Tag Archives: presidential elections

BBC News: US election: What will Clinton v Trump look like?


US election: What will Clinton v Trump look like? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36200002

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This Day in the Yesteryear: TILDEN WINS POPULAR VOTE, LOSES US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (1877)


Tilden Wins Popular Vote, Loses US Presidential Election (1877)

One of the most disputed presidential elections in American history was decided by a single electoral vote, which was likely awarded in an informal deal behind closed doors. Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden not only won the popular vote in the 1876 election, but secured 184 electoral votes to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes‘s 165—until a bitter, months-long political battle ended with Hayes being awarded 20 contested votes. What did the Democrats gain in the so-called Compromise of 1877More… Discuss

This Day in History: District of Columbia Established as US Capital (1790)


District of Columbia Established as US Capital (1790)

Adopted in 1787, the US Constitution allowed for the establishment of a capital city that could govern itself, but it did not stipulate a location. While it was agreed that the capital should not be in any one state, its placement was hotly debated. In 1790, Congress struck a compromise between the North and South, establishing a capital on the Potomac River. The exact location was chosen by President George Washington. District residents were unable to vote in presidential elections until when? More… Discuss