United States presidential election 1860: electoral college results

The 1860 Presidential Election in the United States was dominated by the issue of slavery, with the Democratic Party running a northern candidate who opposed slavery and southern candidate who opposed it.

Because of this issue the overall election results were split across the country. Abraham Lincoln's name did not appear on the ballot in many southern states, yet he still received forty percent of the popular vote, which was equal to almost sixty percent of the total electoral college votes. From the graph we can see that Stephen Douglas received the fewest electoral college votes with just twelve, however he received almost the same amount of popular votes as Breckenridge and Bell combined, who received 72 and 39 electoral votes respectively.

Results of the electroral vote in the 1860 Presidential Election in the United States

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

November 6, 1860

Supplementary notes

Release date is the date which the data was extracted from the source

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