1875 Kentucky gubernatorial election

The 1875 Kentucky gubernatorial election was held on August 2, 1875. Democratic nominee James B. McCreary defeated Republican nominee John Marshall Harlan with 58.31% of the vote.

1875 Kentucky gubernatorial election
← 1871 August 2, 1875 1879 →
 
Nominee James B. McCreary John Marshall Harlan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 126,976 90,795
Percentage 58.31% 41.69%

County results
McCreary:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Harlan:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Preston Leslie
Democratic

Elected Governor

James B. McCreary
Democratic

General election

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Candidates

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  • James B. McCreary, Democratic
  • John Marshall Harlan, Republican

Results

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1875 Kentucky gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James B. McCreary 126,976 58.31% -0.30%
Republican John Marshall Harlan 90,795 41.69% +0.30%
Majority 36,181 16.62%
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References

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  1. ^ Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved June 21, 2020.