1808 election
The United States presidential election, 1808 was held from 4 November to 7 December 1808. The Democratic-Republican Party candidate James Madison and his running mate George Clinton won the election with 122 electoral votes, with Clinton being the first vice-president to be re-elected with a new president (he even received 6 electoral votes from New York). The loser of the election was Federalist Party candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who chose Rufus King as his running mate; they won just 47 electoral votes.


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