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Because the Constitution did not distinguish between President and Vice-President in the votes cast by the Electoral College, both Jefferson and his running mate Aaron Burr received 73 votes in the election of 1800. The House of Representatives cast thirty-five ballots over five days to break the tie and finally, on February 17, 1801, on [...]
Posted by Darren Cole on February 17, 2011, under Documents, February.
On February 9th, 1825, the votes of the Electoral College were tallied from the 1824 Presidential Election. None of the four candidates received the necessary majority, and the election was thrown to the House of Representatives. Although Andrew Jackson had received the most Electoral College votes, John Quincy Adams ultimately won the presidency.
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