1872 United States presidential election in Arkansas

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United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1872

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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horace Greeley
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Home state Ohio New York
Running mate Henry Wilson Benjamin G. Brown
Electoral vote none (6 elected) 0
Popular vote 41,373 37,927
Percentage 52.17% 47.83%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1872 United States presidential election in Arkansas took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arkansas voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over Liberal Republican candidate Horace Greeley. Grant won Arkansas by a margin of 4.34%. However, due to the turbulent conditions of Reconstruction, Congress did not certify Arkansas's six electoral votes.[1] Neighboring Louisiana's electoral votes were also not counted. This was the last time Arkansas voted Republican until 1972.


United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1872[2][3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 41,373 52.17% 0 (6 elected) 0.00%
Liberal Republican Horace Greely of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 37,927 47.83% 0 0.00%
Total 79,300 100.00% 0 0.00%


  1. ^ "American presidential election, 1872". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Arkansas". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1872 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 5 December 2017.