1872 United States presidential election in South Carolina

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United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1872

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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horace Greeley
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Home state Ohio New York
Running mate Henry Wilson Benjamin G. Brown
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 72,290 22,699
Percentage 75.73% 23.78%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

The 1872 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 5, 1872. All contemporary 37 states were part of the 1872 United States presidential election. The state voters chose 7 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

South Carolina was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois and his running mate Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts. Grant and Wilson defeated the Liberal Republican and Democratic nominees, former Congressman Horace Greeley of New York and his running mate former Senator and Governor Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri by a margin of 51.95%.

With 75.73% of the popular vote, South Carolina would be Grant's second strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1872[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 72,290 75.73% 7 100.00%
Liberal Republican Horace Greeley of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 22,699 23.78% 0 0.00%
N/A Write ins N/A 259 0.27% 0 0.00%
Bourbon Democrat Charles O'Conor John Quincy Adams II 204 0.21% 0 0.00%
Total 95,452 100.00% 7 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1872 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina".