1864 United States presidential election in Nevada

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1864 United States presidential election in Nevada

November 8, 1864 1868 →
  Abraham Lincoln November 1863.jpg GeorgeMcClellan2.jpg
Nominee Abraham Lincoln George B. McClellan
Party National Union Democratic
Home state Illinois Pennsylvania
Running mate Andrew Johnson George H. Pendleton
Electoral vote 2 0
Popular vote 9,826 6,594
Percentage 59.84% 40.16%

President before election

Abraham Lincoln

Elected President

Abraham Lincoln
National Union

The 1864 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose two representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[1]

Nevada was won by the incumbent President Abraham Lincoln (R-Illinois), running with former Senator and Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson, with 59.84% of the popular vote, against the 4th Commanding General of the United States Army George B. McClellan (DPennsylvania), running with Representative George H. Pendleton, with 40.16% of the vote.[1]

Due to the abstention of one of Nevada's three electors, this election is tied for the fewest total electoral votes cast by a state or area in a presidential election with the District of Columbia in 2000, which also saw an elector abstain and only two votes go to the winner.


United States presidential election in Nevada, 1864[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
National Union Abraham Lincoln of Illinois Andrew Johnson of Tennessee 9,826 59.84% 2 100.00%
Democratic George B. McClellan of Pennsylvania George H. Pendleton of Ohio 6,594 40.16% 0 0.00%
Total 16,420 100.00% 2 100.00%


  1. ^ a b c "1864 Presidential Election Results Nevada".