United States presidential election in Alabama, 1848

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1848
November 7, 1848

Nominee Lewis Cass Zachary Taylor
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Michigan Louisiana
Running mate William O. Butler Millard Fillmore
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 31,173 30,482
Percentage 50.56 49.43

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Alabama took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Alabama voted for the Democratic candidate, Lewis Cass, over Whig candidate Zachary Taylor. Cass won Alabama by a margin of 1.12%.


United States presidential election in Alabama, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 31,173 50.56% 9 100.00%
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 30,482 49.43% 0 0.00%
Write-ins 4 0.01% 0 0.00%
Total 61,659 100.00% 9 100.00%


  1. "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Alabama". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. "1848 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
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