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Republican Ticket
Presidential candidate: ULYSSES S. GRANT, U.S. Army General
VP candidate: SCHUYLER COLFAX, Indiana Congressman
Popular votes: 3,013,650 (52.7%)
Electoral votes: 214
Democratic Ticket
Presidential candidate: Horatio Seymour, New York Governor
VP candidate: Francis Blair, former Missouri Congressman
Popular votes: 2,708,744 (47.3%)
Electoral votes: 80
1868 US Electoral Map: How each state voted. Wisconsin's Choice: Grant.

Election Facts

  • Feuds over postwar Reconstruction in the South torpedoed Andrew Johnson's Republican administration.
  • Democrats criticized military occupation of the South and new legal rights for freed slaves.
  • Republicans ran as the party that won the war.
  • Grant's status as a war hero helped him win support among new black voters and win the election.
Ulysses S. Grant.
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