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United States Senate elections, 1876

United States Senate elections, 1876

November 1876

? seats in the United States Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 46 seats 28 seats
Seats won 40 35
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 7

Majority Party before election


Republican

Elected Majority Party


Republican

The United States Senate election of 1876 was an election in which the Democratic Party gained three seats in the United States Senate, and which coincided with Rutherford B. Hayes narrow election as President.

As this election took place prior to the ratification of the seventeenth amendment, Senators were chosen by State legislatures.

Results

45th Congress (1877–1879)

  • Majority Party: Republican (40)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (35)
  • Other Parties: Independent (1)
  • Total Seats: 76

Change in Senate composition

Senate composition before the elections

Before the elections
D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
R R R R R R R R r V
R
R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R

Senate composition as a result of the elections

In the next Congress
D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
R R I D D D D D D D
R
R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R
Key:
D = Democratic
R = Republican
r = Independent Republican
I = Independent
V = Vacant

See also

References

  • Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present, via Senate.gov
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