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Electoral college votes in 1792 US presidential election

The winner of the second presidential election in the United States of America was George Washington, who was unanimously elected, with 132 electoral votes. A total of 264 electoral votes were cast by the state legislatures in the 1792 elections; the candidate with the most votes would go on to become president, while the runner up became the vice president. The voting system in the US' government's infancy was very different to the modern system, with electors casting two votes; one for the president, and one for the vice president. The state legislature also made the decision of who to vote for on behalf of their state, as the results of a popular vote did not begin to provide the basis of these decisions until the 1824 election (and was used by all states in the 1840s). Future President John Adams was nominated as vice-president in 1792, with 77 of 132 electoral votes, beating another future president, Thomas Jefferson, in the process.

Distribution of electoral college votes in the second US presidential election, in 1792

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