Claim: Republican presidential candidates have won every election held on
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2012]
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Republicans have won every Nov. 6th election since 1860 …. dating back to the election of Abraham Lincoln.
Is it true?
Origins: In the United States, the date of Election Day for general elections was established by law in 1845 to be the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, which means Election Day always falls between
- 1860: Abraham Lincoln
- 1888: Benjamin Harrison
- 1900: William McKinley
- 1928: Herbert Hoover
- 1956: Dwight Eisenhower
- 1984: Ronald Reagan
The 2012 election was also contested on
Last updated: 6 November 2012