United States presidential election, 1852

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The United States presidential election of 1852 was up for grabs. President Millard Fillmore was not a popular Whig President and the party instead chose Military hero, Winfield Scott. The Democrats instead chose New Hampshire "dark horse" candidate, Franklin Pierce. The results of the election were:

candidates popular vote electoral vote
Franklin Pierce 1, 601, 117 254
Winfield Scott 1, 385, 453 42
John P. Hale 155, 825 0



  1. A Pictoral History of the U.S. Presidents, by Clare Gibson, Gramercy Books, 2001.