Ohio Democratic State Convention splits over endorsement of the Douglas-Johnson presidential ticket
The split in the Democratic Party across the country continued when the Ohio Democratic State Convention met in Columbus on Independence Day, 1860. The meeting voted to endorse the Douglas- Johnson ticket and large numbers of Breckinridge supporters immediately withdrew. They met that same day at a city hotel and called for another state-wide nominating convention to be held in August in Columbus. (By John Osborne)
"The Ohio State Democratic Convention," New York Times, July 6, 1860, p. 1.