1872 Presidential General Election Results
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Vice Presidential
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Ulysses Grant Henry WilsonRepublican 3,597,439 55.58% 286 81.3%
Horace Greeley B. Gratz BrownDemocratic 2,833,710 43.78% 66 18.8%
Charles O'Conor John Q. Adams, IIStraight-Out Democrat 23,054 0.36% 0 0.0%
--Liberal Republican 10,447 0.16% 0 0.0%
James BlackJohn RussellProhibition 5,003 0.08% 0 0.0%
Write-ins-- 2,330 0.04% 0 0.0%
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  • Horace Greely died on Nov 29, 1872. His electoral votes were cast for: 42 votes for Thomas Hendricks, 18 votes for B. Gratz Brown, 2 votes for Charles Jenkins, 1 vote for David Davis.
  • Three Greeley electoral votes from Georgia were not counted.
  • The Democratic Vice Presidential Electoral Votes were split amongst eight Vice Presidential candidates. Click on Elect Vote button above for details.
  • 14 Grant electoral votes from Arkansas and Louisiana were not counted

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