In the US presidential election, Franklin Pierce, the Democrat
candidate, wins by a landslide against the Whig candidate Winfield,
gaining 254 electoral votes to Winfield's 42.
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Editors. "Franklin Pierce is elected US President". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18274, accessed 23 May 2017.]