1864 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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1864 United States presidential election in West Virginia

← 1860 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 5 0
Popular vote 23,799 11,078
Percentage 68.24% 31.76%

President before election

Abraham Lincoln
Republican

Elected President

Abraham Lincoln
Republican

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

West Virginia was won by the incumbent President Abraham Lincoln (R-Illinois), running with former Senator and Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson, with 68.24% 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 31.76% of the vote.[1]

With 68.24% of the popular vote, West Virginia would prove to be Lincoln's fifth strongest state in terms of popular vote percentage after Kansas, Vermont, Massachusetts and Missouri.[2]

Results[edit]

1864 United States presidential election in West Virginia[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
National Union Abraham Lincoln 23,799 68.24%
Democratic Stephen A. Douglas 11,078 31.76%
Total votes 34,877 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1864 Presidential Election Results West Virginia".
  2. ^ "1864 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.