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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1868 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 02, 1868 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 02, 1868 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1869 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1873 - 12:00am
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler June 10, 2006 09:14pm
Data SourcesPresidential Elections Since 1789, p. 156.
Description
Overview of the Popular Vote

Presidential Electors, chosen on 11/3/1868, cast the electoral vote on 12/2/1868. Ulysses Grant, the Republican nominee, won 26 states with 214 electoral votes, and his Democratic opponent, Horatio Seymour, won eight states with 80 electoral votes.

All states chose Presidential Electors by the General Ticket (at large) except for Florida, where they were appointed by the legislature.

Casting the vote

All Presidential Electors cast their votes faithfully. The only event of note in the casting of the electoral vote came in Georgia. There, the Governor called the Electors into session on the wrong day; they gathered there on the 7th rather than the 2d.

Counting the Vote

When Congress assembled in joint session on 2/10/1869 to count the electoral vote, several states were challenged. The certificate of vote from Louisiana was sealed with the likeness of a pelican; as soon as it was broken, a Tennessee Representative objected to its being read. The House voted 136-63 to count Louisiana's vote, and the Senate concurred.

The vote of Nevada was found to be "too informal" but was not challenged.

Georgia was the second state to be challenged. Congress had already decided two days earlier not to challenge Georgia's vote on the basis of the Electors meeting on the wrong day. The House voted 41-150 to reject Georgia's vote. In the Senate, the objection was ruled out of order, and the Senate ret

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNational Union Won04/15/1865
NameAndrew Johnson Votes1 (100.00%)
Term04/15/1865 - 03/04/1869 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/04/1872
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes286 (81.25%)
Term03/04/1873 - 03/04/1877 Margin244 (+69.32%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 21, 1868 US President - R Convention
Ulysses S. Grant
R 650
Jul 09, 1868 US President - D Convention
Horatio Seymour
D 1,002
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Name Commanding General Ulysses S. Grant Gov. Horatio Seymour  
PartyRepublican Democratic  
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Uncertified Votes214 (72.79%) 80 (27.21%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -134 (-45.58%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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Mar 04, 1869 07:00pm Mar 04, 1869 07:00pm Inauguration 24th Presidential Inauguration (Grant)  Chronicler 

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