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Lincoln had the most votes of any candidate, with more electoral votes than the other three candidates combined.

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What president lost his reelection even though he had more popular votes?

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Who ran and lost against President Lincoln in the Presidential Election of 1864?

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Was george mclellan a confederate general?

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