A Republican President running for re-election. A President who is constantly under attack, even from his own party. A President who is being accused of not being prepared, especially during a national crisis. A deeply divided nation. Rioting. Racial strife. Democrats are full of rage at the thought of re-electing a man that is extremely dangerous to the country. The President is very unpopular and is suppose to lose to his political challenger. A heavy push for mail-in voting. What election am I referring to? 1864.