An analysis of the political status of the us and the presidential elections of 1856

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An analysis of the political status of the us and the presidential elections of 1856

Eric Ostermeier October 24, Connecticut has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Northeastern state since ; Maryland and Vermont have done so the least This is the fourth in a series of Smart Politics reports studying regional and interstate voting patterns in presidential elections.

Previous reports examined Midwestern interstate voter cohesionMidwestern sister statesand Western interstate voter cohesion in presidential vote choice. While Delaware and Maryland are often included as part of the Northeast region today, the U.

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Census still classifies them as southern states. From throughthe region cast their presidential vote with one voice in just nine of 39 cycles, or less than 25 percent of the time.

Which has been the biggest outlier? Smart Politics examined the elections for president conducted across the 11 Northeastern states since and found that Connecticut has voted in concert with the rest of the region This study examined which presidential nominee prevailed in each of the 11 Northeastern states dating back to — the dawn of the modern two-party system.

In the analysis below, the numerator is the sum of state-on-state matchups in which both voted for the same presidential nominee and the denominator is the total number of such matchups in the region since That makes the region slightly more politically cohesive over the decades than the Midwest, where its dozen states voted in alignment In general, the Northeast has voted with a decided Republican tilt over the decades with these states casting their Electoral College votes for such nominees and its Whig and National Republican predecessors in of races The region as a whole has voted with one voice in 15 of 47 election cycles, or Democratic nominees meanwhile have won every Northeastern state six times: The Most Northeastern State?

The Northeastern state that has most consistently backed the presidential nominee of its regional neighbors is Connecticut. The Nutmeg State has cast its Electoral College votes for the same presidential nominee as the other 10 Northeastern states times while voting for a different nominee times, for a Connecticut is the only Northeastern state to notch a regional voter cohesion score in presidential elections of at least 75 percent.

That leaves two states at the bottom: Maryland voted with its regional neighbors As a border state in the Civil War where slavery was legal untilMaryland has at times been classified as part of the South and Northeast. Its voting record during the second half of the 19th Century reflects its outlier status — backing a candidate that lost the region in nine out of 10 cycles from through Maryland was the only state in the nation to cast its Electoral College votes for American Party nominee Millard Fillmore inone of two states in the region to back Southern Democratic nominee John Breckenridge inand the only Northeastern state to vote for Democrat Horace Greeley in Sincehowever, Maryland has voted with a majority of the states in the region in 28 of 30 cycles all but and when the Old Line State voted Democratic.

Sister States Two pairs of Northeastern states have voted in concert more than 90 percent of the time across the last 47 election cycles. Delaware and New Jersey have voted for the same presidential nominee in 43 of 47 contests, or The only four cycles in which Delaware and New Jersey did not vote as a bloc were,and The four elections in which Massachusetts and Rhode Island backed different nominees were,and By contrast, four pairs of states have voted together less than 60 percent of the time: Delaware and Maine Follow Smart Politics on Twitter.Let’s start with the 11 previous elections (since ) in which (1) there was no incumbent on the ballot and (2) an incumbent had been re-elected in the prior election.

The United States presidential election of was the 16th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, In the aftermath of the Mexican–American War, General Zachary Taylor of the Whig Party defeated Senator Lewis Cass of the Democratic Party.

This collection consists of published congressional records of the United States of America from to On February 11, , the Electoral College votes for the presidential election of were counted by a joint session of Congress and reported in the Congressional Globe, as well as in the Senate Journal and the House Journal.


Origins of the color scheme. Before the presidential election, the traditional color-coding scheme was often "Blue for Republican, Red for Democrat," in line with European associations, where red is used for left-leaning parties, and blue for the right.

The colors red and blue also are featured on the U.S.

An analysis of the political status of the us and the presidential elections of 1856

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