1880 United States presidential election in Michigan

The 1880 United States presidential election in Michigan took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Voters chose eleven electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

1880 United States presidential election in Michigan

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Nominee James A. Garfield Winfield Scott Hancock James B. Weaver
Party Republican Democratic Greenback
Home state Ohio Pennsylvania Iowa
Running mate Chester A. Arthur William Hayden English Barzillai J. Chambers
Electoral vote 11 0 0
Popular vote 185,335 131,597 34,895
Percentage 52.49% 37.27% 9.88%

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Results by county

President before election

Rutherford B. Hayes

Elected President

James A. Garfield

Michigan voted for Republican nominees James A. Garfield of Ohio and his running mate Chester A. Arthur over Democratic candidates Winfield Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania and running mate William Hayden English.

With 9.88% of the popular vote, Michigan would prove to be Weaver's third strongest state in terms of popular vote percentage after Texas and Iowa.[1]


1880 United States presidential election in Michigan[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James A. Garfield 185,335 52.49%
Democratic Winfield Scott Hancock 131,597 37.27%
Greenback James B. Weaver 34,895 9.88%
Prohibition Neal Dow 940 0.27%
Anti-Masonic John W. Phelps 312 0.09%
Total votes 353,079 100%


  1. ^ "1880 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1880 Presidential General Election Results - Michigan". Retrieved 2018-04-03.