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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1876 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 07, 1876 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 07, 1876 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1877 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1881 - 12:00pm
Turnout 21.13% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler November 08, 2008 07:55pm
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When President Grant proved unwilling to discipline his appointees who were guilty of corruption in office, the nation responded by handing the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats in the 1874 midterm elections. Grant still did not hear the voice of the voters, and he indicated that he would be available for a third term in office. The Republican State Conventions in NY, OH, and PA passed resolutions affirming President Washington’s policy that no one should serve more than two terms as President, and the U.S. House followed their lead in a resolution which passed by the margin of 234–18.

The first convention of 1876 was that of the Greenback Party. Organized in 1874, the Greenback Party sought to bring the needs of the farmers of the country into the political arena. Their convention nominated the inventor Peter Cooper for President.

When the Republican convention met in Cincinnati, the odds were that James Blaine of Maine would be the eventual nominee. On the first ballot, Blaine was just 100 votes short of a majority. His vote began to slide after the second ballot, as many Republicans feared that Blaine could not win the election. These anti-Blaine delegates could not agree on a candidate until Blaine reached 41% of the vote on the sixth ballot. The more reform-minded Republican leaders met together and considered the alternatives. The choice was Ohio’s reform Governor, Rutherford B. Hayes. On the seventh ballot, Hayes won 51% to 46% for Blaine.

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/05/1872
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes3,598,235 (55.72%)
Term03/04/1873 - 03/04/1877 Margin763,474 (+11.82%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/1880
NameJames A. Garfield Votes4,446,158 (48.27%)
Term03/04/1881 - 03/04/1885 Margin1,898 (+0.02%)
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
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Name Gov. Samuel J. Tilden Gov. Rutherford B. Hayes Peter Cooper Others Territorial Governor Green Clay Smith James B. Walker Louis Brookwater
PartyDemocratic Republican Greenback Independent Prohibition Anti-Masonic Independent
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Uncertified Votes4,288,546 (50.98%) 4,034,311 (47.95%) 75,973 (0.90%) 6,972 (0.08%) 6,743 (0.08%) 459 (0.01%) 97 (0.00%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -254,235 (-3.02%) -4,212,573 (-50.07%) -4,281,574 (-50.89%) -4,281,803 (-50.89%) -4,288,087 (-50.97%) -4,288,449 (-50.97%)
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