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October 27, 2020 34 min

If you think politics has never been as controversial as it is today, wait until you hear this episode. For example, in the 1876 election 20 electoral votes were in dispute, Tilden needed only one of those votes and Hayes needed all 20. Guess who became president? We cover 4 different types of elections from America’s past to try to shed some light on the possibilities that may be just around the corner.  

Episode Edits:  
* Bush won the 2000 election by 537 votes, not the 567 mentioned in the episode. The percentage remains unchanged at .009%.

Episode Resources:

Modern Times by Paul Johnson

Truman by David McCullough

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone (6 Volumes)

Hamilton Broadway Cast Recording

Dewey defeats Truman Photo


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