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Electoral vote
state electoral votes
Lincoln Douglas Breckenridge Bell
free states Union Maine 8
New Hampshire 5
Vermont 5
Massachusetts 13
Rhode Island 4
Connecticut 6
New York 35
New Jersey 4 3
Pennsylvania 27
Ohio 23
Indiana 13
Illinois 11
Michigan 6
Wisconsin 5
Minnesota 4
Iowa 4
Oregon 3
California 4
slave states Maryland 8
Delaware 3
Kentucky 12
Missouri 9
Confederacy Virginia 15
Tennessee 12
North Carolina 10
South Carolina 8
Georgia 10
Florida 3
Alabama 9
Mississippi 7
Louisiana 6
Arkansas 4
Texas 4
Total electoral vote 180 12 72 39
Popular vote
  number of votes percent
Lincoln 1,865,908 39.8
Douglas 1,380,202 29.5
Breckenridge 848,019 18.1
Bell 590,901 12.6