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Answered 2016-02-29 12:37:59

Lincoln won the election in 1860 with only 39% of the popular vote because he received the majority of the electoral vote. The US uses an indirect method to elect the President-- the popular vote does not decide the election. Lincoln was one of four candidates for president, and he had the most votes of the four.

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Answered 2016-02-01 23:53:57

In the 1860 US presidential election there were four candidates. Due to the split in voting for one of four candidates, Abraham Lincoln won with less than 40% of the popular vote. He won based on the Electoral College votes.

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