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OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1868 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open July 04, 1868 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close July 09, 1868 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1869 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1873 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedRBH October 12, 2009 03:43pm
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

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.
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Democratic Party during the Johnson Administration

The Democratic Party faced an unusual situation following the Civil War. The northern wing of the party, which won 45% of the vote in the 1864 election, faced the opportunity of forming a new winning coalition with the South. There, the immediate post-war parties were the National Union Party (supporters of President Johnson) and the Conservatives (advocates of returning to the antebellum political system). Republicans in Congress realized the precarious situation, and they refused to seat the new southern delegations.

Under Radical Reconstruction, the political situation in the South became more fluid. Most of the indigenous politicians in the National Union Party bolted to the Conservative Party, affiliated with the national Democratic Party. The Party began 1865 in opposition to the policies of the Administration, but as the year progressed, the Democrats began to give the President more support. The Democrats recognized that southern states needed to reject the doctrine of secession, but the party wanted to minimize other requirements. The North, fearing that the gains of the Civil War would be lost through legislation, returned a larger and more radical Republican majority to Congress in the elections of 1866-1867. The National Union Party ceased to exist, and the Democrats become the supporters of President Johnson’s Reconstruction policy.

Unlike the Republican field, the Democratic field of pre

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNational Union Won04/15/1865
NameAndrew Johnson Votes1 (100.00%)
Term04/15/1865 - 03/04/1869 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/02/1868
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes214 (72.79%)
Term03/04/1869 - 03/04/1873 Margin134 (+45.58%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/02/1868
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Name Gov. Horatio Seymour Rep. George Hunt Pendleton Sen. Thomas A. Hendricks Winfield Scott Hancock (I) President Andrew Johnson Lt. Gov. Sanford E. Church Rep. Asa Packer
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Uncertified Votes317 (31.64%) 157 (15.67%) 146 (14.57%) 145 (14.47%) 65 (6.49%) 33 (3.29%) 28 (2.79%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -160 (-15.97%) -171 (-17.07%) -172 (-17.17%) -252 (-25.15%) -284 (-28.34%) -289 (-28.84%)
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Name Gov. James E. English Gov. Joel Parker Sen. James Rood Doolittle Mayor John T. Hoffman Rep. Francis Preston Blair, Jr. Ambassador Reverdy Johnson Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Uncertified Votes19 (1.90%) 16 (1.60%) 15 (1.50%) 15 (1.50%) 14 (1.40%) 11 (1.10%) 9 (0.90%)
Margin-298 (-29.74%) -301 (-30.04%) -302 (-30.14%) -302 (-30.14%) -303 (-30.24%) -306 (-30.54%) -308 (-30.74%)
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