1868 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1868

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  Ulysses S Grant by Brady c1870-restored (cropped).jpg Horatio Seymour - Brady-Handysmall.jpg
Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horatio Seymour
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Illinois New York
Running mate Schuyler Colfax Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 50,788 47,844
Percentage 51.49% 48.51%

President before election

Andrew Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

The 1868 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut voted for the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant, over the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour. Grant won the state by a narrow margin of 2.98%.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1868[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 50,788 51.49% 6 100.00%
Democratic Horatio Seymour of New York Francis Preston Blair, Jr. of Missouri 47,844 48.51% 0 0.00%
Total 98,632 100.00% 6 100.00%


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1868 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 24 December 2013.