October Surprises | Episode #137 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History
Published November 1, 2016
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    October Surprises have had a name since the early 1970s, but they've been around for a lot longer than that! Sometimes they're intentional on the part of the opposing party. Other times, they're just the result of bad luck. Join us as we discuss a few outstanding ones!

    • Van Buren tries to expose election fraud,
    • Garfield can't remember if he wrote a letter about imigrants,
    • FDR loses the black vote and wins it back just as fast,
    • Nixon slides one by,
    • Reagan "lucks out" on the Iran hostage crisis,
    • W gets a DUI,
    • and several others!


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