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U.S. presidential election, 1880

Presidential CandidateElectoral Vote Popular Vote Pct Party Running Mate
(Electoral Votes)
James Garfield of Ohio (W) 214 4,454,416 48.4 Republican Chester A. Arthur pf New York (214)
Winfield S. Hancock of Pennsylvania 155 4,444,952 48.3 Democrat William H. English of Indiana (155)
Total 100.0%
Other elections: 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892
Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register

The vote of Georgia was not cast until December 8, the second Wednesday of December. If they had not been counted, Winfield S. Hancock would only have received 144 votes.

James Weaver of the Greenback Party received 305,997 popular votes (3.3%).

James Garfield was shot July 2, 1881 and died September 19, 1881. He was succeeded by Chester A. Arthur.

Other sources cite Garfield as having received 4,453,295 votes to Hancock's 4,414,082, with Greenback Labor candidate James Weaver receiving 308,578 popular votes and Prohibition candidate Neal Dow receiving 10,305. Several other sources give somewhat different totals; for example, one shows: Garfield 4,446,158; Hancock 4,444,260; Weaver 305,997; Dow 9,674; others 4,331. It appears that there are as many variants as sources consulted.

See also: President of the United States, U.S. presidential election, 1880, History of the United States (1865-1918)