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3-2-1877

The U.S. Congress finally awarded 20 disputed electoral votes to Rutherford B. Hayes, giving him a 185-184 Electoral College victory over Samuel J. Tilden in the 1876 U.S. presidential election, despite Tilden's having won the popular vote (Harper's Weekly).

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The Electoral College Controversy of 1876-1877
Date: 
Friday, March 2, 1877