1796 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1796

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  Thomas Mifflin.jpg
Nominee Thomas Mifflin
Party Democratic-Republican
Popular vote 30,020
Percentage 96.3%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1796.svg
County Results
Mifflin:      70-80%      80-90%      90-100%

Governor before election

Thomas Mifflin

Elected Governor

Thomas Mifflin

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1796 occurred on November 8, 1796. Incumbent Democratic-Republican governor Thomas Mifflin successfully sought re-election to a third term. For the second consecutive election, he was victorious over U.S. Representative Frederick Muhlenberg, the Federalist candidate, by a wide margin.


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1796[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Thomas Mifflin 30,020 96.31
Federalist Frederick Muhlenberg 1,011 3.24
Federalist Anthony Wayne 139 0.45
Total votes 31,170 100.00


  1. ^ "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Returns 1796". House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
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