Voter Coordination and the Rise of the Republican Party: Evidence from New England

@article{Chamberlain2014VoterCA,
  title={Voter Coordination and the Rise of the Republican Party: Evidence from New England},
  author={Adam Chamberlain},
  journal={Social Science History},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={311 - 332}
}
The development of the Republican Party is a significant event in American political history. While scholars describe its formation as a realignment caused by the slavery issue, this article reinterprets this perspective. Focusing on gubernatorial elections in New England from 1840 to the mid-1850s, I present evidence that the rise of the Republican Party in the region was due to a lack of strategic voting coupled with third-party, antislavery voting that did not consistently affect the Whigs… 
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