1872 United States presidential election in Virginia
|Elections in Virginia|
The 1872 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Virginia voted for the Republican candidate, incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant over the Democratic and Liberal Republican candidate, former U.S. Representative Horace Greeley. This was the first presidential election that Virginia participated in after the events of the U.S. Civil War. It was also the first presidential election in which the state voted for a Republican candidate and would not occur again until 1928. The election was still very close in this state and Grant won Virginia by a margin of almost 1%.
|United States presidential election in Virginia, 1872|
|Republican||Ulysses S. Grant (inc.)||93,463||50.47%||11|
|Liberal Republican/Democratic||Horace Greeley||91,647||49.49%||0|
|Bourbon Democrat||Charles O'Conor||85||0.05%||0|
- "1872 Presidential General Election Results – Virginia". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
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