1868 Presidential Election Statistics
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Below are tables of statistics showing various data relating to the 1868 Presidential Election Results. These include state and county-level statistics for total votes, percentage of vote, vote swing, margin of victory, etc.

States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote G S %Margin Margin Grant Seymour Other
1 CA5108,65612 0.48% 520 50.24% 49.76% 0.00%
2 OR2122,08621 0.74% 164 49.63% 50.37% 0.00%
3 NY7849,77121 1.18% 9,995 49.41% 50.59% 0.00%
4 NJ5163,13221 1.76% 2,870 49.12% 50.88% 0.00%
5 AL8149,59412 2.50% 3,746 51.25% 48.75% 0.00%
6 IN16343,53212 2.79% 9,572 51.39% 48.61% 0.00%
7 CT698,63212 2.98% 2,944 51.49% 48.51% 0.00%
8 PA3655,66212 4.41% 28,898 52.20% 47.80% 0.00%
9 NC33181,49812 6.82% 12,380 53.41% 46.59% 0.00%
10 AR541,19012 7.37% 3,034 53.68% 46.32% 0.00%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote G S %Margin Margin Grant Seymour Other
1 VT1056,21212 57.14% 32,122 78.57% 21.43% 0.00%
2 KY3155,45521 49.10% 76,323 25.45% 74.55% 0.00%
3 LA11113,48821 41.38% 46,962 29.31% 70.69% 0.00%
4 MA7195,50812 39.53% 77,276 69.76% 30.23% 0.01%
5 KS843,63012 37.65% 16,427 68.82% 31.17% 0.01%
6 TN682,75712 36.85% 30,499 68.43% 31.57% 0.00%
7 MD792,79521 34.40% 31,919 32.80% 67.20% 0.00%
8 RI2619,54112 32.98% 6,445 66.49% 33.51% 0.00%
9 GA3159,81621 28.53% 45,598 35.73% 64.27% 0.00%
10 NE1115,29112 27.81% 4,253 63.91% 36.09% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
GrantSeymourWrite-ins
Vermont78.57%Kentucky74.55%New Hampshire0.02%
Massachusetts69.76%Louisiana70.69%Massachusetts0.01%
Kansas68.82%Maryland67.20%Kansas0.01%
Tennessee68.43%Georgia64.27%Alabama0.00%
Rhode Island66.49%Delaware59.00%Arkansas0.00%
Alabama0.00%
Arkansas0.00%
California0.00%
Connecticut0.00%
Delaware0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
GrantSeymourWrite-ins
Kentucky25.45%Vermont21.43%Wisconsin0.00%
Louisiana29.31%Massachusetts30.23%West Virginia0.00%
Maryland32.80%Kansas31.17%Vermont0.00%
Georgia35.73%Tennessee31.57%Tennessee0.00%
Delaware41.00%Rhode Island33.51%South Carolina0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Michigan20,864Kentucky39,809
Illinois20,400Maryland39,333
Pennsylvania8,823Missouri19,922
Minnesota7,938Ohio18,509
Iowa7,384California17,696


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Rhode Island8.50%Maryland44.57%
Michigan6.76%Missouri25.52%
Maine6.69%Kansas23.76%
New Hampshire5.34%West Virginia18.82%
Vermont4.94%California16.72%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New York119,050Nevada-4,722
Illinois101,184Rhode Island-2,891
Pennsylvania82,955Maine-1,835
Michigan77,958New Hampshire-1,326
Kentucky63,367


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Kansas102.18%Nevada-28.76%
Minnesota69.29%Rhode Island-12.89%
Kentucky68.81%New Hampshire-1.90%
Michigan52.79%Maine-1.60%
Missouri46.14%


State Ranks
Rank GrantSeymour
1258
2825


County Ranks
Rank GrantSeymour
1388
2838


Note: county data for 1868 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
GrantSeymourWrite-ins
, 78.57%, 74.55%, 0.02%
, 69.76%, 70.69%, 0.01%
, 68.82%, 67.20%, 0.01%
, 68.43%, 64.27%, 0.00%
, 66.49%, 59.00%, 0.00%
, 63.91%, 50.88%, 0.00%
, 62.41%, 50.59%, 0.00%
, 61.92%, 50.37%, 0.00%
, 60.88%, 49.76%, 0.00%
, 58.83%, 48.75%, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%
, 0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
GrantSeymour
, 0.00%, 0.00%
, 0.00%, 0.00%
, 0.00%, 0.00%
, 0.00%, 0.00%
, 0.00%, 0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
GrantSeymourWrite-ins
, 76,667, 72,921, 6
, 22,112, 19,078, 0
, 54,588, 54,068, 0
, 50,788, 47,844, 0
, 7,614, 10,957, 0
, 57,109, 102,707, 0
, 250,304, 199,116, 0
, 176,552, 166,980, 0
, 120,399, 74,040, 0
, 30,027, 13,600, 3
, 0
, 0
, 0
, 0
, 0
, 0
, 0
, 0
, 0
, 0


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
GrantSeymour
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0
, 0, 0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Wexford, MI20,864Woodford, KY39,809
Woodford, IL20,400Worcester, MD39,333
York, PA8,823St. Louis, MO19,922
Yellow Medicine, MN7,938Wyandot, OH18,509
Wright, IA7,384Yuba, CA17,696
York, ME7,229Yates, NY16,744
Wood, WI6,623Whitley, IN10,617
Warren, NJ4,431Wyoming, WV4,012
Sullivan, NH3,581Sussex, DE2,731
Wyandotte, KS3,174White Pine, NV1,970


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Franklin, MA12.17%Worcester, MD44.57%
Washington, RI8.50%St. Louis, MO25.52%
Wexford, MI6.76%Wyandotte, KS23.76%
York, ME6.69%Wyoming, WV18.82%
Sullivan, NH5.34%Yuba, CA16.72%
Dukes, MA5.32%Sussex, DE14.38%
Windsor, VT4.94%Suffolk, MA12.75%
Warren, NJ3.91%Woodford, KY9.45%
Yellow Medicine, MN3.64%White Pine, NV8.90%
Norfolk, MA2.90%Yamhill, OR8.54%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Yates, NY119,050White Pine, NV-4,722
Woodford, IL101,184Washington, RI-2,891
York, PA82,955York, ME-1,835
Wexford, MI77,958Norfolk, MA-1,688
Woodford, KY63,367Sullivan, NH-1,326
Whitley, IN62,877Barnstable, MA-667
Wright, IA56,414Franklin, MA-169
St. Louis, MO48,142Dukes, MA-69
Wyandot, OH47,535Nantucket, MA-5
Wood, WI44,261Yolo, CA0


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Wyandotte, KS102.18%White Pine, NV-28.76%
Yellow Medicine, MN69.29%Barnstable, MA-14.21%
Woodford, KY68.81%Washington, RI-12.89%
Wexford, MI52.79%Dukes, MA-11.26%
St. Louis, MO46.14%Norfolk, MA-10.20%
Wyoming, WV41.41%Franklin, MA-2.98%
Wright, IA40.87%Sullivan, NH-1.90%
Suffolk, MA31.32%York, ME-1.60%
Wood, WI29.64%Nantucket, MA-0.96%
Woodford, IL29.06%Yolo, CA0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
GrantSeymour
Yuba, CA50.24%Yamhill, OR50.37%
Winston, AL51.25%Yates, NY50.59%
Whitley, IN51.39%Warren, NJ50.88%
Windham, CT51.49%Sussex, DE59.00%
York, PA52.20%Worth, GA64.27%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
GrantSeymour
Yamhill, OR49.63%Yuba, CA49.76%
Yates, NY49.41%Winston, AL48.75%
Warren, NJ49.12%Whitley, IN48.61%
Sussex, DE41.00%Windham, CT48.51%
Worth, GA35.73%York, PA47.80%




National Results for 1868

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