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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1872

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1872
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Nominee Benjamin G. Brown Charles J. Jenkins
Party Liberal Republican Democratic
Home state Missouri Georgia
Running mate
Electoral vote 6 2
Popular vote

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Nominee Horace Greeley Ulysses S. Grant
Party Liberal Republican Republican
Home state New York Ohio
Running mate Benjamin G. Brown Henry Wilson
Electoral vote none (11 elected, 3 nullified) 0
Popular vote 76,356 62,550
Percentage 54.97% 45.03%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1872 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose eleven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Georgia voted for the Liberal Republican candidate, Horace Greeley, over Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant. Greely won Georgia by a margin of 9.94%. However, Greely died prior to the Electoral College meeting, allowing Georgia's eleven electors to vote for the candidate of their choice.[1] Three electors attempted to vote for Greely, but their votes were nullified by a House of Representatives resolution.[2]

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1872[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Liberal Republican Benjamin G. Brown of Missouri N/A of N/A 6 54.55%
Democratic Charles J. Jenkins of Georgia N/A of N/A 2 18.18%
Liberal Republican Horace Greely of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 76,356 54.97% 3 (nullified) 27.27%
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 62,550 45.03% 0 0.00%
Total 138,906 100.00% 11 100.00%


  1. ^ "American presidential election, 1872". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Electoral Votes for President and Vice President 1869-1877". U.S. Electoral College. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Georgia". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ "1872 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Electoral Votes for President and Vice President 1869-1877". U.S. Electoral College. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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