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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1880 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 02, 1880 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 08, 1880 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1881 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1885 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler March 18, 2009 08:58pm
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris
Description

Overview of the Republican Party in the Hayes Administration

President Hayes's term began with several moderate measures that were popular among the electorate but not welcomed by congressional partisans. He chose his cabinet not to satisfy the Senate but on the basis of ability. When Blaine and other Republicans slowed the process of confirmations, newspapers urged them to stop trying to regulate the new President. Blaine and his friends recognized that Hayes would be a much stronger president than Grant. Hayes also resolved the Southern situation. He met with the competing governors from South Carolina and won an agreement from Wade Hampton (the Democratic contender) to protect the rights of blacks. Within two months, all federal troops had been withdrawn from the South, bringing Reconstruction to an end and increasing Hayes's stock among moderates in all sections of the Union.

As it turned out, Hayes's attempt to create a viable two-party system in the South failed by 1879. At first, former Southern Whigs appeared willing to affiliate with the Republicans. When Klan activity and a Democratic controlled canvassing board overturned a 1,500 Republican majority in Marshall, Texas and installed the Democratic candidates anyway, Hayes recognized that the South might not uphold its part of the bargain in holding free and fair elections. Congress passed legislation for troops to observe Southern elections with riders, and Hayes was widely acclaimed for vetoing

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/06/1876
NameRutherford B. Hayes Votes185 (50.14%)
Term03/04/1877 - 03/04/1881 Margin1 (+0.27%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/01/1880
NameJames A. Garfield Votes214 (57.99%)
Term03/04/1881 - 09/19/1881 Margin59 (+15.99%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/01/1880
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Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
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Name Rep. James A. Garfield President Ulysses S. Grant Sen. James G. Blaine Secretary of Treasury John Sherman Ambassador Elihu B. Washburne Sen. George F. Edmunds Sen. William Windom
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
Website [Website]
Uncertified Votes399 (32.95%) 313 (25.85%) 285 (23.53%) 120 (9.91%) 44 (3.63%) 34 (2.81%) 10 (0.83%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -86 (-7.10%) -114 (-9.41%) -279 (-23.04%) -355 (-29.31%) -365 (-30.14%) -389 (-32.12%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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POP Wharton Barker
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
R Impy
R Roscoe Conkling
R Chester A. Arthur
R Chauncey M. Depew
R James A. Garfield
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Name (I) President Rutherford B. Hayes Gov. Edmund J. Davis Benjamin Harrison Gov. John F. Hartranft Samuel McCrary  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican  
Website  
Uncertified Votes2 (0.17%) 1 (0.08%) 1 (0.08%) 1 (0.08%) 1 (0.08%)  
Margin-397 (-32.78%) -398 (-32.87%) -398 (-32.87%) -398 (-32.87%) -398 (-32.87%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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