New Jersey was a blue state in Lincoln races

Abraham Lincoln lost New Jersey twice: in 1860, Democrat Stephen Douglas carried New Jersey by 4,523 votes — 51%-49%; and in 1864, General George McClellan beat Lincoln by 7,301 votes, 52%-48%. After Lincoln was re-elected, McClellan ran for Governor of New Jersey, where he served from 1878 to 1881.

New Jersey was a blue state in Lincoln races