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  US President - People's Convention
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1860 - 12:00pm
Polls Open April 20, 1860 - 06:00am
Polls Close April 20, 1860 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1865 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler June 18, 2010 06:25pm
Data SourcesNew York Times, 5/31/1860
Description The People's Party was a loose association of supporters of U.S. Sen. Samuel Houston TX. On 4/20/1860, the party held what it termed a national convention to nominate Houston for US President on the San Jacinto Battlefield in Texas. The gathering did not nominate a VP candidate, expecting later gatherings to serve that purpose. These later mass meetings were held in northern cities such as NYC on 5/30/1860, which also failed to nominate a VP candidate. Houston withdrew from the race on 8/15/1860.

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Electoral Vote of 1860

LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/03/1856
NameJames Buchanan Votes174 (58.78%)
Term03/04/1857 - 03/04/1861 Margin60 (+20.27%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/05/1860
NameAbraham Lincoln Votes180 (59.41%)
Term03/04/1861 - 03/04/1865 Margin108 (+35.64%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/05/1860
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Name Gov. Sam Houston  
PartyPeople's  
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Uncertified Votes1 (100.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
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