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In Pennsylvania, Abraham Lincoln carries largely Democratic Cumberland County

Central Square, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1860, detail
11/06/1860
In Cumberland County in central Pennsylvania, Abraham Lincoln took 3,593 of the 6973 ballots cast in the presidential election. A Democratic fusion ticket took 3,207.  In the county town of Carlisle, Lincoln beat the Democrats by only six votes, 425 to 419. This was a very strong showing in a traditionally strong Democratic county and pointed towards Lincoln's eventual 70,000 votes victory in the Keystone State. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
David G. Colwell, The Bitter Fruits: The Civil War Comes to a Small Town in Pennsylvania (Carlisle, PA: Cumberland County Historical Society, 1998), 31. 

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