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The History of Contested Presidential Elections

Guests: James Mcpherson Professor of History, Princeton University Won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize in History for, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Ballantine Books, 1988) Alan Weinstein Founder & President, The Center For Democracy, Washington DC Author of many books including, Freedom and Crisis: An American History (Random House) Al Gore is not the first candidate to contest the results of a close presidential election. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Rutherford B. Hayes took office only after contentious post-election political battles Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at past contested presidential elections and the impact the've had on the country and the presidency.

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