“Organize the whole state so that every Whig can be brought to the polls … Divide the county into small districts and appoint in each a sub-committee. Make a perfect list of all the voters and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote, keep a constant watch on the doubtful voters and … have them talked to by those in whom they have the most confidence, and on Election Day see that every Whig is brought to the polls.” Abraham Lincoln – February 21, 1840