Trivia: Republicans Have Won Every November 6th Presidential Election Since 1860

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    Just sort of neat trivia. Cool little article.

    Here's one more historical curiosity to observe this election cycle. Since election day was standardized in 1845 there have been 6 presidential elections held on November 6th and Republicans have won all six. That means next Tuesday, the 7th Presidential election held on this date, will either break or uphold a streak that began in 1860 with the election of Abraham Lincoln.

    Starting in 1792, states had a range of dates on which to conduct presidential elections, but in 1845 Congress standardized the date so it would always be the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

    Since then presidential elections have been held on dates ranging from November 2nd to November 8th with each date coming up about six times in a fairly regular pattern. The date November 6th has always been a good one for Republicans:

    1860 - Abraham Lincoln over Stephen Douglas
    1888 - Benjamin Harrison over incumbent Grover Cleveland
    1900 - William McKinley over William Jennings Bryan
    1928 - Herbert Hoover over Al Smith
    1956 - Dwight Eisenhower over Adlai Stevenson
    1984 - Ronald Reagan over Walter Mondale


    Republicans Have Won Every November 6th Presidential Election Since 1860
     

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