This research relies heavily on theoretical data especially in relation to elections taking place in the nineteenth century. Because of this one might question the validity and reliability of the conclusions. The sources I used to reach those conclusions are qualitative and they aim to understand why the elections have turned out the way they ultimately did. Some numerical data exists for the 2000 election and I will utilize those figures in relation to that election to explore corruption. While the information will be helpful in further understanding one election it will not be when comparing all elections.
This type of research is not definitive and I suspect it would be difficult to end all analysis of these elections with the work done in this paper. Much more can be explored and concluded, especially in the area of poor campaigning. If historians and empirical experts study these elections they might find exactly how Grover Cleveland’s refusal to leave Washington D.C. affected his loss to Benjamin Harrison. Until that time comes these theories will have to be sufficient.
The election of 1824 was the first time a candidate who had not one the popular vote was named the next president. This election was especially unusual because John Quincy Adams also failed to secure the majority of the electoral votes. The 6th president of the United States, a new democracy that prides itself on running a government for the people by the people, was a man who was neither decided by