1868 United States presidential election in Minnesota

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United States presidential election in Minnesota, 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 Ohio New York
Running mate Schuyler Colfax Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 43,722 28,096
Percentage 60.88% 43.04%

Minnesota President Election Results by County, 1868.svg
Grant:
  >= 50%
  >= 60%
  >= 70%
  >= 80%
  >= 90%

Seymour:

  >= 50%
  >= 60%
  >= 70%
  >= 80%

Unknown/No Vote:

  

President before election

Andrew Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant
Republican

The 1868 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Minnesota voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[1]

Minnesota was won by Ulysses S. Grant, formerly the 6th Commanding General of the United States Army (R-Ohio), running with Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax, with 60.88% of the popular vote, against the 18th governor of New York, Horatio Seymour (DNew York), running with former Senator Francis Preston Blair, Jr., with 39.12% of the vote.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1868[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 43,722 60.88% 4 100.00%
Democratic Horatio Seymour of New York Francis Preston Blair, Jr. of Missouri 28,096 39.12% 0 0.00%
Total 71,818 100.00% 4 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1868 Presidential Election Results Minnesota".