1880 Presidential Election Interactive Map

185 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1880 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the 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