Last week on the Doc Owen Show we discussed a little about Contested or Unusual Presidential elections. There was little time to get across all the information, so we thought we would put this research into several articles. Below is Part 1 of a series of 6 posts. We hope you find this information useful. The first election we will cover is the election of 1800, sometimes called the Prelude to a Duel. At that time political parties were beginning to form, an unfortunate situation for our Nation when you consider how the dominant political parties are acting today. George Washington did not run as part of a political party. He was a trend setter we should have followed. He also set the precedent of serving two terms. Honor and virtuosity were characteristics of his leadership.