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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1840


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1840

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1840

October 30 – December 2, 1840

Nominee Martin Van Buren William H. Harrison
Party Democratic Whig
Home state New York Ohio
Running mate Richard M. Johnson John Tyler
Electoral vote 23 0
Popular vote 43,757 42,637
Percentage 50.65% 49.35%

President before election

Martin Van Buren

Elected President

William H. Harrison

The 1840 United States presidential election in Virginia took place between October 30 and December 2, 1840, as part of the 1840 United States presidential election. Voters chose twenty-three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Virginia voted for the Democratic candidate, incumbent President Martin Van Buren, over Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. Van Buren narrowly won Virginia by a margin of 1.3%, or 1,120 votes.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1840[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Martin Van Buren (inc.) 43,757 50.65% 23
Whig William H. Harrison 42,637 49.35% 0
Totals 86,394 100.0% 23


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