Voting and Election Results


 "How the Copperheads Obtain Their Votes"
  Cartoonist:  Thomas Nast
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   November 12, 1864, p. 725

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Thomas Nast cartoon appeared on November 2 (the journal was postdated by 10 days), a week before the presidential election on November 8. Its dual message points to Democratic corruption (here, vote fraud) and the party’s disregard for the sacrifices made for the Union cause, as evidenced by their peace plank.












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