United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1880

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The 1880 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 2, 1880 to select five Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. All five incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation remained solely Democratic.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John S. Richardson of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1879, defeated Republican challenger Samuel J. Lee.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1880
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John S. Richardson (incumbent) 20,142 63.3 +1.6
Republican Samuel J. Lee 11,674 36.7 -1.6
Majority 8,468 26.6 +3.2
Turnout 31,816
  Democratic hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Michael P. O'Connor of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1879, defeated Republican challenger Edmund W.M. Mackey.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1880
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael P. O'Connor (incumbent) 17,569 58.8 -2.1
Republican Edmund W.M. Mackey 12,297 41.2 +2.1
Majority 5,272 17.6 -4.2
Turnout 29,866
  Democratic hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman D. Wyatt Aiken of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1877, defeated Republican challenger C.J. Stollbrand.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1880
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic D. Wyatt Aiken (incumbent) 27,863 74.1 -5.0
Republican C.J. Stollbrand 9,758 25.9 +5.4
Majority 18,105 48.2 -10.4
Turnout 37,621
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John H. Evins of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1877, defeated Republican challenger A. Blythe.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1880
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John H. Evins (incumbent) 27,985 69.7 -27.1
Republican A. Blythe 11,780 29.3 +26.1
Greenback-Labor J. Hendrix McLane 414 1.0 +1.0
Majority 16,205 40.4 -53.2
Turnout 40,179
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman George D. Tillman of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1879, defeated Republican challenger Robert Smalls.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1880
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic George D. Tillman (incumbent) 23,325 60.4 -10.8
Republican Robert Smalls 15,287 39.6 +10.8
No party Write-Ins 2 0.0 0.0
Majority 8,038 20.8 -21.6
Turnout 38,614
  Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina at the Regular Session of 1880. Columbia, SC: James Woodrow, 1881, pp. 553–555.