1876 United States presidential election in California

In the 1876 United States presidential election, California narrowly voted for the Republican nominee, Ohio Governor Rutherford B. Hayes, over the Democratic nominee, New York Governor Samuel J. Tilden.

United States presidential election in California, 1876

November 7, 1876
  RutherfordBHayes SamuelJonesTilden
Nominee Rutherford B. Hayes Samuel J. Tilden
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio New York
Running mate William A. Wheeler Thomas A. Hendricks
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 79,258 76,460
Percentage 50.88% 49.08%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes


United States presidential election in California, 1876[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes 79,258 50.88% 6
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden 76,460 49.08% 0
Greenback Peter Cooper 47 0.03% 0
No party Write-ins 19 0.01% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 155,784 100.00% 6
Voter turnout


  1. ^ "1876 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
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