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1860 United States presidential election in New York

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Turnout95.5% [1] Increase 5.6 pp
 
Nominee Abraham Lincoln
Party Republican Fusion
Alliance Democratic
Constitutional Union
Southern Democratic
Home state Illinois
Running mate Hannibal Hamlin
Electoral vote 35 0
Popular vote 362,646 312,510
Percentage 53.71% 46.29%

County Results

President before election

James Buchanan
Democratic

Elected President

Abraham Lincoln
Republican

The 1860 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 6, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Voters chose 35 electors of the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. New York was the tipping state in this election, and had Lincoln lost it there would have been a contingent election decided by Congress.

New York was won by Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln, who defeated the Democratic fusion ticket.

Lincoln won New York by a margin of 7.42 percentage points.

New York in the election was one of the four states that had a fusion ticket for the Democratic Party. The other three states were New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

New York was home to a prominent Republican politician, William H. Seward who was widely expected to be nominated in the Republican Convention.

New York was key to the election; a Lincoln loss there would deadlock the Electoral College. Soon after his return from his Midwest tour, Seward embarked on another, speaking to large crowds across the state of New York. At his advisor Thurlow Weed's urging, he went to New York City and gave a patriotic speech before a large crowd on November 3, only three days before the election. [2]

Results

1860 United States presidential election in New York [3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Abraham Lincoln 362,646 53.71% 35
Fusion [a] Stephen A. Douglas / John Bell / John C. Breckinridge 312,510 46.29% 0
Totals 675,156 100.0% 35

Results by county

County Abraham Lincoln
Republican
Stephen Arnold Douglas/
John Bell/
John Cabell Breckinridge
Fusion
Margin Total votes cast [5]
# % # % # %
Albany 9,835 46.88% 11,145 53.12% -1,310 -6.24% 20,980
Allegany 6,443 71.80% 2,530 28.20% 3,913 43.61% 8,973
Broome 4,554 61.29% 2,876 38.71% 1,678 22.58% 7,430
Cattaraugus 5,955 63.59% 3,409 36.41% 2,546 27.19% 9,364
Cayuga 7,922 66.71% 3,954 33.29% 3,968 33.41% 11,876
Chautauqua 8,481 69.78% 3,673 30.22% 4,808 39.56% 12,154
Chemung 2,949 54.34% 2,478 45.66% 471 8.68% 5,427
Chenango 5,685 60.67% 3,686 39.33% 1,999 21.33% 9,371
Clinton 3,961 54.78% 3,270 45.22% 691 9.56% 7,231
Columbia 5,108 51.96% 4,722 48.04% 386 3.93% 9,830
Cortland 3,893 69.46% 1,712 30.54% 2,181 38.91% 5,605
Delaware 5,001 60.89% 3,212 39.11% 1,789 21.78% 8,213
Dutchess 6,763 52.70% 6,071 47.30% 692 5.39% 12,834
Erie 12,430 53.31% 10,885 46.69% 1,545 6.63% 23,315
Essex 3,454 65.83% 1,793 34.17% 1,661 31.66% 5,247
Franklin 3,103 68.88% 1,402 31.12% 1,701 37.76% 4,505
Fulton 2,977 55.07% 2,429 44.93% 548 10.14% 5,406
Genesee 4,464 64.51% 2,456 35.49% 2,008 29.02% 6,920
Greene 3,137 47.02% 3,534 52.98% -397 -5.95% 6,671
Hamilton 134 22.30% 467 77.70% -333 -55.41% 601
Herkimer 5,302 61.20% 3,362 38.80% 1,940 22.39% 8,664
Jefferson 8,796 61.39% 5,531 38.61% 3,265 22.79% 14,327
Kings 15,883 43.56% 20,583 56.44% -4,700 -12.89% 36,466
Lewis 3,257 58.89% 2,274 41.11% 983 17.77% 5,531
Livingston 5,178 58.85% 3,621 41.15% 1,557 17.70% 8,799
Madison 6,289 66.17% 3,216 33.83% 3,073 32.33% 9,505
Monroe 10,808 59.72% 7,291 40.28% 3,517 19.43% 18,099
Montgomery 3,528 52.03% 3,253 47.97% 275 4.06% 6,781
New York 33,290 34.83% 62,293 65.17% -29,003 -30.34% 95,583
Niagara 4,992 57.16% 3,741 42.84% 1,251 14.32% 8,733
Oneida 12,508 58.13% 9,011 41.87% 3,497 16.25% 21,519
Onondaga 11,243 60.89% 7,222 39.11% 4,021 21.78% 18,465
Ontario 5,764 61.33% 3,634 38.67% 2,130 22.66% 9,398
Orange 5,898 49.53% 6,011 50.47% -113 -0.95% 11,909
Orleans 3,859 63.21% 2,246 36.79% 1,613 26.42% 6,105
Oswego 9,076 62.64% 5,414 37.36% 3,662 25.27% 14,490
Otsego 6,543 56.39% 5,061 43.61% 1,482 12.77% 11,604
Putnam 1,243 48.40% 1,325 51.60% -82 -3.19% 2,568
Queens 3,749 46.05% 4,392 53.95% -643 -7.90% 8,141
Rensselaer 8,464 49.92% 8,492 50.08% -28 -0.17% 16,956
Richmond 1,408 37.27% 2,370 62.73% -962 -25.46% 3,778
Rockland 1,410 37.31% 2,369 62.69% -959 -25.38% 3,779
St. Lawrence 11,324 73.86% 4,007 26.14% 7,317 47.73% 15,331
Saratoga 5,900 56.45% 4,552 43.55% 1,348 12.90% 10,452
Schenectady 2,154 51.93% 1,994 48.07% 160 3.86% 4,148
Schoharie 3,279 43.77% 4,213 56.23% -934 -12.47% 7,492
Schuyler 2,551 59.90% 1,708 40.10% 843 19.79% 4,259
Seneca 3,025 50.29% 2,990 49.71% 35 0.58% 6,015
Steuben 8,250 62.16% 5,023 37.84% 3,227 24.31% 13,273
Suffolk 3,756 51.63% 3,519 48.37% 237 3.26% 7,275
Sullivan 2,944 48.15% 3,170 51.85% -226 -3.70% 6,114
Tioga 3,760 57.78% 2,748 42.22% 1,012 15.55% 6,508
Tompkins 4,348 58.96% 3,026 41.04% 1,322 17.93% 7,374
Ulster 6,775 52.01% 6,252 47.99% 523 4.01% 13,027
Warren 2,719 57.99% 1,970 42.01% 749 15.97% 4,689
Washington 6,173 63.94% 3,482 36.06% 2,691 27.87% 9,655
Wayne 6,668 62.87% 3,938 37.13% 2,730 25.74% 10,606
Westchester 6,771 45.59% 8,081 54.41% -1,310 -8.82% 14,852
Wyoming 4,498 65.30% 2,390 34.70% 2,108 30.60% 6,888
Yates 3,014 67.28% 1,466 32.72% 1,548 34.55% 4,480
Totals 362,646 53.68% 312,945 46.32% 49,701 7.36% 675,591

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The slate of electors were pledged to 3 different candidates: 18 to Douglas, 10 to Bell, and 7 to Breckinridge. [4]

References

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ Van Deusen, Glyndon (1967). William Henry Seward. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 234–235. OCLC  426046.
  3. ^ "1860 Presidential General Election Results — New York". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Dubin, Michael J., United States Presidential Elections, 1788–1860: The Official Results by County and State, McFarland & Company, 2002, p. 187
  5. ^ "County Project (WIP)". Google Docs. Retrieved November 16, 2021.