For example, I have queries regarding a specific US Senate special election in Alabama in the 1930s? Specifically, I hope to get more information on the candidates and their vote shares.

Can I check if such an overly specific question is on-topic for this site?

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    Assuming they don't fall afoul of any other close reasons, I don't think there's anything wrong with extremely specific questions – though you may never get an answer
    – divibisan
    Dec 23, 2020 at 16:45
  • Related question: politics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3033/…
    – Golden Cuy
    Dec 26, 2020 at 2:59
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    Something that old could conceivably of more interest on history SE. Unless it's somehow tied to more recent politics in some way (e.g. cited as precedent for some claim/issue etc.) Dec 26, 2020 at 13:11
  • And on some types of specifics the answer might be "no" in practice. Jan 5, 2021 at 7:53


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