1880 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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1880 United States presidential election in Connecticut

← 1876 November 2, 1880 1884 →
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Nominee James A. Garfield Winfield S. Hancock
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Pennsylvania
Running mate Chester A. Arthur William H. English
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 67,071 64,411
Percentage 50.51% 48.50%

President before election

Rutherford B. Hayes

Elected President

James A. Garfield

The 1880 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Voters chose 6 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut voted for the Republican nominee, James A. Garfield, over the Democratic nominee, Winfield Scott Hancock. Garfield won the state by a narrow margin of 2.01%. This would be the last time that a Republican would carry the state until William McKinley won it in 1896.


1880 United States presidential election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican James Abram Garfield of Ohio Chester Alan Arthur of New York 67,071 50.51% 6 100.00%
Democratic Winfield Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania William Hayden English of Indiana 64,411 48.50% 0 0.00%
Greenback James Baird Weaver of Iowa Barzillai Jefferson Chambers of Texas 868 0.65% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Neal Dow of Maine Henry Adams Thompson of Ohio 409 0.31% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 39 0.03% 0 0.00%
Total 132,798 100.00% 6 100.00%


  1. ^ "1880 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut".