1876 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1876 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the wider United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors, to the electoral college, who voted for president and vice president.

1876 United States presidential election in Georgia
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Nominee Samuel J. Tilden Rutherford B. Hayes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Ohio
Running mate Thomas Hendricks William A. Wheeler
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 130,157 50,533
Percentage 72.03% 27.97%

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County Results

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes


Reconstruction in Georgia ended in 1871.[1]


The Tilden/Hendricks ticket carried the state by a margin of 44.06 on election day.


United States presidential election in Georgia, 1876 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden 130,157 72.03% 11
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes 50,533 27.97% 0


  1. ^ "Reconstruction in Georgia".
  2. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1876 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia

Further readingEdit

  • Hogan, Richard, “Resisting Redemption The Republican Vote in Georgia in 1876,” Social Science History, 35 (Summer 2011), 133–66.