1860 United States presidential election in Florida
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Nominee John C. Breckinridge John Bell
Party Southern Democratic Constitutional Union
Home state Kentucky Tennessee
Running mate Joseph Lane Edward Everett
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 8,277 4,801
Percentage 62.23% 36.10%

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County Results

President before election

James Buchanan

Elected President

Abraham Lincoln

The 1860 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 2, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Voters chose three electors of the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Florida was won by Southern Democratic candidate John C. Breckinridge, who won the state by a margin of 26.13%.

Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln was not on the ballot in the state.

This was the last presidential election Florida would participate in until the 1868 election due to the American Civil War and the beginnings of the Reconstruction Era.


1860 United States presidential election in Florida[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Southern Democratic John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky Joseph Lane of Oregon 8,277 62.23% 3 0.00%
Constitutional Union John Bell of Tennessee Edward Everett of Massachusetts 4,801 36.10% 0 0.00%
Democratic Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois Herschel Vespasian Johnson of Georgia 223 1.68% 0 0.00%
Total 13,301 100.00% 3 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ "1860 Presidential General Election Results - Florida".