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South Carolina voters elect delegates to its Secession Convention

South Carolina, 1857, zoomable map
12/06/1860
In South Carolina, voting was held across the state to elect the representatives to the convention to be held in Columbia to consider the matter of secession from the Union.  Turnout was light, perhaps because people were thinking twice about leaving the Union but most probably because the earlier nominating process had mostly produced uncontested candidates. In places where tickets competed on the issue, like Greenville District, the secession forces won in heavy turnouts. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Charles Edward Cauthen, J. Tracy Power, South Carolina Goes to War, 1860-1865 (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2005), 63-64. 

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