1864 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

1864 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

← 1860 November 8, 1864 1868 →
Turnout63.8%[1] Decrease 2.0 pp
  Abraham Lincoln November 1863.jpg GeorgeMcClellan2.jpg
Nominee Abraham Lincoln George B. McClellan
Party National Union Democratic
Home state Illinois New Jersey
Running mate Andrew Johnson George H. Pendleton
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 126,742 48,745
Percentage 72.22% 27.77%

President before election

Abraham Lincoln

Elected President

Abraham Lincoln
National Union

The 1864 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Massachusetts voted for the National Union candidate, Abraham Lincoln, over the Democratic candidate, George B. McClellan. Lincoln won the state by a margin of 44.44%.

Although Lincoln ran under the National Union banner, this is the best Republican performance in Massachusetts as of 2018. With 72.22% of the popular vote, Lincoln's performance in Massachusetts made it his third best performance in the 1864 election after Kansas and neighboring Vermont.[2]


1864 United States presidential election in Massachusetts[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
National Union Abraham Lincoln 126,742 72.22% 12
Democratic George B. McClellan 48,745 27.77% 0
N/A Write-ins 3 0.01% 0
Totals 175,490 100.0% 12


  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1864 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1864 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts".