1876 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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United States presidential election in West Virginia, 1876

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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 5 0
Popular vote 56,546 41,997
Percentage 56.75% 42.15%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes

The 1876 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. West Virginia voters chose five representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[1]

West Virginia was won by Samuel J. Tilden, the former governor of New York (DNew York), running with Thomas A. Hendricks, the governor of Indiana and future vice president, with 56.75% of the popular vote, against Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio (R-Ohio), running with Representative William A. Wheeler, with 42.15% of the vote.[1]

The Greenback Party chose industrialist Peter Cooper and former representative Samuel Fenton Cary, received 1.11% of the vote.


United States presidential election in West Virginia, 1876[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana 56,546 56.75% 5 100.00%
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio William A. Wheeler of Indiana 41,997 42.15% 0 0.00%
Greenback Peter Cooper of New York Samuel Fenton Cary of Ohio 1,104 1.11% 0 0.00%
Total 99,647 100.00% 5 100.00%


  1. ^ a b c "1876 Presidential Election Results West Virginia".