United States Senate elections, 1868

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United States Senate elections, 1868
United States
← 1866 November 1868 1870 →

? seats in the United States Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 57 seats 9 seats
Seats won 62 12
Seat change Increase 5 Increase 3

Majority Party before election

Republican Party

Elected Majority Party

Republican Party

The United States Senate election of 1868 was an election which had the Republican Party gain five seats in the United States Senate, enlarging their already overwhelming majority to the largest amount of seats ever controlled by the party.

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

Results

Senate Party Division, 41st Congress (1869–1871)

  • Majority Party: Republican (62)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (12)
  • Other Parties: (0)
  • Total Seats: 74

Change in Senate composition

Before the elections
V V V V V D D
R R R 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 R R
R R R R R R R R R R
V V V V V R R
 
In the next Congress
D D D D D D D
R R R R R 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 R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R
Key:
D = Democratic
R = Republican
V = Vacant
Majority
divider

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