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Mr. Lyon, you are correct

“Mr. Lyon, you’re correct; Lincoln did receive 39.8 percent of the popular vote, but it was the highest percentage of total votes cast. (Stephen Douglas, his nearest rival, received 29.5 percent of the total votes cast.) So there was no harm in Lincoln reminding Seward that the “People had spoken.” Lincoln’s quote also provided me with a jumping-off point to make my own comments about the 2020 presidential election.”

I apologize for the delay in responding to your comment; the delay was caused by the fact that I am not on Facebook, and by my confusion about how I could best reply to your observation.

THOMAS CARL NAST

Gloversville

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