1872 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote G G %Margin Margin Grant Greeley Other
1 MD8134,44721 0.69% 927 49.66% 50.34% 0.00%
2 VA11185,19512 0.98% 1,816 50.47% 49.49% 0.05%
3 DE321,82212 4.23% 924 51.00% 46.76% 2.24%
4 TN12179,04621 4.32% 7,736 47.84% 52.16% 0.00%
5 AR079,30012 4.35% 3,446 52.17% 47.83% 0.00%
6 WV562,46712 4.46% 2,788 51.74% 47.28% 0.98%
7 CT696,00912 4.81% 4,619 52.41% 47.59% 0.00%
8 KY12191,13521 5.87% 11,229 46.44% 52.32% 1.24%
9 AL10169,71612 6.38% 10,828 53.19% 46.81% 0.00%
10 IN15351,19612 6.41% 22,515 53.00% 46.59% 0.40%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote G G %Margin Margin Grant Greeley Other
1 VT552,98012 57.67% 30,554 78.29% 20.62% 1.08%
2 SC795,45212 51.95% 49,591 75.73% 23.78% 0.49%
3 RI418,99412 43.89% 8,336 71.94% 28.06% 0.00%
4 NE325,93212 41.36% 10,726 70.68% 29.32% 0.00%
5 MA13192,86412 38.50% 74,260 69.20% 30.69% 0.11%
6 ME790,52312 35.71% 32,329 67.86% 32.14% 0.00%
7 KS5100,51212 33.66% 33,835 66.46% 32.80% 0.73%
8 IA11216,36512 27.91% 60,377 60.81% 32.90% 6.29%
9 MI11221,45512 27.19% 60,207 62.66% 35.47% 1.87%
10 MS8129,45712 26.95% 34,893 63.48% 36.52% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
GrantGreeleyO'Conor
Vermont78.29%Texas57.07%Oregon2.91%
South Carolina75.73%Missouri55.46%Delaware2.24%
Rhode Island71.94%Georgia54.97%Texas2.21%
Nebraska70.68%Kentucky52.32%Michigan1.30%
Massachusetts69.20%Tennessee52.16%Kentucky1.24%
Lib RepBlackWrite-ins
Iowa4.83%Michigan0.57%Kansas0.58%
Alabama0.00%Ohio0.40%New Hampshire0.45%
Arkansas0.00%Pennsylvania0.29%Iowa0.44%
California0.00%Alabama0.00%South Carolina0.27%
Connecticut0.00%Arkansas0.00%Massachusetts0.11%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
GrantGreeleyO'Conor
Texas40.71%Vermont20.62%Tennessee0.00%
Missouri43.65%South Carolina23.78%Rhode Island0.00%
Georgia45.03%Rhode Island28.06%Pennsylvania0.00%
Kentucky46.44%Nebraska29.32%New York0.00%
Tennessee47.84%Massachusetts30.69%New Jersey0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Pennsylvania108,650Missouri53,470
Kentucky65,094Tennessee38,235
New York63,451West Virginia5,921
Louisiana61,596Wisconsin5,680
South Carolina32,527Ohio4,015


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Louisiana52.75%Tennessee41.17%
Kentucky43.22%Missouri25.73%
South Carolina36.09%West Virginia13.19%
Maryland33.71%Kansas3.99%
Delaware22.24%Arkansas3.02%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Missouri120,571Pennsylvania-92,400
Tennessee96,289Maine-22,439
Kansas56,882New York-21,751
Maryland41,652Georgia-20,910
Arkansas38,110Illinois-19,449


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Kansas130.37%Maine-19.86%
Tennessee116.35%Pennsylvania-14.09%
Arkansas92.52%Georgia-13.08%
Missouri79.07%California-11.85%
Nebraska69.59%South Carolina-11.24%


State Ranks
Rank GrantGreeley
1316
2631


County Ranks
Rank GrantGreeley
114451
251144


Note: county data for 1872 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
GrantGreeleyO'Conor
Nantucket, MA93.49%St. Lawrence, NY75.76%Yamhill, OR2.91%
Barnstable, MA88.16%Holmes, OH69.89%Sussex, DE2.24%
Dukes, MA82.74%Monroe, OH67.69%Zavala, TX2.21%
Geauga, OH81.66%Auglaize, OH66.85%Henry, OH1.55%
Franklin, MA80.77%Mercer, OH66.52%Wexford, MI1.30%
Lib RepBlackWrite-ins
Wright, IA4.83%Delaware, OH3.59%Wyandotte, KS0.58%
Autauga, AL0.00%Morgan, OH2.61%Sullivan, NH0.45%
Baldwin, AL0.00%Monroe, OH1.39%Wright, IA0.44%
Barbour, AL0.00%Trumbull, OH1.31%Plymouth, MA0.34%
Bibb, AL0.00%Clinton, OH1.31%Barnstable, MA0.33%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
GrantGreeley
Winnebago, WI0.00%Winnebago, WI0.00%
Waushara, WI0.00%Waushara, WI0.00%
Waupaca, WI0.00%Waupaca, WI0.00%
Waukesha, WI0.00%Waukesha, WI0.00%
Washington, WI0.00%Washington, WI0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
GrantGreeleyO'Conor
York, PA349,589York, PA212,041Woodford, IL3,151
Woodford, IL241,936Woodford, IL184,884Wexford, MI2,875
Whitley, IN186,147Whitley, IN163,632Zavala, TX2,580
Wexford, MI138,758St. Louis, MO151,434St. Louis, MO2,429
Wright, IA131,566Woodford, KY99,995Woodford, KY2,374
Lib RepBlackWrite-ins
Wright, IA10,447York, PA1,632Wright, IA942
Autauga, AL0Wexford, MI1,271Wyandotte, KS581
Baldwin, AL0Cuyahoga, OH178Sullivan, NH313
Barbour, AL0Delaware, OH178York, SC259
Bibb, AL0Trumbull, OH109Essex, MA39


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
GrantGreeley
Winnebago, WI0Winnebago, WI0
Waushara, WI0Waushara, WI0
Waupaca, WI0Waupaca, WI0
Waukesha, WI0Waukesha, WI0
Washington, WI0Washington, WI0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
York, PA108,650St. Louis, MO53,470
Woodford, KY65,094Wyandot, OH41,825
Winn, LA61,596Wilson, TN38,235
York, SC32,527New York, NY23,139
Worth, GA31,792Wyoming, WV5,921
Worcester, MD30,992Wood, WI5,680
Wexford, MI28,707Hamilton, OH4,858
Warren, NJ18,070Kings, NY4,740
Wyandotte, KS17,408St. Lawrence, NY3,064
Wright, IA14,018Essex, MA2,920


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Geauga, OH63.58%St. Lawrence, NY52.82%
Ashtabula, OH54.55%Wilson, TN41.17%
Winn, LA52.75%Holmes, OH39.81%
Lake, OH47.38%Monroe, OH36.95%
Fulton, OH44.82%Auglaize, OH35.73%
Woodford, KY43.22%Mercer, OH33.86%
Trumbull, OH42.73%Crawford, OH26.45%
Lawrence, OH37.38%St. Louis, MO25.73%
Athens, OH36.38%Putnam, OH24.99%
York, SC36.09%Butler, OH24.25%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New York, NY132,488Yates, NY-845,152
St. Louis, MO120,571Wyandot, OH-514,851
Wilson, TN96,289York, PA-92,400
Kings, NY71,485York, ME-22,439
Wyandotte, KS56,882Worth, GA-20,910
Hamilton, OH45,024Woodford, IL-19,449
Worcester, MD41,652Yancey, NC-16,335
Yell, AR38,110Yuba, CA-12,871
Woodford, KY35,680York, SC-12,086
Erie, NY30,355Wexford, MI-4,165


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New York, NY13,248,800.00%Yates, NY-99.46%
Kings, NY7,148,500.00%Wyandot, OH-99.24%
Hamilton, OH4,502,400.00%Nantucket, MA-34.62%
Erie, NY3,035,500.00%Barnstable, MA-23.88%
Albany, NY2,822,300.00%York, ME-19.86%
Oneida, NY2,349,400.00%Plymouth, MA-14.62%
Cuyahoga, OH2,266,700.00%Norfolk, MA-14.47%
Onondaga, NY2,246,000.00%York, PA-14.09%
Monroe, NY2,230,200.00%Worth, GA-13.08%
Westchester, NY2,133,700.00%Yuba, CA-11.85%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
GrantGreeley
Knox, OH49.44%Otsego, NY50.10%
Seneca, NY49.89%Vinton, OH50.28%
Winchester, VA50.47%Worcester, MD50.34%
Sussex, DE51.00%Ross, OH50.38%
Sullivan, NY51.03%Montgomery, OH50.47%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
GrantGreeley
Otsego, NY49.78%Winchester, VA49.49%
Worcester, MD49.66%Seneca, NY49.32%
Ross, OH49.55%Albany, NY48.87%
Vinton, OH49.31%Knox, OH48.67%
Montgomery, OH49.17%Muskingum, OH48.42%




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