1876 United States presidential election in Texas

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Nominee Samuel J. Tilden Rutherford B. Hayes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Ohio
Running mate Thomas A. Hendricks William A. Wheeler
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 104,755 44,800
Percentage 70.0% 30.0%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes

The 1876 United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 7, 1876. Texas voters chose 8 electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.

Texas overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic nominee, Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York, who received 70% of the vote. Texas was Tilden's second-strongest state.


United States presidential election in Texas, 1876[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden 104,755 70.04% 8
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes 44,800 29.96% 0
Total 149,555 100.0% 8


  1. ^ "David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".