Eastern State Journal
November 2, 1860

The Union Electoral ticket was designed to ensure, regardless of difference of opinion over the presidential nominee, Democratic control of New York State. Thus the papers concentrated on printing anti-Lincoln, anti-Black Republican (the term derives from the abolitionist politics of Republicans) rhetoric. On November 2, 1860, the Eastern State Journal stated its position on black suffrage:

The Black Republicans, by proposing this amendment of the Constitution, have declared that Negroes are the equals of white men, and entitled to the same political and social privileges. Let white men, on Tuesday, repel this foul slander by their votes.

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