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1880 Presidential Election Interactive Map

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1880 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
James A. Garfield Republican 214 4,454,416
Winfield S. Hancock Democratic 155 4,444,952
James Weaver Greenback 0 308,578

1880 Election Facts

  • Vice-Presidential Succession: Garfield died from an assassin's bullet on Sept. 19, 1881, replaced by Chester A. Arthur
  • Extremely close popular vote between candidates of the two major parties
  • California: Voters chose electors directly, with five pledged to Hancock (D) and one to Garfield (R) winning.
  • Issues of the Day: Tariffs, Implications of the end of Reconstruction