A new election map has been added to the collection:
This one gives the results of the 1864 presidential election in Delaware. Abraham Lincoln narrowly lost the state to George McClellan, 48.19 percent to 51.81 percent. No county went overwhelmingly for either candidate; the biggest victory was in Kent, where George McClellan won close to 60 percent of the vote. In Sussex and New Castle, the victor received only about 53 percent.
This week’s new election map gives the results of the 1856 presidential election in Delaware:
James Buchanan won over 55 percent of the vote and carried every county in the state. Millard Fillmore of the Know-Nothing Party came in second, winning about 43 percent.
A curiosity of this election is that all of John Frémont’s support came from New Castle. His 306 votes constitute 4.7 percent of the New Castle, and 2.11 percent of the Delaware, electorate.
This week’s new election map illustrates the results of the 1806 gubernatorial election in New Hampshire:
Republican John Langdon trounced his Federalist opponents, winning almost 76 percent of the vote. His weakest county was Grafton, where he still commanded 62 percent. His strongest county was Rockingham, where he won just shy of 85 percent.
This week’s new election map gives the results of the 1852 presidential election in Delaware:
Franklin Pierce narrowly defeated Winfield Scott, winning 49.87 percent of the vote to the latter’s 49.63 percent. John P. Hale of the Free Soil Party received a mere 0.5 percent.
This week’s new election map shows the results of the 1799 gubernatorial election in Pennsylvania:
Republican Thomas MacKean narrowly defeated Federalist James Ross, 53.82 percent to 46.18 percent.
After a respite of several months, I now resume the weekly election map feature. The subject of this week’s new election map is the 1796 gubernatorial election in Pennsylvania:
It was not exactly a nail-biter. Statewide, Thomas Mifflin clobbered his opponents, winning 96 percent of the vote. As we will see, the 1799 election was much closer.
This week’s new election map is now online. In the 1848 presidential election, Zachary Taylor of the Whig Party defeated Democrat Lewis Cass 51.8 percent to 47.6 percent in Delaware:
Martin Van Buren of the Free Soil Party won just 0.6 percent.
This week’s new election map is now online. In 1796, John Adams lost Georgia to Thomas Jefferson by a margin of three to seven:
It was Adams, of course, who became the second president of the United States in March of 1797.