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1860 Presidential Election Interactive Map

152 electoral votes to win
180
Lincoln (R)
72
Breckinridge (D)
39
Bell (C)
12
Douglas (D)
Undecided 0
1860 Actual
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1860 Election Facts
  • Welcome: Minnesota and Oregon become states during this election cycle
  • Original 13 States control fewer than 50% of total Electoral Votes for first time
  • Lincoln received only about 40% of the popular vote in a divided nation on the brink of Civil War
  • New Jersey Electors split their vote: 4 for Lincoln, 3 for Douglas; Douglas had won popular vote
  • Issues of the Day: Slavery (Dred Scott decision, Secession)
1860 Actual
Abraham Lincoln (R)
    Electoral 180
    Popular 1,866,452
John C. Breckinridge (D)
    Electoral 72
    Popular 847,953
John Bell (C)
    Electoral 39
    Popular 592,906
Stephen A. Douglas (D)
    Electoral 12
    Popular 1,382,713
(R) Republican
(D) Democratic
(C) Constitutional Union


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