1876 Election Cycle

Republican Rutherford Hayes carried Minnesota in the presidential election by 19.6 points – his fourth largest victory margin in the 10-state Midwest region trailing Kansas (32.6 points), Nebraska (29.4 points), and Iowa (20.2 points).

Republicans swept all three U.S. House elections bringing their winning streak to 11 contests in a row and 22 of the last 23 for the office.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/07/1876 State House, District 27 General Peter Weinant (Republican) won with 2,056 votes (17.45%) and a winning margin of +1.30
Albert R. (A.R.) Hall (Republican) won with 2,044 votes (17.35%) and a winning margin of +1.20
Andrew J. Smith (Republican) won with 1,990 votes (16.89%) and a winning margin of +0.74
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Peter Weinant Man Republican 2,056 17.45
Albert R. (A.R.) Hall Man Republican 2,044 17.35
Andrew J. Smith Man Republican 1,990 16.89
Joel B. Bassett Man Democrat 1,903 16.15
Frank J. Mead Man Democrat 1,902 16.14
Ezra Hanscom Man Democrat 1,721 14.61
John M. Durnham Man Temperance 96 0.81
P.O. Chilstrom Man Temperance 70 0.59

Hanscom was a resident of Brooklyn.

Durham was a resident of Brooklyn.

Chilstrom was a resident of Minneapolis.

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11/07/1876 State House, District 26 General Loren Fletcher (Republican) won with 2,780 votes (15.04%) and a winning margin of +4.39
W.H. Rouse (Republican) won with 2,573 votes (13.92%) and a winning margin of +3.27
George H. (G.H.) Johnson (Republican) won with 2,531 votes (13.69%) and a winning margin of +3.05
J.H. Clark (Republican) won with 2,445 votes (13.23%) and a winning margin of +2.58
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Loren Fletcher Man Republican 2,780 15.04
W.H. Rouse Man Republican 2,573 13.92
George H. (G.H.) Johnson Man Republican 2,531 13.69
J.H. Clark Man Republican 2,445 13.23
Alfred Blackdahl Man Democrat 1,968 10.65
Peter J. Kenney Man Democrat 1,943 10.51
F.R. La Gowner Man Democrat 1,896 10.26
John T. Blaisdell Man Democrat 1,697 9.18
Frank Coffin Man Temperance 267 1.44
Aaron Gould Man Temperance 147 0.80
S.J. Wing Man Temperance 124 0.67
W.H. Johnson (i) Man Temperance 114 0.62

Blackdahl and Kenney were residents of Minneapolis.

La Gowner was a resident of Excelsior.

Blaisdell was a resident of Minneapolis township.

Coffin was a resident of Minnetrista.

Gould was a resident of Eden Prairie and former state Representative (HD 05, 1866-1868).

Wing and W.H. Johnson were residents of Minneapolis.

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11/07/1876 State House, District 15 General Guliemus Maxwell (Republican) won with 466 votes (53.56%) and a winning margin of +7.13
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Guliemus Maxwell Man Republican 466 53.56
__ Carrier Man Democrat 404 46.44

Fourth District.

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11/07/1876 State House, District 15 General George R. Hall (Republican) won with 605 votes (50.76%) and a winning margin of +1.51
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
George R. Hall Man Republican 605 50.76
__ Smith Man Democrat 587 49.24

Third District.

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11/07/1876 U.S. House, District 03 General Jacob Stewart (Republican) won with 22,823 votes (52.39%) and a winning margin of +4.83
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Jacob Stewart Man Republican 22,823 52.39
William McNair Man Democrat 20,718 47.56
Scattering Write-In 21 0.05