McClellan Electoral Ticket, 1864 NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET. Presidential election of 1864 held on Tuesday, November 8, 1864
Mounted on archival board.
1864, the Democrats were divided into War Democrats and
Peace Democrats. Consequently, they sought a strong candidate who could unify
the party. They compromised and nominated pro-war General George B. McClellan
for president and anti-war Representative George H. Pendleton for
vice-president. The electoral ticket
illustrates that choice; McClellan and Pendleton, for the Office of the
President and Vice President, respectively. Listed are the electors at large
and the congressional electors.
The Democratic Party nominated General George McClellan, whom Lincoln had removed from command. McClellan ran on an anti-Lincoln and anti-Emancipation Proclamation platform and left open the possibility of a negotiated peace with the South. As the election approached, Union triumphs on the battlefield helped propel Lincoln to victory. He declared the election results a mandate to press on for an unconditional victory and a constitutional amendment to end slavery.
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