Voting and Election Results


 “Democratic Breakdown”
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Yankee Notions
  Date:   December 1, 1864, p. 368

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Yankee Notions cartoon shows how Republican victories in the early state elections of major states (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana) were a heavy weight for Democrat George McClellan to carry into the November presidential election. In the background, President Abraham Lincoln comfortably carries the “Majority” bag, and begins to tell a joke comparing the scene to his first victory in 1860. Unlike some other publications, Yankee Notions appreciated the president’s humor and did not think it was inappropriate.













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