United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1860
The 1860 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 6, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Tennessee was won by the Senator John Bell (CU–Tennessee), running with the 15th Governor of Massachusetts Edward Everett, with 47.72% of the popular vote, against the 14th Vice President of the United States John Breckenridge (SD–Kentucky), running with Senator Joseph Lane, with 44.55% of the popular vote and Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D–Illinois), running with 41st Governor of Georgia Herschel V. Johnson, with 7.72% of the popular vote.
Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln (who was elected President) was not on the ballot in Tennessee, the only one of ten such states to be carried by a candidate other than Breckinridge.