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the last pre-Civil War candidate the Democrats could agree upon. The Democratic party survived the Civil War. The party was split by the war into Southern and Northern Democrats, with the former lost to the national party during the war. When the electoral votes were counted, the result was less than ideal. Adams received a slim majority of 71 votes for President to 68 for Jefferson. But 12 Federalist electors had failed to vote for Pinckney, and Jefferson, receiving the second highest number of votes, became Vice-President. Members of opposing parties held the two highest offices in the land. By 1800 party discipline was enforced enough to pledge electors to vote for both party candidates, which created another problem. Jefferson and Burr each received 73 votes. As the Constitution provided, the issue went to the House of Representatives, which elected Jefferson, largely because Hamilton preferred him as a lesser evil than Burr. The Constitution was then amended to distinguish the votes for President and Vice- President. Thus, by 1800 the Electoral College, as designed by the Founding Fathers, had deteriorated to a mere formality, with electors pledged to vote for nominees chosen by a caucus of the party's members in Congress. This system lasted only through the terms of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, a period of 24 years, a victim of its own lack of leadership and organizational activity. “AL’JIHAD”– by, Imam Mahdi . © ® ™ : Of 842 Pages Is 585