Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Amanda Curtis
Contributing Writer 

Did you know? Election edition

 
Series: Did you know | Story 1

November 5, 2020



During the “Bleeding Kansas” election in 1855, over 5,000 so-called “Border Ruffians” entered Kansas to sway the election in order to force pro-slavery legislation. Even though the number of votes cast was more than the number of eligible voters in the territory, the governor approved the election.

In the 1872 United States election, President Grant ran against a dead man. His opponent, Horace Greeley, died during the election process.

Up until 2012, it was illegal in South Carolina to buy alcohol on Election Day.

George Washington spent his entire campaign budget of 50 pounds on 16...



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