Peel back the layers of US history with these election fun facts...

1.

In 2019, Fair Haven, Vermont elected a goat named Lincoln as the mayor of their 2500 person town.

2.

JFK was the youngest candidate elected president.  He was 43 years old.

3.

At 70 years old, Donald Trump was the oldest president elected to his first term.  Ronald Reagan, however, was elected to his second term at 73 years old.

4.

There have been 2 candidates in history that have won 49/50 states during a presidential election.

Nixon ('72) and Reagan ('84)

5.

Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to win non-consecutive terms. 1885-1889 and 1893-1897

6.

Since 1944, Ohio has voted for every sitting president except 1.  They chose Nixon over JFK in 1960.

7.

There are 6 states where both US Senate seats are held by women.

AZ, CA, MN, NV, NH, WA

8.

The 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and GW Bush took 36 days recount.

GW Bush was declared the winner in FL and became the 43rd President of the United States.

9.

Gerald Ford is the only non-elected Vice President and President of the United States.

(Nixon appointed Ford VP after Spiro Agnew resigned and 9 months later he became President when Nixon stepped down)

10.

Andrew Jackson is credited with popularizing the donkey symbol for the Democratic Party. 

(After being called a "jackass" by his opponent, he added a donkey to his campaign posters)

11.

Since 1972, no one that has placed lower than 4th in the Iowa Caucus has won POTUS

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