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NOV 05, 2013 - Real Clear Politics

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Election Day 1872 -- and a Woman's Memorable Vote

Carl Cannon, RCPSeventeen years ago today, Bill Clinton was re-elected to his second term as president. Richard Nixon won his first term on a November 5, in 1968, and Franklin Roosevelt garnered his third term on Nov. 5, 1940.Woodrow Wilson was also elected on this date in 1912, winning an Electoral College landslide despite only winning 42 percent of the popular vote—an anomaly owing to the presence of three other candidates on the ballot: William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, and Eugene Debs. And on November 5, 1872, Ulysses S. Grant was reelected president.On that day, at ... Read More

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