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George Washington is said to have run unopposed both times he was elected.

There was a total of 69 electors in the 1788-1789 election and 132 electors in the 1792 election, and Washington received 69 votes in 1789 and 132 votes in 1792. In the first four U. S. Presidential elections, each elector cast two votes, and whoever came in second was the Vice President. This was changed by Constitutional Amendment after the Election of 1800, in which Thomas Jefferson and his running mate, Aaron Burr, ended up tied for first, requiring that the House of Representatives elect the President. Burr refused to concede, and it took the House 36 ballots before a clear winner was finally selected!

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