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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1872 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 05, 1872 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 05, 1872 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1873 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1877 - 12:00pm
Turnout 16.22% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler July 25, 2007 10:38am
Data SourcesPresidential Elections Since 1789. An independent Liberal Republican Elector in Iowa received 10,447 votes.
Description
Nominations

President Ulysses S. Grant was renominated for President by the Republican Party without opposition. His chief opponent was Horace Greeley, who was nominated by the Liberal Republican National Convention and endorsed by the Democratic National Convention. The unpopularity of Grant’s administration was made evident by the large number of nominations of alternative candidates in the spring of 1872. One by one, these incipient political parties either dissolved or merged into other parties except for the Straight-Out Democrats and the Prohibition Party. President Grant’s vulnerability was very much in question throughout much of the year, though his chief opponent, Horace Greeley, was undoubtedly the least suitable opponent he could have faced.

The Campaign

Horace Greeley, nominee of the Liberal Republicans and Democrats, was harassed throughout the year for his eccentric behavior (in addition to being a vegetarian and atheist, Greeley had written in favor of free love). Greeley wore a loose white coat and large hat; his untidiness was useful in diverting attention away from the President’s similar tendencies. In accepting the nomination, Greeley stated that the nation was “eager to clasp hands across the bloody chasm,”

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/03/1868
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes3,013,650 (52.66%)
Term03/04/1869 - 03/04/1873 Margin304,906 (+5.33%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1876
NameSamuel J. Tilden Votes4,288,546 (50.97%)
Term03/04/1877 - 03/04/1881 Margin254,235 (+3.02%)
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Name (I) President Ulysses S. Grant Rep. Horace Greeley Charles O'Conor James Black Others William Palmer George W. Slocum
PartyRepublican Democratic Straight Out Democrat Prohibition Independent Independent Independent
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Certified Votes3,598,235 (55.72%) 2,834,761 (43.90%) 18,602 (0.29%) 3,371 (0.05%) 1,090 (0.02%) 440 (0.01%) 424 (0.01%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -763,474 (-11.82%) -3,579,633 (-55.44%) -3,594,864 (-55.67%) -3,597,145 (-55.71%) -3,597,795 (-55.72%) -3,597,811 (-55.72%)
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Name James B. Weaver (W) Victoria C. Woodhull  
PartyIndependent Equal Rights  
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Certified Votes309 (0.01%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin-3,597,926 (-55.72%) -3,598,235 (-55.72%)  
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