Well we are just 6 days away from the election and no matter where I turn people want to talk politics. For me it can be a little bittersweet. All the excitement leading up and Wednesday the 7th it’s all over.
Since 1992, elections have been my hobby; obviously the presidential election is exciting, but yes I love the off-year city council elections just as much. I think it’s the one time we participate in a singularly unique process across the world, specifically the Electoral College. (Now whether or not you agree or disagree with the process is a whole different argument; email me or message me if you’d like to share your opinion.)
But back to the week leading up, today Joe Astrouski (of News and Storm Team 10 fame) and I were talking about past elections and some of the fun facts associated with them, so I thought I’d share some with you:
Did you know?
-since 1860, Republicans have won every presidential election held on November 6th.
1860: Abraham Lincoln defeated Stephen Douglas
1888: Benjamin Harrison beat Grover Cleveland
1900: William McKinley over William Jennings Bryan
1928: Herbert Hoover beat Al Smith
1956: Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson
1984: Ronald Reagan over Walter Mondale
-No Republican presidential candidate has won an election in the last 60 years without a Nixon or Bush on their ticket.
-Only 12 US presidents have been elected for a second term.
-No Democrat has won consecutive elections by a majority of the popular vote since Franklin Roosevelt.
If you search on the internet there are copious facts for the election, but I thought I’d share those with you.
Enjoy the next 6 days. After that politics returns to it’s place on the back burner.
If you have any fun facts, questions, or memories of past presidential races share them here.