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Hillary Clinton decried the forces that cost her the presidency. So did Andrew Jackson.

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Hillary Clinton declared herself “part of the resistance” this week, blaming her stinging presidential election loss on FBI Director James B. Comey, WikiLeaks and Russian meddling. At a women’s conference in New York, she also tweaked President Trump for his tweets about her and reminded him that she won the popular vote.

There was another presidential contest loser who also chose the vocal-and-angry route — none other than Trump’s hero, Andrew Jackson.

Jackson’s landslide win in 1828 was actually his second time running for president. The first time he ran, in 1824, he won both the popular and the electoral vote. But since there were four candidates, Jackson won only a plurality of electors, not the majority required by the Constitution. The winner had to be decided by the House of Representatives.

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