1876 United States presidential election in North Carolina

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

North Carolina was won by 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 53.62 percent of the popular vote, against Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio (R-Ohio), running with Representative William A. Wheeler, with 46.38 percent of the vote.[2]

This is only occasion when Unionist, high-altitude Mitchell County has ever voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[3]

United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1876

November 7, 1876
Turnout21.83% Increase 6.41 pp[1]
  SamuelJonesTilden RutherfordBHayes
Nominee Samuel J. Tilden Rutherford B. Hayes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Ohio
Running mate Thomas A. Hendricks William A. Wheeler
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 125,427 108,484
Percentage 53.62% 46.38%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes


United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1876[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana 125,427 53.62% 10 100.00%
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio William A. Wheeler of Indiana 108,484 46.38% 0 0.00%
Total 233,911 100.00% 10 100.00%


  1. ^ "1876 Presidential Election Results North Carolina turnout".
  2. ^ a b c "1876 Presidential Election Results North Carolina".
  3. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 265-271 ISBN 0786422173
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