Real Life Election Stories: Electoral Tie in 1800

Commentators have been speculating about the possibility of an electoral tie between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  In light of this possibility, I thought people might like to hear the story of the only other electoral tie in American history. The Election of 1800 America’s first four presidential elections were conducted under a slightly different […]

Real-life Election Stories: Teddy Roosevelt, Leader of the Bull Moose Party!

Most of us know that Theodore Roosevelt served most of two terms as President (1901-1909).  Do you know that he tried and failed to achieve a third term in 1912?  This last attempt at office was classic Teddy Roosevelt! When Roosevelt retired in 1908, he essentially hand-picked his successor:  William Howard Taft ran for the Republican Party […]