1872 United States presidential election in Texas

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1872 United States presidential election in Texas
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  1860 November 5, 1872 1876  
  Horace Greeley restored (cropped).jpg UlyssesGrant.jpg
Nominee Horace Greeley Ulysses S. Grant
Party Liberal Republican Republican
Home state New York Illinois
Running mate Benjamin G. Brown Henry Wilson
Electoral vote0 [lower-alpha 1] 0
Popular vote66,54647,468
Percentage57.1%40.7%

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County Results

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

The 1872 United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. State voters chose eight electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.

Contents

Texas voted for the Liberal Republican nominee Horace Greeley, who received 57% of the vote. Greeley died before Congress could certify the results, leaving Texas electors (and the electors of five other states) free to vote for whoever they chose. All 8 electors voted for Thomas A. Hendricks.

This was the first presidential election since 1860 that Texas participated in. It had seceded from the United States in March 1861 and joined the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. It would not participate in the following elections in 1864 and 1868 and would not be readmitted into the Union until 1870.

Results

1872 United States presidential election in Texas [1]
PartyCandidateVotesPercentageElectoral votes
Democratic Thomas A. Hendricks 8
Liberal Republican Horace Greeley 66,54657.07%0 [lower-alpha 1]
Republican Ulysses S. Grant 47,46840.71%0
Straight-Out Democrat Charles O'Conor 2,5802.21%0
Total116,594100.0%8

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Footnotes

  1. 1 2 Greeley died after the election, but prior to the Electoral College meeting, and was thus ineligible for the office of President. Greeley had won 8 pledged electors, of which all cast their votes for other Democrats.

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References

  1. "David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".