United States presidential election in California, 1872

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In the 1872 United States presidential election, California narrowly 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.