1880 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1880

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Nominee George C. Ludlow Frederic A. Potts
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 121,666 121,015
Percentage 49.53% 49.27%

Governor before election

George B. McClellan

Elected Governor

George C. Ludlow

The 1880 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1880. Democratic nominee George C. Ludlow defeated Republican nominee Frederic A. Potts with 49.53% of the vote.

General election[edit]


Major party candidates

  • George C. Ludlow, Democratic
  • Frederic A. Potts, Republican

Other candidates

  • Thomas B. Hoxey, Greenback Party
  • Stephen B. Ransom, Prohibition Party


New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1880[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George C. Ludlow 121,666 49.53%
Republican Frederic A. Potts 121,015 49.27%
Greenback Thomas B. Hoxey 2,759 1.12%
Prohibition Stephen B. Ransom 195 0.08%
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25.