Skip to comments.Mail-in ballots were part of a plot to deny Lincoln reelection in 1864
Posted on 08/24/2020 3:28:51 PM PDT by conservative98
Together, the men had shipped crates of fraudulent votes back to New York. But their scheme was over. Wood reported the operation to authorities. Ferrys office was searched, and on the morning of Oct. 27, 1864 less than two weeks before the election he and Donahue stood trial before a military commission.
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Everybody knows that. The honest admit it.
Those who deny it are liars.
Why is the WP tipping their own hand?
The Compost is reporting this?
This would make for a great commercial against the party of slavery.
Lincoln, the first Republican President, and the WAPO, whether they realize it or not, is reminding us that this is happening again to another Republican President.
I can’t belive they let this be published.
They used to do this in Romania as well....according to a caller to Chris Plante. The dictator got 100% of the vote.
You still serve the Republic
Because the Dems have re-written history and claimed Lincoln as “their own”? And projection?
Maybe theyve caught the scent of accountability fast approaching.
Nothing is new under the Sun.
Why a military commission?
sort of a yawner. NYC did almost nothing without rampant corruption in 1864; ripping off the soldier vote included. the use of mail was almost incidental.
for their part, lincoln and stanton furloughed whole companies of men to return to their home states so they could vote for the national union ticket.
I didn’t put it in breaking.
I wasnt able to read the article due to the paywall. However this is what I took away from from this article, Someone please tell me what the WP is saying differently
1. Absentee ballots (not mass mail ballots) was instituted for the civil war soldiers
2. Lincoln and Stanton came home with the idea for absenteeism ballots
3. McClellan agreed to absentee ballots
4. Lincoln won the popular vote and 3/4 military vote
5. Lincoln won the war and abolished slavery.
Yeah, I wonder that also.
In order to pull off the 1864 election, the Union needed a way for soldiers stationed far from their homes to vote. To this end, most northern states passed new laws allowing soldiers to cast absentee votes from military camps. However, because soldiers were more likely to vote for their current commander-in-chief, there were some partisan attempts to suppress their votes.
In states where the Democrats controlled the state legislature, like Indiana, they did not allow soldiers to vote in their army camps, Foner says. But the War Department kind of encouraged commanders to let these soldiers go home for a week or something in order that they could vote.
So is the WP trying to say that McClellan tried to suppress mail in voting to help him win? Are they trying to make some not so subtle comparison that Trump is McClellan. If so, they have it all wrong. Absentee ballots is not the same as mass mail ballots.
Its the way thru try to say Trump is against immigration instead of saying hes against illegal immigration.
The WP is not going to write a favorable article towards Trump
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