source]

George Washington, who has been elected president in the first presidential election from 1788 - 1789. He ran for president again in this election, after this election, he said that he would just elected president for twice and said no running for a third term towards subsequent presidents. This was broken by Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. The 22nd Amendment was introduced, limiting presidential terms to only two.[3]

Results[change | change source]

George Washington won the election with no competitor, with vice president John Adams was voted for vice president at the second ranked, Washington received 132 electoral votes and 100% of popular votes (28,300 votes) and carried all 15 states. The next presidential election would in 1796.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National General Election VEP Turnout Rates, 1789-Present". United States Election Project. CQ Press.
  2. "Presidential Election of 1792". George Washington's Mount Vernon. Retrieved 2024-04-30.
  3. "How the 22nd Amendment came into existence - National Constitution Center". National Constitution Center – constitutioncenter.org. Retrieved 2024-04-30.
  4. "Electoral college votes in 1792 US presidential election". Statista. Retrieved 2024-04-30.
  5. "Presidential Election Results, 1789–2020 | Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History". www.gilderlehrman.org. Retrieved 2024-04-30.