Consider the following:
- McClellan captured 45% of the popular vote.
- Lincoln carried Union soldiers by a 3:1 margin (at least).
- Therefore, male civilians were more likely to vote for McClellan than were soldiers.
- McClellan ran on a platform of immediate cessation of hostilities and negotiation with the South.
- By 1864, many women opposed the war and wanted their men home at any cost.
- Women, by definition civilians, would probably have voted like male civilians or, perhaps, even more pro-McClellan.
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