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The Georgia Legislature chooses its presidential electors

State House, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1861
In the state capital of Milledgeville, the Georgia Legislature selected presidential electors for the Electoral College based on the recent general election.  Breckinridge received the lion's share of the votes, 173. The Bell ticket got 54 and Stephen Douglas only eight. Another 70 members abstained from the voting altogether.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"From Georgia," New York Times, December 1, 1860.


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