1872 United States presidential election in Florida
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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horace Greeley
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Home state Illinois New York
Running mate Henry Wilson Benjamin G. Brown
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 17,763 15,427
Percentage 53.52% 46.48%

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County Results

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1872 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Florida voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over Liberal Republican candidate, Horace Greeley. Grant won Florida by a margin of 7.04%.


United States presidential election in Florida, 1872[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 17,763 53.52% 4 100.00%
Liberal Republican Horace Greeley of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 15,427 46.48% 0 0.00%
Total 33,190 100.00% 4 100.00%


  1. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Florida". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 29 January 2018.