- A Fractured Election
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
A Fractured Election
Lincoln, the Republican candidate, won the election by carrying the North, but received less than 40 percent of the national popular vote.
"Yesterday, November the 7th, will long be a memorable day in Charleston. The tea has been thrown overboard—the revolution of 1860 has been initiated."
—Charleston Mercury newspaper, South Carolina, November 8, 1860
Map showing 1860 election results