United States Senate elections, 1876

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United States Senate elections, 1876
United States
1874 ←
November 1876
→ 1878

? seats in the United States Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 46 seats 28 seats
Seats won 40 35
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 7

Majority Party before election


Republican

Elected Majority Party


Republican

The United States Senate election of 1876 was an election in which the Democratic Party gained three seats in the United States Senate, and which coincided with Rutherford B. Hayes narrow election as President.

As this election took place prior to the ratification of the seventeenth amendment, Senators were chosen by State legislatures.

Results[edit]

45th Congress (1877–1879)

  • Majority Party: Republican (40)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (35)
  • Other Parties: Independent (1)
  • Total Seats: 76

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Senate composition before the elections[edit]

Before the elections
D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
R R R R R R R R r V
R
R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R

Senate composition as a result of the elections[edit]

In the next Congress
D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
R R I D D D D D D D
R
R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R
Key:
D = Democratic
R = Republican
r = Independent Republican
I = Independent
V = Vacant

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