1876 Georgia gubernatorial election

The 1876 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on 4 October 1876 in order to elect the Governor of Georgia. Democratic nominee and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 2nd district Alfred H. Colquitt defeated Republican nominee and former Mayor of Atlanta Jonathan Norcross.[1]

1876 Georgia gubernatorial election

← 1872 4 October 1876 1880 →
Nominee Alfred H. Colquitt Jonathan Norcross
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 111,297 33,443
Percentage 76.89% 23.11%

Governor before election

James Milton Smith

Elected Governor

Alfred H. Colquitt

General election edit

On election day, 4 October 1876, Democratic nominee Alfred H. Colquitt won the election by a margin of 77,854 votes against his opponent Republican nominee Jonathan Norcross, thereby holding Democratic control over the office of Governor. Colquitt was sworn in as the 49th Governor of Georgia on 12 January 1877.[2]

Results edit

Georgia gubernatorial election, 1876
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alfred H. Colquitt 111,297 76.89
Republican Jonathan Norcross 33,443 23.11
Total votes 144,740 100.00
Democratic hold

References edit

  1. ^ "Gov. Alfred Holt Colquitt". National Governors Association. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  2. ^ "GA Governor". ourcampaigns.com. 30 August 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2024.