Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.
Similar to the 2000 election, the winner of the popular vote did not win this election. In fact, the contest was ultimately decided in Hayes' favor by a panel of administrators, much like how the Supreme Court decided the election of 2000. The panel's 8-7 decision was split down party lines, with the Republican Hayes declared the winner.
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