1812 election
The United States presidential election, 1812 was held from 30 October to 2 December 1812 during the War of 1812. The election was contested by two rival Democratic-Republican Party members: incumbent president James Madison and running mate Elbridge Gerry, and the dissident DeWitt Clinton and running mate Jared Ingersoll. The Federalist Party supported Clinton, who campaigned as an anti-war candidate in the northeast, while supporting the war while he was in the south and west. However, Madison won re-election with 128 electoral votes to Clinton's 89 votes, carrying the non-affected southern and central states.


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