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    Onomastic, Upper West, mightymouse

    IIRC (learned during the 2000 Long Count) "Rutherfraud B. Hayes" might well have won the popular vote in Florida if not for major voter intimidation of freedmen (and a quick Google tells me that the same was true in Louisiana, whose vote totals were also contested in the Grand Compromise).

    •  Yes he was called Rutherfraud B Hayes for his (2+ / 0-)
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      Upper West, cotterperson

      time in office and many believed that to be a stolen election.  In fact, was he not sworn in at the White House for fear that a riot might occur at the inauguration and then he got sworn in there too..I will have to reread that..but I think he was sworn in a very private setting for fear of riots .

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      by wishingwell on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:00:14 PM PST

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