That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||ULYSSES S. GRANT, President|
|VP candidate:||HENRY WILSON, Massachusetts Senator|
|Popular votes:||3,598,468 (55.6%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Horace Greeley, Newspaper Editor|
|VP candidate:||Henry Gratz Brown, Missouri Governor|
|Popular votes:||2,835,315 (43.8%)|
- This election reflected a split in the Republican Party. Grant's Radical Republicans championed Reconstruction in the South.
- The Democratic ticket consisted of Liberal Republicans discontent with Grant's performance as president. They called for an end to Reconstruction and to corruption in government.
- Democrats could not, however, gather enough support from interest groups to topple the incumbent.
- Greeley died before the electoral votes were cast.