Jefferson’s running-mate, Aaron Burr got the same number of electoral votes as
The Federalists – John Adams’ side – said Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans 1 were a passel of radicals out to overthrow the country. George Washington himself said, "you could as soon scrub the blackamoor white, as to change the principles of a professed Democrat; and that he will leave nothing unattempted to overturn the Government of this Country." These days, of course, political figures don’t compare each other to “blackamores;” we’re too high-toned for that. We just stick to saying someone’s secretly Muslim.
As for the Democratic-Republicans, they claimed
The Sedition Act made it an offense to write “scandalously” about the government or certain officials. Since the act was set to expire the day before Adam’s term ended, it wasn’t hard to guess who those certain officials were. One man was fined a hundred dollars for remarking he didn’t care if
The Alien and Sedition Acts also allowed the president to deport any resident aliens if the
Thomas Jefferson: 73
John Adams: 65
1. This was before bumper-stickers, and names didn't have to be as pithy.