VP-pres - Original Method of Vice Presidential Selection D....

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Original Method of Vice Presidential Selection D. Jason Berggren University of Georgia American Government POLS 1101, 1105H Fall 2008 August 21 VP as Electoral Runner-Up • Originally, the 2nd place runner-up in the Electoral College became the Vice President. However, having a majority was not necessary. 1789 Election Home State Party Electoral Vote George Washington Virginia None 69 (President) John Adams Massachusetts None 34 (VP) John Jay New York None 9 Robert Harrison Maryland None 6 John Rutledge South Carolina None 6 John Hancock Massachusetts None 4 Others 10 1792 Election Home State Party Electoral Vote George Washington Virginia Federalist 132 (President) John Adams Massachusetts Federalist 77 (VP) George Clinton New York Dem-Rep. 50 Thomas Jefferson Virginia Dem-Rep. 4 Aaron Burr New York Dem-Rep. 1 Divided Administration Under this original election method, with the rise of parties, it was possible that the president and vice president would be from different parties. This happened in 1796.
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2008 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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