“According to Google and according to Wikipedia . . . Lincoln left the Republican Party [in 1864] and joined the National Union Party,” D’Souza reported.
A Google search of the name “Abraham Lincoln” confirmed D’Souza’s report.
The “knowledge graph” that appears on the upper right side of Google’s search results identified Lincoln as a member of the National Union Party.
Wikipedia’s entry on Lincoln is the first result that appears in a Google search of his name, and its “personal details” section also implies that Lincoln left the Republican Party in order to join the National Union Party.
In the video, D’Souza explained that “National Union Party” is the “name the Republican Party temporarily took for the 1864 election” in an effort to accommodate War Democrats on the national ticket.
The National Union Party is “part of the Republican Party’s lineage and heritage,” D’Souza continued.
“The fact that they’re listing him as National Union Party is an effort by people who should know better and perhaps do know better to conceal the fact that Abraham Lincoln was on our side,” he said.
In his Centennial History of the Civil War, historian Bruce Catton confirms D’Souza’s account, describing the Republican Party as having taken the name National Union Party “to prove that it welcomed war Democrats.”