We may love surprises, but the campaign's don't always.
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 Season of surprises

October is historically filled with surprises for political campaigns and 2016 was no different for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 

Politico has a wonderfully exhaustive look at "October surprises" stretching all the way back to 1840. That year, President Martin Van Buren was seeking re-election. Federal prosecutors got word that the opposing Whig Party in New York committed the "most stupendous and atrocious fraud" in the 1838 midterm election by paying Pennsylvanians to travel to New York vote multiple times in the state election.

Ultimately, William Henry Harrison and the Whigs defeated Van Buren and the Democrats by 6 percentage points.

The election also gave the nation the "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" campaign song, which you surely heard about in your high school government class.

The sheet music for which is here from the Library of Congress:

Now in news from around the internet

There are only two more days of early voting!

Yes, seriously! Get out there and make your voice heard. We've got a guide on where you can vote, what you need to bring, and here's where you can explore who the Editorial Board recommends.

Our columnist James Ragland says he doesn't vote, but you should.

And you should. Casting your vote is the first step in the Electoral College and is a necessary part of our democracy.

To recap: Friday is the last day for early voting, otherwise Tuesday, Nov. 8 is the big day! 

Remember to take care, friends!

We are so close to the end of this election. I hope you get to take a beat this weekend and remember how awesome your friends and family are — even if you don't always agree. 

Consider throwing your own Unity Concert like they do on "Parks and Rec." I know mini-horses make me feel better, surely Lil Sebastian will do the same for you.

A friendly reminder, next week you'll be getting THREE jam-packed emails from me on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then we're all done! Don't let your friends miss out. They can subscribe here.

Have a great weekend, emailers! 

Hannah Wise, The Dallas Morning News
Parks And Rec Unity Concert - Lil Sebastian
We could all probably use Andy Dwyer leading a Unity Concert around now.
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