Tainted by Suspicion: The Secret Deals and Electoral Chaos of Disputed Presidential Elections

But suspicion reigned in this and other disputed presidential contests.

In the midst of the 1876 election controversy, President Grant said, “The country cannot afford to have the result tainted by suspicion.” But suspicion reigned in this and other disputed presidential contests. In Tainted by Suspicion you’ll learn:

  • How Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay and Supreme Court Justices Joseph Bradley and Anthony Kennedy played kingmakers in the four most controversial presidential elections in American history.
  • Why Thomas Jefferson actually owes the presidency to his disloyal vice president, Aaron Burr.
  • What Andrew Jackson’s campaign can tell us about Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
  • How Richard Nixon actually did challenge the 1960 election results – indirectly – while making it appear he didn’t.
  • Why pundits and pollsters in 2000 predicted Al Gore would win the Electoral College and George W. Bush would win the popular vote.
  • Why historians aren’t so certain a President Al Gore would have kept the U.S. out of the war in Iraq.