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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeConstitutional Union Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1860 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 09, 1860 - 06:00am
Polls Close May 10, 1860 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1865 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler December 03, 2008 05:04pm
Data SourcesDaily National Intelligencer 5/12/1860. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
Description
Formation of the Constitutional Union Party

The Whig Party continued to evaporate during the Buchanan administration. In the 1856 congressional elections, the Whig Party generally worked with other parties - the American Party in the South, the Union Party in Pennsylvania, and the Republican Party elsewhere. The Whigs did not sponsor its own candidates in the mid-term elections, either. In many states holding congressional elections in 1859, the non-Democratic party was officially the Opposition Party: AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, TN, and VA. Two Whigs running in North Carolina were the first official Whig candidates for the US House since 1855.

The Constitutional Union Party was launched on 2/5/1860. Former Pennsylvania Whigs, disappointed with the Democratic vs. Republican deadlock in the U.S. House, produced a circular calling a meeting in Philadelphia on that date. The circular, issued on 1/31/1860, stated that Millard Fillmore, John J. Crittenden, and Edward Everett would address the meeting. (New York Times, 2/1/1860). When the gathering finally met in National Hall, Philadelphia, on 2/5/1860, the promised leaders did not appear. Each sent a letter to the meeting, which were read. (New York Times, 2/6/1860)

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/03/1856
NameJames Buchanan Votes174 (58.78%)
Term03/04/1857 - 03/04/1861 Margin60 (+20.27%)
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  PartyRepublican Won12/05/1860
NameAbraham Lincoln Votes180 (59.41%)
Term03/04/1861 - 03/04/1865 Margin108 (+35.64%)
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RaceUS President 12/05/1860
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Name Sen. John Bell Gov. Sam Houston Sen. John J. Crittenden Sen. Edward Everett Secretary of the Navy William Alexander Graham Supreme Court Justice John McLean Rep. John M. Botts
PartyConstitutional Union Constitutional Union Constitutional Union Constitutional Union Constitutional Union Constitutional Union Constitutional Union
Website [Website]
Certified Votes138 (40.12%) 69 (20.06%) 28 (8.14%) 25 (7.27%) 24 (6.98%) 19 (5.52%) 16 (4.65%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -69 (-20.06%) -110 (-31.98%) -113 (-32.85%) -114 (-33.14%) -119 (-34.59%) -122 (-35.47%)
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LBT Silver Dime
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
R Anna Ella Carroll
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Name Ambassador William C. Rives William L. Sharkey Rep. William L. Goggin  
PartyConstitutional Union Constitutional Union Constitutional Union  
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Certified Votes13 (3.78%) 9 (2.62%) 3 (0.87%)  
Margin-125 (-36.34%) -129 (-37.50%) -135 (-39.24%)  
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