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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1860 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open April 23, 1860 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 23, 1860 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1865 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRBH December 07, 2007 02:41am
Data Sources[Link]
Congressional Quarterly Guide to U. S. Elections
New York Times
Convention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris
USA Today
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Most votes received by candidates for party presidential nomination, up to the point where a nominee was determined. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
Description The 8th Democratic National Convention was held in two sessions. The first session assembled in the Hall of the South Carolina Institute in Charleston SC. This first session cast 57 ballots for President but was unable to find a candidate who could garner the requisite 67% of the delegate votes. The hangup was that many southern delegates did not vote, and in the eyes of the chair a candidate needed 67% of the potential vote, not of the votes cast. On 5/3/1860, the convention adjourned to meet again in the Front Street Theatre in Baltimore. On the 58th ballot, the vote was Stephen Douglas 173.5, Not Voting (southern delegates) 112.5, and others 17. The convention decided to change the rules so that a candidate only needed 67% of the votes cast to win the nomination. On the last ballot, Douglas received 181.5 votes to 13 for others (with 99.5 not voting). Benjamin Fitzpatrick of GA was chosen for VP on the first ballot; he later withdrew from the race and was replaced by Herschel Johnson.
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%)
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RaceUS President 12/05/1860
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Name Sen. Stephen A. Douglas Secretary of Treasury James Guthrie Sen. Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter Sen. Joseph Lane Sen. Daniel S. Dickinson Sen. Andrew Johnson Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Uncertified Votes174 (50.14%) 66 (19.02%) 42 (12.10%) 21 (6.05%) 13 (3.75%) 12 (3.46%) 11 (3.17%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -108 (-31.12%) -132 (-38.04%) -153 (-44.09%) -161 (-46.40%) -162 (-46.69%) -163 (-46.97%)
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Name Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey Rep. Thomas S. Bocock Sen. Jefferson Davis Sen. James Alfred Pearce Gov. Horatio Seymour Gov. Henry A. Wise  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic  
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Uncertified Votes3 (0.87%) 1 (0.29%) 1 (0.29%) 1 (0.29%) 1 (0.29%) 1 (0.29%)  
Margin-171 (-49.28%) -173 (-49.86%) -173 (-49.86%) -173 (-49.86%) -173 (-49.86%) -173 (-49.86%)  
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