New York Poised to Beat Ohio in Race for Most Presidents

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No matter who wins Tuesday’s presidential election, New York will come out ahead in one key measure—the state that has sent the most presidents to the White House.

Since Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1933, Ohio and New York have been tied at six presidents apiece, as determined by the state they were most associated with or by their residency at the time of the election. Next year, either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump will be the seventh occupant of the Oval Office from New York state.

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin let out a cheer when she heard about the milestone.

“There’s some sort of childhood pride that comes out,” said Ms. Goodwin, who grew up on Long Island. “They always say Ohio is the mother of presidents. We’ll have to see what they say about New York.”

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