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1880 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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The 1880 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose eight representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[2]

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1880

← 1876 November 2, 1880 1884 →
Turnout10.35% of the total population Decrease 9.55 pp[1]
  WinfieldScottHancock.png JamesGarfield.png James Weaver - Brady-Handy (cropped).jpg
Nominee Winfield Scott Hancock James A. Garfield James B. Weaver
Party Democratic Republican Greenback
Home state Pennsylvania Ohio Iowa
Running mate William Hayden English Chester A. Arthur Barzillai J. Chambers
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 75,750 34,844 5,797
Percentage 64.71% 29.76% 4.95%

President before election

Rutherford B. Hayes

Elected President

James Garfield

Mississippi was won by General Winfield Scott Hancock (DPennsylvania), running with former Representative William Hayden English, with 64.71% of the popular vote, against Representative James A. Garfield (R-Ohio), running with the 10th chairman of the New York State Republican Executive Committee Chester A. Arthur, with 29.76% of the vote and representative James B. Weaver (GIowa), running with Barzillai J. Chambers, a former Confederate, with 4.95% of the popular vote.[2]


United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1880[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Winfield Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania William Hayden English of Indiana 75,750 64.71% 8 100.00%
Republican James A. Garfield of Ohio Chester A. Arthur of New York 34,844 29.76% 0 0.00%
Greenback James B. Weaver of Iowa Barzillai J. Chambers of Texas 5,797 4.95% 0 0.00%
Write-in Write-in of United States Write-in of United States 677 0.58% 0 0.00%
Total 117,068 100.00% 8 100.00%


  1. ^ "1880 Presidential Election Results Mississippi Total Population Turnout".
  2. ^ a b c "1880 Presidential Election Results Mississippi".