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Edward B. Foley
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The Original Bush v. Gore: An Historical Perspective on Disputed Elections

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March 19, 2009

I am here posting a draft of a lecture I delivered last fall on the 1792 disputed gubernatorial election in New York.  This lecture will serve as the basis for the first of a series of chapters in a book (co-authored with my Moritz colleague Steve Huefner) that discusses significant disputed elections throughout U.S. history.  I am posting the draft now because I frequently refer in other work to this inaugural disputed election in our republic's history--and the lessons we can learn from this historical inquiry.  To the extent that the availability of this draft can assist the development of scholarship in the field, prior to the publication of the book, this posting of it will be beneficial.