Think Franken vs. Coleman is a long wait? Try Wilson vs. Vare (1926)

The U.S. Senate historian released a list of all of the election disputes that were reviewed by the members of the chamber.

It offers great detail into each dispute, why it ended up before the body, how the Senate acted and what happened to the candidates.

It’s a fascinating look at some of the most contentious elections in our nation’s history. It also reminds us that the 2008 U.S. Senate race is the next chapter in election lore.

By the way, the Wilson vs. Vare race (Pennsyvania, 1926) took three and a half years to reconcile. Neither candidate was sworn into office.