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A History of the Republican Party by Platt

Then the Secretary of the Treasury


THE PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION.

By Act approved January 18, 1886, the presidential succession is fixed as follows: In case of the removal, death, resignation, or inability of both the President and Vice-President of the United States, the Secretary of State, or if there be none, or in case of his removal, death, etc., then the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War, the Attorney-General, the Postmaster-General, Secretary of the Navy, and Secretary of the Interior, shall act until the disability is removed, or a President elected; if Congress is not in session when the presidential powers devolve on any of these persons, or does not meet twenty days thereafter, then the said person must call an extraordinary session. This law applies only to such persons who are appointed by the advice and with the consent of the Senate, and who are eligible under the Constitution for the office of President.

POPULAR AND ELECTORAL VOTE, 1856.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Popular | Electoral Vote | Vote ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fillmore | and |

Buchanan Fremont Donelson | and and American | Breckinridge Dayton and | Buchanan Fremont Fillmore STATES Dem. Rep. Whigs | and B and D and D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alabama ............ 46,739 ...... 28,552 9 ... ... Arkansas ........... 21,910 ...... 10,787 4 ... ... California ......... 53,365 20,691 36,165 4 ... ... Connecticut ........ 34,995 42,715 2,615 ... 6 ... Delaware ........... 8,004 308 6,175 3 ... ... Florida ............ 6,358 ...... 4,833 3 ... ... Georgia ............ 56,578 ...... 42,228 10 ... ... Illinois ........... 105,348 96,189 37,444 11 ... ... Indiana ............ 118,670 94,375 22,386 13 ... ... Iowa ............... 36,170 43,954 9,180 ... 4 ... Kentucky ........... 74,642 314 67,416 12 ... ... Louisiana .......... 22,164 ...... 20,709 6 ... ... Maine .............. 39,080 67,379 3,325 ... 8 ... Maryland ........... 39,115 281 47,460 ... ... 8 Massachusetts ...... 39,240 108,190 19,626 ... 13 ... Michigan ........... 52,136 71,762 1,660 ... 6 ... Mississippi ........ 35,446 ...... 24,195 7 ... ... Missouri ........... 58,164 ...... 48,524 9 ... ... New Hampshire ...... 32,789 38,345 422 ... 5 ... New Jersey ......... 46,943 28,338 24,115 7 ... ... New York ........... 195,878 276,007 124,604 ... 35 ... North Carolina ..... 48,246 ...... 36,886 10 ... ... Ohio ............... 170,874 187,497 28,126 ... 23 ... Pennsylvania ....... 230,710 147,510 82,175 27 ... ... Rhode Island ....... 6,680 11,467 1,675 ... 4 ... *South Carolina .... ...... ...... ...... 8 ... ... Tennessee .......... 73,638 ...... 66,178 12 ... ... Texas .............. 31,169 ...... 15,639 4 ... ... Vermont ............ 10,569 39,561 545 ... 5 ... Virginia ........... 89,706 291 60,310 15 ... ... Wisconsin .......... 52,843 66,090 579 ... 5 ... --------- --------- ------- --- --- --- Total .......... 1,838,169 1,341,264 874,534 174 114 8


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