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"Democratic Presidential Candidate of 1876 to Democratic Presidential Candidate of 1872"

Topic:
Tilden and Tammany Hall
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
A. B. Frost based on a George Colt design
Date:
September 2, 1876, p. S725
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During the 1868 presidential election, Samuel Tilden served as campaign manager for the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour, and as chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee. A year later, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley, then a Republican, wrote a public letter to Tilden accusing him of allowing the New York Democrats to commit vote fraud. Resurrecting the 1868 charge of vote fraud eight years later was one way that Republicans sought to paint Tilden as politically corrupt.
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