re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))
Well, the election is not an unprecedented clusterfuque (1860).
Also the shyteshow when Washington retired and the election went to Adams and Jefferson (1800).
Also the end of the Era of Good Feelings when the Democratic-Republican Party fell apart as the election was thrown into the House by competing factions, electing JQ Adams. The alleged stab-in-the-back by Henry Clay caused Andrew Jackson to found the Democratic Party.