1864 Election Cycle

Abraham Lincoln carried Minnesota by a narrower margin than in 1860 (18.1 versus 29.2 points) but it was the president’s fourth most decisive win in the nine-state Midwest region behind Kansas (61.4 points), Missouri (39.4 points), and Iowa (28.2 points).

Down the ballot, Republicans William Windom and Ignatius Donnelly won their fourth and second terms to the U.S. House respectively.

Appointed Chief Justice Thomas Wilson, appointed Associate Justice S.J.R. McMillan, and state Senator J.M. Berry won election to the Supreme Court.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/08/1864 State House, District 18 General Stephen H. (S.H.) Jay (Democrat) won with 1,032 votes (73.04%) and a winning margin of +46.07
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Stephen H. (S.H.) Jay Man Democrat 1,032 73.04
C.B. Tyler Man Republican 381 26.96

Dooley was a judge from Sand Creek.

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11/08/1864 State House, District 10 General John B. Downer (Union Republican) won with 1,288 votes (65.38%) and a winning margin of +30.76
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John B. Downer Man Union Republican 1,288 65.38
W.A. Johnson (i) Man Democrat 682 34.62
11/08/1864 State House, District 02 General Lucius A. Huntoon (Union Republican) won with 1,146 votes (22.14%) and a winning margin of +10.92
Ansel Smith (Union Republican) won with 958 votes (18.51%) and a winning margin of +7.28
Lars Johan (L.J.) Stark (Union Republican) won with 848 votes (16.38%) and a winning margin of +5.16
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Lucius A. Huntoon Man Union Republican 1,146 22.14
Ansel Smith Incumbent Man Union Republican 958 18.51
Lars Johan (L.J.) Stark Man Union Republican 848 16.38
John E. Mower Man Democrat 581 11.22
James Middleton Man Democrat 579 11.19
Ephraim C. Ingalls Man Democrat 576 11.13
J.A. Hallberg Man Independent 286 5.53
Luther Wyekoff Man Independent 202 3.90
11/08/1864 State Senate, District 18 General Luther Loren (L.L.) Baxter (Democrat) won with 1,038 votes (73.72%) and a winning margin of +47.44
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Luther Loren (L.L.) Baxter Man Democrat 1,038 73.72
Samuel Dooley Man Republican 370 26.28

Dooley was a judge from Sand Creek.

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11/08/1864 U.S. House, District 01 General William Windom (Union Republican) won with 13,965 votes (60.56%) and a winning margin of +21.13
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
William Windom Incumbent Man Union Republican 13,965 60.56
Henry W. Lamberton Man Democrat 9,092 39.43
Scattering Write-In 3 0.01