1800 Presidential Election

Tally of electoral votes for the 1800 Presidential election, February 11, 1801

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

The tie vote between Jefferson and Burr in the 1801 Electoral College pointed out problems with the electoral system. The framers had not anticipated such a tie nor had they considered the possibility of the election of a President or Vice President from opposing factions. In 1804 the passage of the 12th Amendment corrected these problems by providing for separate electoral college votes for President and Vice President.