Talk:United States presidential election, 1848
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The name of the president has been changed from Zachary Taylor to Dan Rathers. Was not sure about what to do, so I hope I'm alerting the creator of this topic. --Lrukieh 10:41, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Free Soilers and Democrats?
The article contained a line speculating that Cass might have won the election if Martin Van Buren's third-party candidacy hadn't split the vote in New York. This seems unlikely to me since the Democratic Party in those days was the more pro-slavery party, so Van Buren's anti-slavery votes probably would have broke more for the more anti-slavery Whigs, and in any case Taylor got 48% of the vote in New York and would have only needed a small piece of Van Buren's 26% there, while Cass, who only got 25% there, would have needed almost all of Van Buren's votes. Thus I deleted that line from the article. Vidor (talk) 02:44, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
"Democrats countered by nominating Lewis Cass," According to the date on the party platforms on http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/platforms.php Democrats would have chosen there canidate first. So it wouldn't be a "counter"? (Revo (talk) 05:56, 27 September 2008 (UTC))