1868 United States presidential election in Delaware

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United States presidential election in Delaware, 1868

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  Horatio Seymour - Brady-Handysmall.jpg Ulysses S Grant by Brady c1870-restored (cropped).jpg
Nominee Horatio Seymour Ulysses S. Grant
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Illinois
Running mate Francis Preston Blair, Jr. Schuyler Colfax
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 10,957 7,614
Percentage 59.00% 41.00%

President before election

Andrew Johnson

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1868 United States presidential election in Delaware took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Delaware voted for the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour, over the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant. Seymour won the state by a margin of 18%.

With 59% of the popular vote, Delaware would prove to be Seymour's fifth strongest state in terms of popular vote percentage after Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Georgia.[1]


United States presidential election in Delaware, 1868[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Horatio Seymour of New York Francis Preston Blair, Jr. of Missouri 10,957 59.00% 3 100.00%
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 7,614 41.00% 0 0.00%
Total 18,571 100.00% 3 100.00%


  1. ^ "1868 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1868 Presidential General Election Results - Delaware".