Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fact of the Day: Lincoln Tennessee and Louisiana

While the U.S. Civil War wasn't over by 1864, Louisiana and Tennessee were controlled by the union by that time and some were able to vote in the presidential election with both states voting for the Lincoln/Johnson ticket. Though Congress officially didn't count the votes from the state's electors, though it wouldn't have been big enough to change the outcome.

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  1. Probably same outcome by the sounds of it.

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  2. I'm surprised that the residents of Tennessee and Louisiana at that stage
    were able to read or write. Actually I don't think the red-necks and KK Klaners of Tennessee have moved much forward since the Civil War days.
    Colin

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  3. If two former Confederate states went for Lincoln, that would have been a big PR coup for the Union.

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