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Garfield just barely squeaked by in the popular vote, winning by a mere 10, ballots, but he but "he swept the Electoral College in the Midwest and Northeast," the House of Representatives said on its website. Another example came in both and , when differing announcements about peace progress in Vietnam helped the Nixon campaign both times around. Former President Lyndon Johnson had announced that he was suspending bombing in Vietnam and Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey announced that he was going to call for peace talks.

Nixon reportedly suspected such a move would happen, and he had a confidant reach out to the South Vietnamese , promising that if they dragged their feet, they would be able to secure a better deal with Nixon should he be elected. Nixon reportedly repeated a similar move in his re-election campaign in Though he hadn't been able to negotiate peace in his first term, North Vietnamese negotiators were suddenly willing to agree to U.

Nixon won a landslide against McGovern in both the popular and electoral votes. The leakage of opposition research on candidates tends to be a common source of October surprises.

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In the race, the news that Republican candidate George W. Bush had been arrested for drunk driving in was released just five days before the election. Harry Enten at FiveThirtyEight. Bush lost the popular vote but won the election after an extended legal battle in Florida.

The first came on Oct. Trump has refused to release his federal returns and his campaign said that he has paid hundreds of millions in other types of taxes. The issue surfaced during the debates and has been an attack line for Hillary Clinton and her surrogates. Throughout the month, Wikileaks has been releasing private emails from the Clinton team that have provided a window into the campaign's dealings and provided fodder for the Trump campaign. The Clinton campaign has refused to confirm the veracity of the emails but has also not denied them. And finally, a "Access Hollywood" recording of Trump having a vulgar conversation about women was released after being shared with the Washington Post by someone at NBC.

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