Nixon v. Kennedy, 1960: The Closest Presidential Election in the 20th Century

In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton takes a look at another hotly contested election in America’s history that included charges of voter fraud and threats of recounts and legal challenges: the presidential election of 1960 between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

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  1. Louis Buckner

    A great short review of events I witnessed as a youngster interested in government. As the current election unfolded, I have often thought about 1960 and how much we seem to have changed for the worse. It’s also refreshing to hear about a politician who rose above himself to consider the constitutional crisis that could have happened.

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