1880 United States presidential election in Texas

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Nominee Winfield S. Hancock James A. Garfield James B. Weaver
Party Democratic Republican Greenback
Home state Pennsylvania Ohio Iowa
Running mate William H. English Chester A. Arthur Barzillai J. Chambers
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 156,428 57,893 27,405
Percentage 64.7% 24.0% 11.3%

President before election

Rutherford B. Hayes

Elected President

James A. Garfield

The 1880 United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 2, 1880. Texas voters chose 8 electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.

Texas voted for the Democratic nominee Winfield S. Hancock, who received 64% of the vote. Texas was Hancock's fourth-strongest state. It was also the strongest state for Greenback candidate James B. Weaver, who received 11.34% of the vote.[1]


United States presidential election in Texas, 1876[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Winfield S. Hancock 156,428 64.71% 8
Republican James A. Garfield 57,893 23.95% 0
Greenback Party James B. Weaver 27,405 11.34% 0
Total 241,726 100.0% 8


  1. ^ "1880 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".