Class Notes

By the 1852 election it was no matter an issue of which party to vote for, people had already made up their mind which party they supported.  Candidates did not really matter; it was about the party.  The issue for the parties was not convincing people to vote for them, but to get their people to the polls.  What was needed was money, so every district was given a fundraiser task.  The money was needed to have activities and lots of alcohol on election day to entice their voters to show up.

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