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Presidential race squeakers over past century

Tuesday - 11/6/2012, 4:30pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - Squeakers in presidential elections over the past century, in which the winner collected fewer than 300 Electoral College votes:

1916: Democratic incumbent Woodrow Wilson defeats Republican Charles Hughes 277 to 254.

1976: Democrat Jimmy Carter defeats Republican incumbent Gerald Ford 297 to 240.

2000: Republican George W. Bush defeats Democrat Al Gore 271 to 266.

2004: Republican incumbent George W. Bush defeats Democrat John Kerry 286 to 251.


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