1872 Presidential Election Interactive Map

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Split Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The split can be edited in this table. The states are not interactive on the map unless the split is .

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1872 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Ulysses S. Grant (I) Republican 286 3,597,132
Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic 42 ***
B. Gratz Brown Democratic 18 ***
Charles J. Jenkins Democratic 2 ***
David Davis Democratic 1 ***
Horace Greeley Democratic 0 2,834,125

1872 Election Facts

  • The entire electoral vote of Louisiana (8) and Arkansas (6) was rejected by Congress due to issues related to Reconstruction. Both states had voted for Grant.
  • *** Democratic nominee Horace Greeley died after the election, but before vote of Electors; most of whom chose other Democrats. The map displays all those electoral votes as if won by a single Democrat.
  • Three electoral votes from Georgia that were cast for the deceased Greeley were rejected by Congress.
  • Issues of the Day: Corruption in Federal Government