I, Andrew Jackson, have received the most electoral votes.
I, Henry Clay, am the Speaker of the House so the outcome is basically in my hands, yeet
However, since u do not have the majority of the Presidential Electoral votes the final decision is up to the House of Representatives.
I convinced Congress to elect you, John Q. Adams so u kno what that means lmao
As promised, I will make you Secretary of State, esketit
This was planned. One could call this a corrupt bargain.
The 1824 election was the first election to have no candidate run as a Federalist. Later on, Andrew Jackson and his supporters would evovle into the Democratic Party after calling for a more open system for choosing candidates.