1872 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

1872 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

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Turnout62.0%[1] Decrease 4.9 pp
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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horace Greeley
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Home state Ohio New York
Running mate Henry Wilson Benjamin G. Brown
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 133,455 59,195
Percentage 69.20% 30.69%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

The 1872 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 5, 1872. All contemporary 37 states were part of the 1872 United States presidential election. The state voters chose 13 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Massachusetts was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois and his running mate Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts. Grant and Wilson defeated the Liberal Republican and Democratic nominees, former Congressman Horace Greeley of New York and his running mate former Senator and Governor Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri by a margin of 38.51%.

With 69.20% of the popular vote, Massachusetts would be Grant's fifth strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Nebraska.[2]

Results[edit]

1872 United States presidential election in Massachusetts[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 133,455 53.94% 13 100.00%
Liberal Republican Horace Greeley of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 59,195 30.69% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 214 0.11% 0 0.00%
Total 192,864 100.00% 13 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts".