1868 United States presidential election in Florida
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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant
Party Republican
Home state Illinois
Running mate Schuyler Colfax
Electoral vote 3

President before election

Andrew Johnson

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1868 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. The vote in the legislature was 40 Republicans to 9 Democrats.[1]

Florida voted for the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant.

As a result of the status of Reconstruction, the state's three electoral votes were allocated by the State Legislature to Grant. This was the only time in the state's history that the popular vote did not decide the election in the state.[2]


United States presidential election in Florida, 1868[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 3 100.00%


  1. ^ "The Returns". The Carson Daily Appeal. 6 November 1868. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "1868 Presidential General Election Results".