1876 United States presidential election in South Carolina

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

South Carolina voted for the Republican nominee, Rutherford B. Hayes, over the Democratic nominee, Samuel J. Tilden. Hayes won the state by a very narrow margin of 0.48%. This would be the last time a Republican presidential candidate would win South Carolina until Barry Goldwater carried the state in 1964. Had Tilden won South Carolina, he would have won the election

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 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 7 0
Popular vote 91,786 90,897
Percentage 50.24% 49.76%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes


United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1876[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio William A. Wheeler of New York 91,786 50.24% 7 100.00%
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana 90,897 49.76% 0 0.00%
Total 182,683 100.00% 7 100.00%


  1. ^ "1876 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina".
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