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This webpage reproduces a chapter of
The Secession Movement 1860‑1861

by
Dwight Lowell Dumond

in the
Negro Universities Press edition,
New York, 1968

The text is in the public domain.

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p267 Appendix


A
Vote on question to recommit platform.1

Yeas Nays
Maine 3 5
New Hampshire 5
Vermont 5
Massachusetts 8 5
Rhode Island 4
Connecticut
New York 35
New Jersey 4 3
Pennsylvania 16 11
Delaware 3
Maryland
Virginia 14 1
North Carolina 10
South Carolina 8
Georgia 10
Florida 3
Alabama 9
Louisiana 6
Mississippi 7
Texas 4
Arkansas 4
Missouri 5 4
Tennessee 11 1
Kentucky 12
Ohio 23
Indiana 13
Illinois 11
Michigan 6
Wisconsin 5
Iowa 4
Minnesota 1 3
California 4
Oregon 3
Total 152 151

1 Proceedings of the Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore, 89.


p268 B
Douglas and Anti-Douglas Strength at Baltimore as shown by the vote on the minority report of the committee on credentials.1

Yeas Nays
Maine
New Hampshire ½
Vermont
Massachusetts 8 5
Rhode Island 4
Connecticut
New York 35
New Jersey 4 3
Pennsylvania 17 10
Delaware 2
Maryland
Virginia 14 2
North Carolina 9 1
Arkansas ½ ½
Missouri 5 4
Tennessee 10 1
Kentucky 10 2
Ohio 23
Indiana 13
Illinois 11
Michigan 6
Wisconsin 5
Iowa 4
Minnesota
California 4
Oregon 3
Total 100½ 150½

1 Proceedings of the Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore, 202.


p269 C

A B C D E F G H
Alabama 0 9 9 0 9 0 0 0*
Arkansas 1 0 ½
California 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Connecticut 2 4 1 ½ 4
Delaware 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Florida 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Illinois 0 11 11 0 11 0 11 11
Indiana 0 13 13 0 13 0 13 13
Iowa 0 4 4 0 4 0 4 4
Kentucky 0 3 3 7
Louisiana 0 6 6 0 6 0 0 6
Maine 1 7 0 7 0 7
Maryland ½ 0
Massachusetts 8 5 10 0 10 0 5 10
Michigan 0 6 6 0 6 0 6 6
Minnesota 4 0 4
Mississippi 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Missouri ½ 7§
New Hampshire 0 5 5 0 5 0 5 5
New Jersey 0 0
New York 1 34 35 0 35 0 20 35
North Carolina ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ 1
Ohio 0 23 23 0 23 0 23 23
Oregon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 10 17 10 7 10 10 22½
Rhode Island 0 4 4 0 4 0 4 4
South Carolina 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 3 0 3 0 3
Texas 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vermont ½ 5 0 5 0 5
Virginia 12 3 3 0 3 3
Wisconsin 0 5 5 0 5 0 5 5
Total 121½ 118½ 173½ 17 181½ 13 141 214

* Irregular delegates.

Refused to take their seats but some came into the hall as spectators. All counted.

Irregular delegates.

§ Two joined Maryland Institute convention, seven remained but refused to vote; all counted.

A Vote represented by absent delegates. In this column are counted those delegates who withdrew from the convention regardless of whether they participated in the proceedings at Maryland Institute. It also includes those who in writing informed the convention that (p270)they would no longer participate in its deliberations but remained as spectators.
B Vote to which remaining delegates were entitled.
C Vote cast for Douglas on the first ballot.
D Vote cast for all other candidates on first ballot.
E Vote cast for Douglas on second ballot.
F Vote cast for all other candidates on second ballot.
G Actual strength of Douglas as represented by regular delegates present.
H Vote counted for Douglas to give him more than two thirds of the total electoral vote.

Compiled from Proceedings of the Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore; Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention held in 1860, at Charleston and Baltimore; National Democratic Executive Committee, "Address to the Democracy and People of the United States," in Nashville Union and American, Supplement, August, 1860, and in Arkansas True Democrat, September 4, 1860: Democratic National Executive Committee, Address to the Democracy of the United States, July 18, 1860.


p271 D
Popular vote for President in 18601

State Electoral
Vote
Lincoln Douglas Breckinridge Bell
Alabama 9 13,651 48,831 27,875
Arkansas 4 5,227 28,732 20,094
California 4 39,173 38,516 34,334 6,817
Connecticut 6 43,792 15,522 14,641 *3,291
Delaware 3 3,815 1,023 7,337 3,864
Florida 3 367 8,543 5,437
Georgia 10 11,590 51,889 42,886
Illinois 11 172,161 160,215 2,404 4,913
Indiana 13 139,033 115,509 12,295 5,306
Iowa 4 70,409 55,111 1,048 1,763
Kentucky 12 1,364 25,651 53,143 66,058
Louisiana 6 7,625 22,681 20,204
Maine 8 62,811 26,693 6,368 2,046
Maryland 8 2,294 5,966 42,482 41,760
Massachusetts 13 106,533 34,372 5,939 22,331
Michigan 6 88,480 65,057 805 405
Minnesota 4 22,069 11,920 748 62
Mississippi 7 3,283 40,797 25,040
Missouri 9 17,028 58,801 31,317 58,372
New Hampshire 5 37,519 25,881 2,112 441
New Jersey 7 58,324 *62,801
New York 35 353,804 *303,329
North Carolina 10 2,701 48,539 44,990
Ohio 23 231,610 187,232 11,405 12,194
Oregon 3 5,270 3,951 5,006 183
Pennsylvania 27 268,030 16,765 178,871 12,776
Rhode Island 4 12,244 *7,707
South Carolina 8

Electors chosen by legislature —
vote given to Breckinridge

Tennessee 12 11,350 64,709 69,274
Texas 4 47,548 15,438
Vermont 5 33,808 6,849 218 1,969
Virginia 15 1,929 16,290 74,323 74,681
Wisconsin 5 86,110 65,021 888 161
Total 303 1,857,610 1,365,976 847,953 590,631

1 American Almanac, 1861, 417.

* (a) (b) (c) (d) Fusion.


States whose electoral vote would have gone to Lincoln if the popular vote of Douglas, Breckinridge, and Bell had been given to any one of the three.

Connecticut 6
Illinois 11
Indiana 13
Iowa 4
Maine 8
Massachusetts 13
Michigan 6
Minnesota 4
New Hampshire 5
New York 35
Ohio 23
Pennsylvania 27
Rhode Island 4
Vermont 5
Wisconsin 5
Total 169


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