1799 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1799

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Nominee Thomas McKean James Ross
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 37,244 32,643
Percentage 53.29% 46.71%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1799.svg
County Results
McKean:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Ross:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

Governor before election

Thomas Mifflin
Democratic-Republican

Elected Governor

Thomas McKean
Democratic-Republican

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1799 was between two candidates. Incumbent governor Thomas Mifflin was not running. The race was between Federalist U.S. Senator James Ross and Democratic-Republican Thomas McKean. The retired Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, McKean was a Federalist and a Mifflin ally, as both supported strong state executive power but rejected the domestic policies of the national government.

Results

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1799[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Thomas McKean 37,244 53.29
Federalist James Ross 32,643 46.71
Total votes 69,887 100.00

References

  1. ^ Miller, Herman P; Baker, W. Harry (1911). Smull's Legislative Handbook and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania. p. 542.

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