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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1880 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 22, 1880 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 24, 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 May 13, 2013 04:17am
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

Most votes received by candidates for party presidential nomination, up to the point where a nominee was determined. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
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Pre-Convention Maneuvering

Samuel J. Tilden emerged from the election of 1876 as the clear front-runner for the 1880 Democratic presidential nomination. Three events changed his fortunes. First, the congressional investigation into 1876 voting irregularities uncovered a proposed bribe from the Tilden campaign of $1,000,000 for the certification of one additional Presidential Elector from the South. Second, Tilden's anti-boss activities in New York State caused Tammany Hall to start looking elsewhere for a candidate. Third, Tilden himself never officially made a statement entering the race.

While Tilden considered his options, many other Democrats entered the race. Leading contenders appeared to be Winfield S. Hancock, Sen. Thomas F. Bayard, Sen. Allen G. Thurman, and Speaker of the U.S. House Samuel J. Randall.

The National Convention

The 13th Democratic National Convention assembled in the Music Hall, Cincinnati OH. Each state was allotted two delegates per electoral vote, resulting in the same number of delegates as in 1876 (738).

Temporary Chairman: George F. Hoadly OH

Permanent Chairman: John W. Stevenson KY

When Hoadly took the chair, he gave a brief speech mostly relating to the "theft" of the prior election, setting the theme of most convention speeches.



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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%)
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  PartyRepublican Won12/01/1880
NameJames A. Garfield Votes214 (57.99%)
Term03/04/1881 - 09/19/1881 Margin59 (+15.99%)
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RaceUS President 12/01/1880
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Name Winfield Scott Hancock Sen. Thomas F. Bayard Speaker of the House Samuel Jackson Randall Rep. Henry B. Payne Sen. Allen G. Thurman Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field Rep. William Ralls Morrison
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Certified Votes705 (50.14%) 154 (10.95%) 129 (9.18%) 81 (5.76%) 69 (4.91%) 66 (4.69%) 62 (4.41%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -551 (-39.19%) -576 (-40.97%) -624 (-44.38%) -636 (-45.23%) -639 (-45.45%) -643 (-45.73%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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D InspectorMorse
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Name Gov. Thomas A. Hendricks Gov. Samuel J. Tilden Sen. James Edward English Rep. Thomas Ewing Gov. Horatio Seymour William A. H. Loveland Sen. Joseph Ewing McDonald
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Certified Votes50 (3.56%) 38 (2.70%) 19 (1.35%) 10 (0.71%) 8 (0.57%) 5 (0.36%) 3 (0.21%)
Margin-655 (-46.59%) -667 (-47.44%) -686 (-48.79%) -695 (-49.43%) -697 (-49.57%) -700 (-49.79%) -702 (-49.93%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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