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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1860 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 05, 1860 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 05, 1860 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1861 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1865 - 12:00am
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler July 26, 2007 10:54am
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 40.
Description Presidential Electors, chosen on 11/6/1860, cast the electoral votes on 12/5/1860.

Joint Session of Congress

Congress assembled in joint session on 2/13/1861 to count the electoral vote. The New York Times reporter stated that rumors spread throughout the Capitol that Southern sympathizers would interrupt the counting of the electoral vote, possibly seizing control of the Capitol building, but that did not materialize.

VP Breckinridge presided. Sens. Seward, Douglas, and Lane occupied the center of the front row, facing Breckinridge and the House Speaker. The entire room was packed with members of Congress and visitors, but throughout the proceedings, no one expressed an opinion as to what was taking place (no applause or heckling). After Breckinridge declared Lincoln and Hamlin to be the president-elect and vice president-elect, those gathered rose and left in an orderly manner, again with remarkably little noise. [New York Times, 2/14/1861]

LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/03/1856
NameJames Buchanan Votes174 (58.78%)
Term03/04/1857 - 03/04/1861 Margin60 (+20.27%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNational Union Won12/07/1864
NameAbraham Lincoln Votes212 (90.99%)
Term03/04/1865 - 04/15/1865 Margin191 (+81.97%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Apr 20, 1860 US President - People's Convention
Samuel Houston
P 1
May 10, 1860 US President - CU Convention
John Bell
CU 344
May 18, 1860 US President - R Convention
Abraham Lincoln
R 717
Jun 23, 1860 US President - D Convention
Stephen A. Douglas
D 347
Jun 23, 1860 US President - SD Convention
John Cabell Breckinridge
SD 105
Aug 30, 1860 US President - Liberty (Union) National Convention
Gerrit Smith
Lty 1
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Name Rep. Abraham Lincoln Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge Sen. John Bell Sen. Stephen A. Douglas  
PartyRepublican Southern Democrat Constitutional Union Democratic  
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Uncertified Votes180 (59.41%) 72 (23.76%) 39 (12.87%) 12 (3.96%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -108 (-35.64%) -141 (-46.53%) -168 (-55.45%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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Mar 04, 1861 07:45pm Mar 04, 1861 07:45pm Inauguration 21st Presidential Inauguration (Lincoln)  Chronicler 

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