The presidential and political office elections aren’t the only big deal on Tuesday. There are plenty of state ballot initiatives that could change life for many Americans.
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The winners of eight individual races on Tuesday night will likely determine which party controls the Senate for the next two years. And heading into Election Day, not even the most attentive pundits seem to know the outcome.
While some election pundits use traditional measures like polling to predict the next presidential race winner, not all indicators are equal. And in some cases, unconventional indicators yield interesting results.
On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in a bitter contest against the incumbent Vice President, Richard Nixon. It was one of the closest elections in American history, and some people still doubt its outcome.
On November 6, 1860, voters in the United States went to the polls in an election that ended with Abraham Lincoln as President, in an act that that led to the Civil War. But Lincoln’s actual victory didn’t happen on that day, and his victory wasn’t assured for months.