1872 United States presidential election in New York

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United States presidential election in New York, 1872

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Turnout80.5%[1] Decrease 11.2 pp
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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 35 0
Popular vote 440,738 387,282
Percentage 53.23% 46.77%

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County Results

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1872 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 5, 1872. All contemporary 37 states were part of the 1872 United States presidential election. New York voters chose 35 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New York was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois and his running mate Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts. Grant and Wilson defeated the Liberal Republican and Democratic nominees, former Congressman Horace Greeley of New York and his running mate former Senator and Governor Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri.

Grant carried New York State with 53.23% of the vote to Greeley's 46.77%, a victory margin of 6.46%.

New York weighed in for this election as slightly more than 5% more Democratic/Liberal Republican than the national average.

Grant dominated much of upstate New York and also won some counties downstate in the New York City area, including Richmond County, Queens County, and Suffolk County. Greeley, however, did win New York City proper, including victories in New York County and Kings County. Greeley also won nearby Westchester County and Rockland County, along with a handful of rural upstate counties.


United States presidential election in New York, 1872[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ulysses S. Grant 440,738 53.23% 35
Liberal Republican/Democratic Horace Greeley 387,282 46.77% 0
Totals 828,020 100.0% 35

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  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential Election Results - New York". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2013-10-14.