10 of the closest presidential elections in United States history

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

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Associated Press
Year: 1812

Electoral college tally: 128 to 89

Total/majority: 217/109

The 1812 election, which took place in the shadow of the War of 1812, saw James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution" re-elected over opponent DeWitt Clinton, the "Father of the Erie Canal."

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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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