1876 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida
Elections to the United States House of Representatives in Florida were held November 7, 1876 for the 45th Congress. These elections were held at the same time as election for Governor and the contentious 1876 Presidential election, in which Florida was one of four states whose electoral votes were in dispute.
Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
In the 1874 elections, both Republican incumbents were initially declared re-elected. In the 2nd district, Jesse J. Finley (D) successfully contested the re-election of Josiah T. Walls (R), so that at the time of the 1876 elections, Florida had one Democratic and one Republican incumbent.
Both incumbents ran for re-election, and both were defeated. The 1st district changed from Republican to Democratic control while the 2nd changed from Democratic to Republican control, resulting in no net change
|1st||Robert H. M. Davidson||13,162||51.2%||William J. Purman (I)||12,565||48.8%|
|2nd||Jesse J. Finley (I)||11,571||50.0%||Horatio Bisbee, Jr.||11,574||50.0%|
As in 1874, Jesse J. Finley (D) challenged the results of the election in the 2nd district. On February 20, 1879, Finley was declared the legitimate winner with a vote of 11,329 - 11,077, and was seated in Bisbee's place, serving from February 20, 1879 - March 3, 1879 when the 45th Congress ended.