somewhat less, it still ranged from 96,445 up to 97,479; while the new Legislature stood 29 to 5 in the Senate and 73 to 24 in the House
Yet the soldiers in the field — who had given 41,467 votes for Brough
to 2,088 for Vallandigham
— regretted that the election had not taken place before instead of soon after the sanguinary battle of Chickamauga
; which, they safely calculated, had reduced Gov. Brough
's majority by several thousand votes.
Of the Western States
chose only county or local officers this year; but the results as to these sufficed to show that a great revolution had taken place, and that their Democratic Legislatures, elected in 1862, and the U. S. Senators
by them, were already disowned by their constituents.
elected a Legislature almost entirely Republican, and a Governor and Judge
of like faith by over 30,000 majority;2 Wisconsin
likewise — not voting till late3
--rolled up a very heavy majority4
on every ticket, though she had been very evenly divided in 1862, and had only been saved by the votes of her soldiers in the field from going5
Democratic at a Judicial election in April of this year.
of course went Republican now, by a majority largely above6
that of last year.
— which only elected by general vote a Regent of her University in 1863, and this early in the year — there was an inconsiderable increase in the Republican
majority and vote.7
In the Atlantic States
, but especially in New York — the arena of the most formidable and bloodiest of the Draft Riots
— the popular reaction evinced by the State Election
of 1863 was most incontestable: Gov. Seymour
's majority of over 10,000 in 1862 being reversed by one of nearly 30,0008
for the Republican State
ticket, with a corresponding Legislature; while Massachusetts
--upon a far lighter vote than in 1862--gave a much larger majority.9
filled the measure of National triumph by electing Unionists
to Congress in four of her five districts, and, for the first time, a distinctively Emancipation Controller and Legislature by some 20,000 majority.
chose only a Legislature this year, and hence evinced no essential change; while in Delaware
, which had to choose specially a Representative in Congress, the Democrats withdrew their candidate on the eve of Election, insisting that the voters were to be overawed, if not worse,