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Editorial:Election may present difficult problems for voters


October 18, 2016

This year’s presidential election is, without doubt, one of the strangest in recent American history.

We say “recent” because there have been plenty of others that included boisterous characters and shady dealings, starting with the Thomas Jefferson-John Adams-Aaron Burr spectacle in 1800 (which resulted in the 12th Amendment) and continued through the Jimmy Carter-Ronald Reagan campaign in 1980.

That was when Carter’s debate prep notes disappeared and wound up in the possession of Reagan, who went on to slaughter Carter in their debate – and win the presidency in a landsli...

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