James Madison vs DeWitt Clinton
In 1812, Louisiana was granted statehood so it took part in the 7th presidential election.
DeWitt Clinton took on James Madison for president. The results were close with James Madison barely winning with just over 50% of the popular vote.
Up to this point, it was the closest election in history. But voter turnout was poor, partly because the country was in the War of 1812.
1808 Election Map
1816 Election Map
Fourth president of the United States
Vice President: Elbridge Gerry
Total Electoral Votes: 128
Electoral Vote: 59%
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
1812 Election Timeline
1804: Thomas Jefferson
1808: James Madison
1812: James Madison
1820: James Monroe
1824: John Quincy Adams
1828: Andrew Jackson