1860 Presidential Election Statistics

States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote L D B B %Margin Margin Lincoln Douglas Breckinridge Bell Other
1 VA5166,8914321 0.09% 156 1.13% 9.71% 44.54% 44.63% 0.00%
2 MO9165,5634132 0.26% 429 10.28% 35.52% 18.94% 35.26% 0.00%
3 CA4119,8271234 0.61% 734 32.32% 31.71% 28.35% 7.60% 0.01%
4 MD892,5024312 0.78% 722 2.48% 6.45% 45.93% 45.14% 0.00%
5 OR314,7611324 1.83% 270 36.20% 27.99% 34.37% 1.44% 0.00%
6 TN8146,1060321 3.17% 4,631 0.00% 7.72% 44.55% 47.72% 0.00%
7 IL11339,6661243 3.52% 11,956 50.69% 47.17% 0.69% 1.45% 0.01%
8 NJ7121,2152100 3.73% 4,523 48.13% 51.87% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
9 NC1096,7120312 3.84% 3,717 0.00% 2.83% 50.51% 46.66% 0.00%
10 LA650,5100312 4.90% 2,477 0.00% 15.10% 44.90% 40.00% 0.00%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote L D B B %Margin Margin Lincoln Douglas Breckinridge Bell Other
1 VT444,5661234 56.45% 25,159 75.86% 19.41% 4.19% 0.49% 0.06%
2 TX1262,9860012 50.98% 32,110 0.00% 0.00% 75.49% 24.51% 0.00%
3 MA13169,8761243 42.57% 72,314 62.80% 20.23% 3.63% 13.15% 0.19%
4 ME8100,9181234 32.82% 33,118 62.24% 29.42% 6.31% 2.03% 0.00%
5 CT680,7451234 32.35% 26,122 53.86% 21.50% 20.51% 4.13% 0.00%
6 MN434,7371230 29.22% 10,149 63.53% 34.31% 2.15% 0.00% 0.00%
7 FL313,3010312 26.13% 3,476 0.00% 1.68% 62.23% 36.10% 0.00%
8 AL990,1220312 23.12% 20,834 0.00% 15.11% 54.00% 30.89% 0.00%
9 MS769,0950312 22.76% 15,723 0.00% 4.75% 59.00% 36.25% 0.00%
10 RI419,9511200 22.74% 4,537 61.37% 38.63% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Vermont75.86%New Jersey51.87%Texas75.49%
Minnesota63.53%Illinois47.17%Florida62.23%
Massachusetts62.80%New York46.29%Mississippi59.00%
Maine62.24%Ohio43.30%Alabama54.00%
Rhode Island61.37%Iowa43.22%Arkansas53.06%
BellWrite-ins0
Tennessee47.72%Massachusetts0.19%Ohio0.03%
North Carolina46.66%Vermont0.06%Illinois0.01%
Kentucky45.18%California0.01%Alabama0.00%
Maryland45.14%Alabama0.00%Arkansas0.00%
Virginia44.63%Arkansas0.00%California0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Texas0.00%Texas0.00%Rhode Island0.00%
Tennessee0.00%Florida1.68%New York0.00%
North Carolina0.00%North Carolina2.83%New Jersey0.00%
Mississippi0.00%Pennsylvania3.52%Michigan0.52%
Louisiana0.00%Mississippi4.75%Wisconsin0.58%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Pennsylvania334,665New York29,990
Virginia75,772Vermont3,825
Tennessee58,423Rhode Island250
Kentucky50,355
Indiana47,819


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Pennsylvania70.86%New York6.01%
Delaware69.81%Rhode Island1.41%
Texas66.59%Vermont0.66%
Arkansas57.23%Michigan0.38%
Florida55.14%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Illinois100,332Maine-8,771
New York78,670Vermont-6,182
Missouri59,077New Hampshire-3,831
Ohio46,365Massachusetts-172
Indiana36,712


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Arkansas65.90%Vermont-12.18%
Missouri55.48%Maine-8.00%
Illinois41.92%New Hampshire-5.49%
Iowa39.46%Massachusetts-0.10%
Texas34.56%


State Ranks
Rank LincolnDouglasBreckinridgeBell
1172103
2115511
3113104
441410


County Ranks
Rank LincolnDouglasBreckinridgeBell
184458389
21466119101
3101437361
486272238


Note: county data for 1860 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Hampshire, MA81.84%Butler, MO68.91%Nash, NC95.11%
Tioga, PA78.57%Atchison, MO68.54%Duplin, NC90.08%
Dukes, MA78.21%Harrison, MO57.74%Currituck, NC90.02%
Lawrence, PA77.86%Benton, MO54.46%Edgecombe, NC89.36%
Bradford, PA76.17%Audrain, MO53.90%Warren, NC86.07%
BellWrite-ins0
Stanly, NC93.78%Bristol, MA15.10%Wyandot, OH0.03%
Montgomery, NC87.35%Plymouth, MA1.63%Woodford, IL0.01%
Camden, NC84.68%Barnstable, MA1.63%Autauga, AL0.00%
Iredell, NC81.91%Norfolk, MA0.12%Baldwin, AL0.00%
Guilford, NC81.33%Windsor, VT0.06%Barbour, AL0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Winnebago, WI0.00%Winnebago, WI0.00%Winnebago, WI0.00%
Waushara, WI0.00%Waushara, WI0.00%Waushara, WI0.00%
Waupaca, WI0.00%Waupaca, WI0.00%Waupaca, WI0.00%
Waukesha, WI0.00%Waukesha, WI0.00%Waukesha, WI0.00%
Washington, WI0.00%Washington, WI0.00%Washington, WI0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Yates, NY362,646Yates, NY312,510Winchester, VA74,325
Wyandot, OH221,809Wyandot, OH187,421Wilson, TN65,097
Woodford, IL172,171Woodford, IL160,215Woodford, KY53,143
Whitley, IN139,033Whitley, IN115,509Worth, GA52,176
Wexford, MI88,450Wood, WI65,021Winston, AL48,669
BellWrite-ins0
Winchester, VA74,481Bristol, MA1,924Wyandot, OH136
Wilson, TN69,728Plymouth, MA170Woodford, IL35
Woodford, KY66,058Barnstable, MA52Autauga, AL0
Worth, GA42,960Windsor, VT26Baldwin, AL0
Worcester, MD41,760Norfolk, MA19Barbour, AL0


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Winnebago, WI0Winnebago, WI0Winnebago, WI0
Waushara, WI0Waushara, WI0Waushara, WI0
Waupaca, WI0Waupaca, WI0Waupaca, WI0
Waukesha, WI0Waukesha, WI0Waukesha, WI0
Washington, WI0Washington, WI0Washington, WI0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
York, PA87,966Worcester, MA56,899
Winchester, VA75,772Yates, NY29,990
Wilson, TN58,423Windsor, VT3,825
Woodford, KY50,355Buchanan, MO1,174
Yancey, NC48,239Pike, MO1,102
Whitley, IN47,819Macon, MO1,042
Worth, GA45,000Marion, MO1,005
Worcester, MD35,166Cooper, MO968
Yuba, CA33,372Howard, MO939
Winston, AL33,121Jackson, MO904


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Tioga, PA78.38%Butler, MO68.62%
Lawrence, PA77.44%Atchison, MO61.32%
Bradford, PA76.07%Audrain, MO53.81%
Potter, PA74.78%Washington, MO49.84%
Indiana, PA74.07%St. Francois, MO48.85%
Somerset, PA73.05%Morgan, MO48.67%
Dukes, MA72.25%Reynolds, MO47.60%
Hampshire, MA71.02%Benton, MO47.44%
Barnstable, MA69.96%Carroll, MO47.32%
Erie, PA69.82%Newton, MO47.27%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Woodford, IL100,332York, PA-448,400
Yates, NY78,670Worcester, MA-145,261
Philadelphia, PA77,246Yancey, NC-84,184
Wyandot, OH46,365York, ME-8,771
Whitley, IN36,712Windsor, VT-6,182
Wright, IA36,429Sullivan, NH-3,831
Wood, WI32,671Zapata, TX0
Middlesex, MA30,661Young, TX0
Wexford, MI28,988York, VA0
St. Louis, MO24,754Yolo, CA0


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Philadelphia, PA7,724,600.00%Yancey, NC-99.08%
Middlesex, MA3,066,100.00%York, PA-97.44%
St. Louis, MO2,475,400.00%Worcester, MA-85.42%
Allegheny, PA2,454,200.00%Windsor, VT-12.18%
Essex, MA2,262,700.00%York, ME-8.00%
Suffolk, MA2,247,000.00%Sullivan, NH-5.49%
Lancaster, PA1,965,500.00%Zapata, TX0.00%
Berks, PA1,611,000.00%Young, TX0.00%
Norfolk, MA1,590,400.00%York, VA0.00%
Luzerne, PA1,410,200.00%Yolo, CA0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Yuba, CA32.32%Barton, MO35.20%Osage, MO31.08%
Yamhill, OR36.20%St. Clair, MO36.91%Sullivan, MO36.21%
St. Louis, MO40.18%Cedar, MO37.20%Cole, MO38.74%
Montgomery, PA46.18%McDonald, MO38.01%Wayne, MO40.19%
Montour, PA48.65%Holt, MO38.59%Webster, MO42.25%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
LincolnDouglasBreckinridge
Warren, NJ48.13%Woodford, IL47.17%Westmoreland, PA49.40%
Clearfield, PA47.80%Yates, NY46.29%Wyoming, PA48.87%
Clarion, PA46.67%Montgomery, MO43.78%Adams, PA48.59%
Sullivan, PA46.28%Wyandot, OH43.30%Lehigh, PA48.39%
Fulton, PA45.05%Wright, IA43.22%Luzerne, PA48.24%




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