Slavery to that of Universal Freedom.
Though he held his office and discharged its functions to the last, it was notorious that he did not and (with his views) could not sympathize with the Republic
in her struggle against red-handed Treason.
Originally an ultra-Federalist, Slavery had transformed him into a practical disciple of Calhoun
The choice of Presidential Electors was made simultaneously1
in every State; and the result was such as all intelligent observers had for weeks anticipated.
secured the Electoral votes of New Jersey
, and Kentucky
--21 in all: the residue--2122
--were cast for Lincoln
The only States wherein the voters were divided with a near approach to equality were New York, Pennsylvania
, and perhaps New Hampshire
, New Jersey
, and Oregon
No election was held in the ten States which were or had been most completely under the sway of the Rebellion
; and, though Lincoln
electors were chosen in Tennessee
, their vote was not accepted and counted by Congress.
The aggregate poll in each loyal State was as follows:
|Lincoln's popular majority, 411,428.|
Fourteen of the States had authorized their soldiers in the field to vote; those of New York sending home their ballots (sealed) to be cast by their next friends.
Of course, no one can say how
her soldiers voted.
The vote of the Minnesota
soldiers did not reach her State canvassers in season to be counted, and were probably destroyed unopened.
So with most of the Vermont
Of the States whose soldiers voted so that their ballots can be distinguished, the Army vote was returned as follows:
|Lincoln's majority, 85,461--over 3 to 1.|
Great changes in the composition of the House of Representatives necessarily attended this result: the new House ultimately comparing with the old as follows: