1860 United States presidential election in Texas
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The 1860 United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 6, 1860. Texas voters chose four electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.
Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln was not on the ballot in Texas; neither was "Northern Democrat" Stephen A. Douglas, although Douglas did gain 18 votes as a write-in candidate. Douglas supporters had agreed to transfer their allegiance to Constitutional Union candidate John Bell, but Bell carried only three counties in the state and it is sometimes thought that the German-American abolitionists in such counties as Gillespie refrained from visiting the polls.
|1860 United States presidential election in Texas|
|Southern Democratic||John C. Breckinridge||47,548||75.49%||4|
|Constitutional Union||John Bell||15,438||24.51%||0|
|Northern Democratic||Stephen Douglas (write-in)||18||0.00%||0|
- Baggett, James Alex; The Scalawags: Southern Dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction, p. 38 ISBN 0807130141
- Morgenthaler, Jefferson; The German Settlement of the Texas Hill Country, p. 153 ISBN 1932801049
- "1860 Presidential General Election Results - Texas". David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.
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