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Presidential Winners and Losers Through History

Truman

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Truman

Standing on his campaign train platform, victorious presidential candidate Harry Truman jubilantly displays an erroneous headline from the Chicago Daily Tribune on Nov. 1, 1948.

The paper's overconfident Republican editors had rushed to print on election night, incorrectly identifying Truman's challenger, Thomas Dewey, as the winner.

The 1948 election was perhaps one of the greatest election upsets in U.S. history, with nearly every poll predicting Dewey as the winner.

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