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2 1880 headline newspapers Republican JAMES GARFIELD is ELECTED US PRESIDENT
SEE PHOTO-----Two (2) COMPLETE, ORIGINALNEWSPAPERs,the New York Herald dated Nov 3 and 4, 1880. Tese newspapers contain prominent inside page "stacked" headlines and "next day" coverage of the ELECTION of Republican JAMES GARFIELD as US President in 1880.
The United States presidential election of 1880 was a
contest between Republican James A. Garfield and Democrat Winfield Scott
Hancock in which the Republican Garfield prevailed. It was the 24th quadrennial
presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1880. The voter turnout
rate was one of the highest in the nation's history. In the end, the popular
vote totals of the two main candidates were separated by 1,898 votes, the
smallest victory in the popular vote ever recorded. In the electoral college,
however, Garfield's victory was decisive; he won nearly all of the populous
Northern states to achieve a majority of 214 electoral votes to 155 for
Hancock. Hancock's sweep of the Southern states was not enough for victory, but
it cemented his party's dominance of the region for generations.
Incumbent president Rutherford B. Hayes did not seek
re-election, keeping a promise made during the 1876 campaign. After the longest
convention in the party's history, the divided Republicans chose Garfield as
their standard-bearer, another Ohioan who had earlier served as a Congressman
and Civil War general. The Democratic Party selected Pennsylvania-born Civil
War general and career army officer Winfield Scott Hancock as their nominee.
The dominance of the two major parties began to fray as an upstart left-wing
party, the Greenback Party, nominated another Civil War general for president,
Iowa Congressman James B. Weaver. In a campaign fought mainly over issues of
Civil War loyalties, tariffs, and Chinese immigration, Garfield and Hancock
each took just over 48 percent of the popular vote. Weaver and two other minor
candidates, Neal Dow and John W. Phelps, together made up the remaining
percentage. The election of 1880 was the sixth consecutive presidential
election won by the Republicans, the second longest winning streak in American
history after the Democratic-Republican Party during the period 1800–1824.
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