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||***|
|Other: See Election Facts Below||3|
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