5 closest U.S. presidential elections

POSTED: 08:06 AM MST Nov 06, 2012    UPDATED: 05:45 AM MST Nov 08, 2012 

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

Closest Elections - Cleveland1
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This election was not assured until the final week. It was then that a Blaine supporter made a controversial statement that derided Roman Catholics, angering many New York voters. In the end, Cleveland ended up winning the state (and the election) by just 575 votes.

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