5 closest U.S. presidential elections

Published: Nov 06 2012 10:06:15 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2012 07:45:29 AM EST

Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.

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Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.

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