10 of the closest presidential elections in United States history

Published: Monday, Nov. 5 2012 4:21 p.m. MST

Associated Press
The latest CNN/ORC International survey released Sunday shows President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tied in the race for the White House, 49 percent to 49 percent. During Tuesday's election, both candidates will be aiming to reach the required 270 electoral college votes.

Although expectations suggest the race between Romney and Obama will be close, the United States has faced tight elections before. Here's a look at 10 of the closest presidential elections in American history.
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Go Utes
Salt Lake City, UT

How on earth did the 1960 election (Nixon/Kennedy) not make the list? I think the popular vote was separated by only around 100,000 votes.

Submariner
Coon Rapids, MN

AS with most, the author incorrectly states that Bush did not win the popular election, and as most forgets about Broward County where the ballots were poorly printed and the majority of Bush's votes were actually counted for Buchanan. In reality Bush won the popular vote by a comfortable margin.

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