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1880 United States presidential election in Kansas

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The 1880 United States presidential election in Kansas took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Kansas, 1880

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  JamesGarfield.png WinfieldScottHancock.png James Weaver - Brady-Handy (cropped).jpg
Nominee James A. Garfield Winfield S. Hancock James B. Weaver
Party Republican Democratic Greenback
Home state Ohio Pennsylvania Iowa
Running mate Chester A. Arthur William H. English Barzillai J. Chambers
Electoral vote 5 0 0
Popular vote 121,549 59,801 19,851
Percentage 62.28% 29.72% 9.86%

President before election

Rutherford B. Hayes

Elected President

James A. Garfield

Kansas voted for the Republican nominee, James A. Garfield, over the Democratic nominee, Winfield Scott Hancock. Garfield won the state by a margin of 30.68%.

With 60.40% of the popular vote, Kansas would be Garfield's fifth strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont, Nebraska, Minnesota and Rhode Island.[1] The state would also proved to be Weaver's fourth strongest state after Texas, Iowa, and Michigan.


United States presidential election in Kansas, 1880[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican James Abram Garfield of Ohio Chester Alan Arthur of New York 121,549 60.40% 5 100.00%
Democratic Winfield Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania William Hayden English of Indiana 59,801 29.72% 0 0.00%
Greenback James Baird Weaver of Iowa Barzillai Jefferson Chambers of Texas 19,851 9.86% 0 0.00%
Anti-Masonic John Wolcott Phelps of Vermont Samuel Clarke Pomeroy of Kansas 25 0.01% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Neal Dow of Maine Henry Adams Thompson of Ohio 10 <0.01% 0 0.00%
Total 201,236 100.00% 5 100.00%


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