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Fubart Solman 🥀
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« on: April 20, 2015, 01:34:21 am »
« edited: April 20, 2015, 02:04:15 am by LincolnChafee2016 »

I may be misremembering, but was there a presidential election in which there was a dispute over one state's votes, so the number of votes that state could cast was reduced? I feel like this didn't end up affecting the results and was effectively a piece of trivia. It wasn't an unfaithful elector (as with DC in 2000).

The closest that I could find was Nevada in 1864, which only had 2 electoral votes because one of its electors didn't cast a vote (apparently he was snowed in). Here's a link to that: http://www.270towin.com/states/Nevada
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 05:13:48 pm »

It turns out that it was Missouri in 1820. There was a debate over whether Missouri was eligible to cast votes in 1820. More in the wiki link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1820#Disputes

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