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Republicans sweep the Maine state-wide elections

Maine, 1857, zoomable map
State-wide elections in the state of Maine registered large gains for the Republican Party.  In a heavy voter turn-out, they took all state offices with increased majorities.  Israel Washburn, Jr. was easily elected as the state's 29th governor beating Democrat Ephraim K. Smart.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Maine Election - Large Gains for the Republicans,"  New York Times, September 11, 1860, p. 1.
 Jerry R. Desmond, "Maine and the Elections of 1860," The New England Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Sep., 1994), pp. 455-475.


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