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# U.S. presidential election, 1820

President: Main Opponent: Electoral Vote: James Monroe (Democratic-Republican) John Quincy Adams (National-Republican) Winner: 231 Main Opponent: 1 Total/Majority: 235/118 no record Daniel D. Tompkins (218) Richard Stockton (8), Daniel Rodney[?] (4), Robert G. Harper[?] (1), Richard Rush[?] (1) 1808, 1812, 1816, 1820, 1824, 1828, 1832

Notes:

Monroe ran virtually unopposed, though a single vote for John Quincy Adams (then Secretary of State) was cast by one elector. (The belief that this was to ensure that George Washington remained the only president elected unanimously by the Electoral College seems to be a myth.)

235 electors were appointed, but only 232 votes were cast due to the deaths of electors from Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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