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Are there any other examples in US history where the results of a presidential election resulted in celebratory street parties?

Asked by emilyrose (2253 points ) November 24th, 2008

I just asked my dad who is in his late 50s, and he could not recall anything. He has lived in VT his entire life. My friend and I were discussing the other day whether or not the Obama street parties were the first of their kind. JFK perhaps?

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Trustinglife's avatar

Great question. I’m hoping for some real answers.

In the meantime, I can’t help but share this fabulous photo I took as the whole friggin city of SF celebrated in the streets.

janbb's avatar

No – I don’t remember anything like this in my lifetime. The only thing comparable that I’ve heard of (wasn’t around for) were the street parties when World War II. ended.

augustlan's avatar

I know I never cried with happiness after any other election.

Megan64's avatar

@Augustian, ditto.

Judi's avatar

I don’t know either, but this year I felt so patriotic I voluintered to work at the polls I missed all the partying!

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