5 Closest U.S. Presidential Elections

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It's not always Ronald Reagan vs. Walter Mondale. In 1984, Reagan won 49 states on the way to earning 525 Electoral College votes, one of the biggest presidential election landslides in history. Sometimes, though, U.S. presidential elections are agonizingly close. Here's a look at five of the tightest races for the White House.
5 Closest U.S. Presidential Elections

21960: John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon

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It took Richard Nixon until the next afternoon to concede defeat to John F. Kennedy in 1960. Kennedy won that election with 84 more electoral votes. The popular vote, though, was incredibly close. Kennedy won that with just a 0.2 percent lead. Of course, Nixon would eventually win a spot in the White House, taking over as president in 1969.

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