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In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Democrats meet over the split in the party's presidential nominations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
07/02/1860
The Pennsylvania Democratic Executive Committee met at the Merchants' Hotel in Philadelphia to work out a compromise over the split in the Democratic ticket.  A vote to name Stephen Douglas the sole nominee was heavily defeated and the arrangement was then made that the state's electors would vote in the Electoral College for whichever candidate had a chance of victory. Barring this, electors could vote for their own choice.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The Pennsylvania Democracy," New York Times, July 3, 1860. 

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