ⓘ 1860 United States presidential election in Virginia

                                     

ⓘ 1860 United States presidential election in Virginia

The 1860 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 6, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Voters chose 15 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Virginia was 1 of only 3 States to vote for the candidate of the constitutional Union, former U.S. Senator John bell, the candidate of the democratic South, Vice-President John C. Breckinridge, the democratic candidate, U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas. Former U.S. representative Abraham Lincoln was also a Republican candidate in this election, but it received the least support of any candidate from the Republican party, and low support any candidate who won the presidential election in the history of Virginia.

It was the first presidential election since the formation of political parties, in which Virginia not to vote for a Democratic or Democratic-Republican candidate. He also was the closest presidential elections in the history of Virginia: bell won 156 votes, or a margin 0.093474% – the thirteenth-the closest result of the presidential staff in American history and the closest in 1836-1876. Virginia eventually seceded from the United States on 17 April 1861, and did not participate in the next election, in 1864 and 1868. However, the unionist counties in the basin of the Ohio, as well as a number of adjoining counties in the North-West, came to Form the state of West Virginia not to participate in these elections. As the presidential election of 2016 is the last election in which Morgan County is one of counties that broke away to form the state of West Virginia, did not vote for the Republican candidate.

Virginia was only 1 in 11 States that would later declare their secession from the Union and be controlled by Confederate armies, ballots for which Lincoln was common, and the vast majority of the votes received Lincoln was thrown into the border districts that will soon become West Virginia - the future of the state was from Lincoln 1.832 1.929 votes. Lincoln received even a single vote in the 121 state 145 districts, including 31 of the 50, that would be West Virginia, received a single vote in three districts, and received ten or fewer votes in nine of the 24 districts in which he scored votes. The Lincolns best results, by far, was in four of the districts in the States Northern Panhandle, a region that has long felt alienated from Richmond, and which was economically and culturally tied to its neighbors Ohio and Pennsylvania, which have become a key factor in successful efforts to form a separate state. Hancock County in Northern Virginia at the time the Lincolns returned the best result he scored more than 40% of the vote there and finished in second place Lincoln scored just eight votes less than Breckinridge. Of the 97 votes cast for Lincoln in the States after 1863 the border, 93 of the respondents in the four districts along the Potomac river and four were abandoned in the coastal city of Portsmouth.

                                     
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