ⓘ 1800 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

                                     

ⓘ 1800 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

The 1800 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on December 1, 1800 during a special session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Members of the bicameral state legislature chose 15 electors to represent Pennsylvania in the Electoral College as part of the 1800 United States presidential election. 8 Democratic-Republican electors and 7 Federalist electors were selected. Unlike in the previous election, when 1 elector split his ballot between Republican Thomas Jefferson and Federalist Thomas Pinckney, all 15 electors followed the party line, with the Republicans voting for Jefferson and the Federalists for incumbent President John Adams. This was the first and only U.S. presidential election in which Pennsylvanias electors were not chosen by popular vote.

At the national level, Jefferson and his aide, Aaron Burr, received 73 electoral votes to 65 for Adams and 64 for Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth. In a tie between Jefferson and Burr led to a contingent election in the House of representatives, which Jefferson won, becoming the third President of the United States on 4 March 1801.