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  US President - SD Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeSouthern Democrat Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 22, 1860 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 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
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler December 21, 2008 03:01pm
Data SourcesNew York Times
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Southern Democrats held three separate conventions in 1860. The first convention was comprised of seceders from the Democratic National Convention in Charleston. The second convention was called after the DNC had adjourned to meet in Baltimore; this second convention met to determine a course of action in Baltimore. The third convention was held in Baltimore after the end of the DNC. At the third session, the delegates nominated the national ticket of Breckinridge and Lane.

Southern Democratic National Convention, 1860

Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
U.S. Vice President
John C. Breckinridge KY
U.S. Sen.
Joseph Lane OR

First Session, Charleston SC, 5/1-4/1860

The Alabama delegation bolted from the Democratic National Convention on 5/1/1860 when the national platform was heading for approval without a suitable plank on the slavery

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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%)
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 Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge Sen. Daniel S. Dickinson  
PartySouthern Democrat Southern Democrat  
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Certified Votes81 (77.14%) 24 (22.86%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -57 (-54.29%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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