In 2004, there was a single reported suicide due in part to Bush retaining the Presidency source
Ed. Note: sorry about the weird link. Looks like the Boca Raton News went out of business and Volokh Conspiracy blog moved and was subsumed into the Washington Post.
Last weekend, a Georgia man fatally shot himself at Ground Zero in New York City. Friends of Andrew Veal, 25, stated they believed the suicide was a protest against Bush’s re-election and the war in Iraq.
“When someone commits suicide in New York and Kerry’s loss is even slightly connected, it’s serious,” Gordon said.
The phenomena is called PEST.
“We’re calling it ‘post-election selection trauma’ and we’re working to develop a counseling program for it,” said Rob Gordon, the Boca-based executive director of the American Health Association. “It’s like post-traumatic stress syndrome, but it’s a short-term shock rather than a childhood trauma.”
Gordon went on to say that he treated 30 people for this disorder in Boca. I would say that any number of suicides from this disorder remain few in number.