Martin County Library System Press Releases

October 15, 2012

Election Day trials and tribulations–discover when the people did not decide the winner

For immediate release:  October 15, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

Professor Farley discusses trials, and tribulations of Election Day

throughout nation’s history Oct. 27 at Blake Library

Indian River State College history professor Robert R. Farley will present “Election Day Special: Trials and Tribulations” on Saturday, October 27 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart.

Professor Farley will explore presidential elections in which Election Day did not decide the winner and instead either the House of Representatives or Supreme Court or “special committee” decided our president. This happened in 1800, 1824, 1876, and, of course, 2000.

Free and open to the public, the talk is part of the Living History: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories (LHOPES) series developed by professor Farley for students and community guests.

For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772- 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, or visit the library website at




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