1876 United States presidential election in Louisiana

The 1876 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana voted for the Republican nominee, Rutherford B. Hayes, over the Democratic nominee, Samuel J. Tilden. Hayes won the state by a narrow margin of 3.30%.

This would be the final presidential election until Dwight D. Eisenhower won the state in 1956 where a Republican presidential candidate would win Louisiana.

United States presidential election in Louisiana, 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 8 0
Popular vote 75,315 70,508
Percentage 51.65% 48.35%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes


United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1876[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio William A. Wheeler of New York 75,315 51.65% 8 100.00%
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana 70,508 48.65% 0 0.00%
Total 145,823 100.00% 8 100.00%


  1. ^ "1876 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana".
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