The candidate who gains the most votes nationwide is said to have won the popular voteHowever the popular vote is not used to determine who is elected as the nations president or vice president. In 1864 Lincoln ran again for President.
Stanton Lincoln dwells on the forthcoming election and the long hiatus between election and inauguration.
How did abraham lincoln win the election of 1860. A string of heartening victories buoyed Lincolns ticket and contributed significantly to his re-election. Grant the quiet general now in command of all of the Union armies begin to bear fruit. In a letter to his cabinet members including Secretary of State William H.
But his was a sectional victory. In a United States presidential election the popular vote is the total number or the percentage of votes cast for a candidate by voters in the 50 states and Washington DC. After years of war he feared he would not win.
Only in the final months of the campaign did the exertions of Ulysses S. For a good part of his first term as president Abraham Lincoln doubted that he would be elected to a second term. Not only did Lincoln not win a single Southern electoral vote but in 10 of the 11 states that became the Confederacy there wasnt even a Lincoln ballot to cast.
Seward and Secretary of War Edwin M.