1880 Election Cycle

Minnesotans once again backed the winner of the presidential election with Republican James Garfield defeating Winfield Hancock by 26.2 points – the most decisive victory in the state for the office since Lincoln’s win in 1860. For the first time a GOP presidential nominee fared better in Minnesota than Iowa (where Garfield won by 24.2 points) with Minnesota turning in the third strongest showing for Garfield in the 10-state Midwest region behind only Kansas (30.7 points) and Nebraska (30.3 points).

Republicans also won all three U.S. House seats – flipping the 2nd CD they lost in 1878 with Horace Strait defeating Democratic incumbent Henry Poehler in a rematch.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/02/1880 State House, District 33 General Charles G. Halgren (Independent) won with 346 votes (53.81%) and a winning margin of +16.64
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Charles G. Halgren Man Independent 346 53.81
Adam Hill Incumbent Man Democrat 239 37.17
A.E. Kader Man Independent 58 9.02
11/02/1880 State House, District 33 General Henry R. (H.R.) Denny (Republican) won with 803 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Henry R. (H.R.) Denny Incumbent Man Republican 803 100.00
11/02/1880 State House, District 33 General Luther Loren (L.L.) Baxter (Democrat) won with 608 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Luther Loren (L.L.) Baxter Incumbent Man Democrat 608 100.00
11/02/1880 State House, District 32 General Thomas C. (T.C.) Porter (Republican) won with 2,181 votes (32.97%) and a winning margin of +12.76
Elijah J. (E.J.) Cutts (Republican) won with 2,017 votes (30.49%) and a winning margin of +10.28
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Thomas C. (T.C.) Porter Man Republican 2,181 32.97
Elijah J. (E.J.) Cutts Man Republican 2,017 30.49
William Ziebarth Man Democrat 1,337 20.21
William Quinn Man Democrat 1,080 16.33
11/02/1880 State House, District 02 General Ole O. (O.O.) Stedjee (Republican) won with 1,860 votes (24.98%) and a winning margin of +16.28
E. Loveland (Republican) won with 1,859 votes (24.97%) and a winning margin of +16.26
G.A. Hayes (Republican) won with 1,788 votes (24.01%) and a winning margin of +15.31
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Ole O. (O.O.) Stedjee Incumbent Man Republican 1,860 24.98
E. Loveland Man Republican 1,859 24.97
G.A. Hayes Man Republican 1,788 24.01
H.M. Onstine Man Democrat-Greenback 648 8.70
William Willford Man Democrat-Greenback 640 8.60
Thomas Errickson Man Democrat-Greenback 617 8.29
Scattering Write-In 34 0.46