New York state election, 1860
|Elections in New York|
The 1860 New York state election was held on November 6, 1860, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, a Canal Commissioner, and an Inspector of State Prisons, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly. Besides, the question of Negro suffrage was asked, and was answered in the negative with 197,503 votes for and 337,984 against it.
The "Breckinridge and Lane Democratic" state convention met on August 8 at Syracuse, New York, Henry S. Randall presided. James T. Brady (a Tammany man from New York City who had run for Attorney General on the Hard ticket in 1853) was nominated for Governor on the first ballot (vote:Brady 99, O'Connor 8, Greene C. Bronson 3, Brown 2, Lawrence 1, Kemble 1, Gideon J. Tucker 1). Henry K. Viele was nominated on the first ballot (vote: Viele 57, Edward Tompkins 56). The incumbent John M. Jaycox was re-nominated for Canal Commissioner by acclamation. Robert W. Allen was nominated for Prison Inspector on the first ballot. After the nominations, Daniel S. Dickinson made a speech.  Brady accepted the nomination in a letter dated on August 14.
The whole Republican ticket was elected, an average of about 50,000 votes ahead of the combined Democratic vote. The incumbents Morgan and Campbell were re-elected. The incumbents Jaycox and Rhodes were defeated.
93 Republicans and 35 Democrats were elected for the session of 1861 to the New York State Assembly.
|Office||Republican ticket||Douglas Democratic ticket||Breckinridge Democratic ticket||Radical Abolitionist ticket|
|Governor||Edwin D. Morgan||358,272||William Kelly||294,812||James T. Brady||19,841||William Goodell|
|Lieutenant Governor||Robert Campbell||361,914||William C. Crain||293,572||Henry K. Viele||18,425||Sidney A. Beers|
|Canal Commissioner||Samuel H. Barnes||361,958||William W. Wright||293,853||John M. Jaycox||18,547||Zenas Brockett|
|Inspector of State Prisons||James K. Bates||359,457||William C. Rhodes||294,066||Robert W. Allen||18,550||Ellis Clizbe|
- Hon. William Kelly Accepts the Nomination for Governor. in NYT on September 11, 1860
- POLITICAL MOVEMENTS - The Breckinridge and Lane Democratic State Convention in NYT on August 9, 1860
- THE BRECKINRIDGE DEMOCRACY - James T. Brady's Acceptance of the Nomination for Governor in NYT on August 30, 1860
- James Topham Brady (1815-1869), lawyer, of New York City, also ran for Attorney General in 1853, obit in NYT on February 10, 1869
- Result in The Tribune Almanac for the Years 1838 to 1868 compiled by Horace Greeley
- Result in The Official State Canvass in NYT on December 10, 1860 (gives 367,958 for Barnes, which seems to be a typo)
- The tickets: THE ELECTION TO-MORROW in NYT on November 5, 1860