1868 United States presidential election in California

United States presidential election in California, 1868

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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horatio Seymour
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Illinois New York
Running mate Schuyler Colfax Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 54,588 54,068
Percentage 50.24% 49.76%

President before election

Andrew Johnson

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

In the 1868 United States presidential election, California narrowly voted for the Republican nominee, Union general Ulysses S. Grant, over the Democratic nominee, DNC chair Horatio Seymour.


United States presidential election in California, 1868[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ulysses S. Grant 54,588 50.24% 5
Democratic Horatio Seymour 54,068 49.76% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 108,656 100.00% 5
Voter turnout


  1. ^ "1868 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.