Tag: US presidential election

  • United States – November Presidential: The Spectrum of the 1876′ Stalemate

    First in French on July 27

    We hear a lot about 1876 these days in the United States. The reason is this: the 1876 presidential election resulted, not in a draw between the two candidates but in the equivalent of a  stalemate in  chess: a block forcing the game to be canceled… which is not – you will agree – an option in a presidential election, therefore, the  outgoing president, General Grant, considered handing over power to the military. We narrowly escaped through bargaining between the two candidates.

    This time, however, one of the candidates is not willing to bargain. … Read the rest