1864 United States presidential election in Michigan

The 1864 United States presidential election in Michigan took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight[1] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[2]

1864 United States presidential election in Michigan

← 1860 November 8, 1864 1868 →
  Abraham Lincoln November 1863.jpg GeorgeMcClellan2.jpg
Nominee Abraham Lincoln George B. McClellan
Party National Union Democratic
Home state Illinois New Jersey
Running mate Andrew Johnson George H. Pendleton
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 79,149 68,513
Percentage 53.60% 46.40%

Michigan Presidential Election Results 1864.svg
Results by county

President before election

Abraham Lincoln

Elected President

Abraham Lincoln
National Union

Michigan was won by incumbent president Abraham Lincoln over Democratic challenger George B. McClellan by a margin of 7.2%.[2]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time Ottawa County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[3]


1864 United States presidential election in Michigan[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
National Union Abraham Lincoln 79,149 53.60%
Democratic George B. McClellan 68,513 46.40%
Total votes 147,662 100%


  1. ^ "1864 Election for the Twentieth Term (1865-1869)". Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^ a b c "1864 Presidential General Election Results - Michigan".
  3. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 222-227 ISBN 0786422173