By The Associated Press
The Dow Jones industrial average is down 2 percent, putting it on course for one of its worst one-day drops following a U.S. presidential election. The biggest, in 2008, came in the midst of the financial crisis on the day after President Barack Obama won his first term. Here are the worst three one-day post-election drops since 1900, according to Bespoke Investment Group:
Election Day: Nov. 4, 2008.
Winner: Barack Obama.
One-day loss in the Dow Jones industrial average: 5 percent.
Election Day: Nov. 8, 1932.
Winner: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
One-day loss in the Dow Jones industrial average: 4.5 percent.
Election Day: Nov. 2, 1948
Winner: Harry Truman
One-day loss in the Dow Jones industrial average: 3.8 percent.
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