1876 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1876 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[2]

Florida was won by Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio (R-Ohio), running with Representative William A. Wheeler, with 50.99% of the vote, against Samuel J. Tilden, the former governor of New York (DNew York), running with Thomas A. Hendricks, the governor of Indiana and future vice president, with 49.01% of the popular vote.[2]

Florida, along with South Carolina and Louisiana, was one of the states affected by the Compromise of 1877 where they gave their electoral votes to Hayes by using fraud to change the outcomes of the elections.

This would be the final time a Republican presidential candidate would carry Florida until 1928.

United States presidential election in Florida, 1876

November 7, 1876
Turnout24.92% Increase 7.24 pp[1]
  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 4 0
Popular vote 23,849 22,927
Percentage 50.99% 49.01%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes


United States presidential election in Florida, 1876[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio William A. Wheeler of Indiana 23,849 50.99% 4 100.00%
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana 22,927 49.01% 0 0.00%
Total 46,776 100.00% 4 100.00%


  1. ^ "1876 Presidential Election Results Florida turnout".
  2. ^ a b c "1876 Presidential Election Results Florida".
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