1872 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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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 none (8 elected) 0
Popular vote 71,663 57,029
Percentage 55.69% 44.31%

Parish Results

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

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

Louisiana voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over Liberal Republican candidate Horace Greeley. Grant won Louisiana by a margin of 11.38%. However, due to the turbulent conditions of Reconstruction, along with various irregularities and allegations of electoral fraud, Congress rejected Louisiana's eight electoral votes.[1] Neighboring Arkansas's electoral votes were also rejected.


1872 United States presidential election in Louisiana[2][3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 71,663 55.69% 0 (8 elected) 0.00%
Liberal Republican Horace Greely of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 57,029 44.31% 0 0.00%
Total 128,692 100.00% 0 0.00%

See also


  1. ^ "American presidential election, 1872". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1872 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 5 December 2017.