1A compliation of the popular vote prior to 1824 is impossible, as the records are meager and incomplete. For a quarter of a century after the government was established the electors in most of the states were appointed by the state legislatures, and the popular choice was expressed but indirectly in the election of the members of the legislatures.
2Three states cast no vote, viz: New York, which had not yet enacted an electoral law, and North Carolina and Rhode Island, neither of which had adopted the constitution.
3There being a tie, the choice devolved upon the House of Representatives, and on the thirty-sixth ballot Jefferson was elected.
4The Democratic party of to-day was originally the "Republican"; afterward known by both names; but since 1832 the party was adhered to the name "Democratic."
5The electoral college failing to elect, the choice devolved upon the House of Representatives, Adams being elected on first ballot.
6No candidate having received a majority of the votes of the electoral college, the Senate elected Johnson Vice-President.
7The eleven states which had seceded did not vote, viz: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
8Three states still disfranchised did not vote, viz: Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia.
9Three electoal votes of Georgia cast for Greeley, and the six votes of Arkansas and the eight votes of Louisiana, cast for Grant, were rejected. Greeley having died, the Democratic electors scattered their votes.
10The electoral votes of Florida, Louisiana, Oregon, and South Carolina, being in dispute, were referred by Congress to an electoral commission composed of seven Democrats and eight Republicans, which by a strict party vote awarded 185 electoral votes to Hayes and 184 to Tilden.