1868 United States presidential election in Alabama

The 1868 United States presidential election in Alabama took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 presidential election. Alabama voters chose eight representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[2]

1868 United States presidential election in Alabama

← 1860 November 3, 1868 1872 →
Turnout15.51% of the total population[1]
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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horatio Seymour
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Illinois New York
Running mate Schuyler Colfax Francis Preston Blair Jr.
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 76,667 72,921
Percentage 51.25% 48.75%

President before election

Andrew Johnson

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

Alabama was won by Ulysses S. Grant, formerly the 6th Commanding General of the United States Army (R-Illinois), running with Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax, with 51.25% of the popular vote, against the 18th governor of New York, Horatio Seymour (DNew York), running with former Senator Francis Preston Blair Jr., with 48.75% of the vote.[2]


1868 United States presidential election in Alabama[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 76,667 51.25% 8 100.00%
Democratic Horatio Seymour of New York Francis Preston Blair Jr. of Missouri 72,921 48.75% 0 0.00%
Write-in Write-in of United States Write-in of United States 6 0.00% 0 0.00%
Total 181,498 100.00% 8 100.00%

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1868 Presidential Election Results Alabama Total Population Turnout".
  2. ^ a b c "1864 Presidential Election Results Alabama".