Clarkson University political scientist Alexander Cohen says that "American democracy will survive" if Trump decides to contest the election of 2020. He points to five previous contested elections: 1800, 1824, 1876, 1960, and 2000. In all five cases, democracy survived. But the contested election of 1860 was different. Here is a taste of Cohen's piece at The Conversation: The election of 1860 was a different story. After Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates, … [Read more...] about What if Trump refuses to give up power?
Election of 1960
The Political Friendship Between Jackie Robinson and Richard Nixon
Check out this piece in the New York Times by "presidential historian" Michael Beschloss on Jackie Robinson's political support of Richard Nixon in the election of 1960. Robinson also campaigned for moderate Republican Nelson Rockefeller in 1964, but could not bring himself to support Barry Goldwater, the eventual GOP nominee. In 1968, he voted for Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey because Nixon courted the support of segregationist Strom Thurmond. Here is a taste of … [Read more...] about The Political Friendship Between Jackie Robinson and Richard Nixon