1804 election
The United States presidential election, 1804 was held from 2 November to 5 December 1804. The incumbent Democratic-Republican Party president Thomas Jefferson won re-election with 162 votes, defeating Federalist Party presidential candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's 14 votes in a landslide. Jefferson was the first president to choose a running mate, doing so under the newly-ratified 12th Amendment; George Clinton was chosen as Jefferson's running mate, while Pinckney chose Rufus King. The Democratic-Republicans won in a landslide, winning 15 states and 162 votes; the Federalists won Connecticut and Delaware and their 14 votes.