United States presidential election, 1789
The election of 1789 was the first election held under the Constitution of 1798. Ten states chose electors to vote for President; North Carolina and Rhode Island had not ratified the Constitution, and the New York legislature was deadlocked.
The remaining ten states' electors unanimously voted for George Washington. Since this election was held before the Twelfth Amendment, each elector voted for two separate people. The runner-up became Vice-President.
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- A Pictoral History of the U.S. Presidents, by Clare Gibson, Gramercy Books, New York, 2001.