Category Archives: Fusion

October 18, 1860: The Tribune analyzes Fusion’s chance in New York

John C. Fremont Millard Fillmore James Buchanan An editorial from the New York Tribune, Oct. 18, 1860: The fact that New-York is necessary to the Fusionists — that, since their utter rout in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio, they cannot do … Continue reading

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October 13, 1860: Keep cool.

An editorial admonition from the Carrolton (LA) Sun, Oct. 13, 2010: The news received yesterday, in regard to the result of elections, held in several of the Northern States, produced considerable comment. Some look upon the character of the despatches … Continue reading

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October 8, 1860: Fusion finally achieved in New York

John A. Dix Only a few days ago, the Breckinridge faction had refused to get together with the Bell and Douglas people. Now with less than a month to go before the presidential election, the New York anti-Republicans finally got … Continue reading

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Bell-Douglas Fusion in New York

Peter Cagger, State Secretary of the Democratic Party The New York Times reported on Oct. 4, 2010 that the Douglas faction of the Democratic party and Bell supporters of New York had reached a fusion agreement. The Democratic State Committee … Continue reading

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Why Breckinridge voters oppose fusion

The Democrats are getting a bit desperate. With their votes divided between two candidates, and still others siphoned off by Bell’s American party, they have little chance to beat Lincoln. Yet they can’t stomach a fusion ticket that would unite … Continue reading

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