1872 United States presidential election in California

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United States presidential election in California, 1872

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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horace Greeley
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Home state Illinois New York
Running mate Henry Wilson Benjamin Gratz Brown
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 54,007 40,717
Percentage 56.38% 42.51%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

In the 1872 United States presidential election, California voted for the Republican incumbent, Ulysses S. Grant, over the Liberal Republican nominee, New York Tribune publisher Horace Greeley.


United States presidential election in California, 1872[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ulysses S. Grant (incumbent) 54,007 56.38% 6
Liberal Republican Horace Greeley 40,717 42.51% 0
Democratic Charles O'Conor 1,061 1.11% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 95,785 100.00% 6
Voter turnout


  1. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.