In a United States presidential election, the popular vote is the total number or the percentage of votes cast for a candidate by voters in the 50 states and Washington, D.C.; the candidate who gains the most votes nationwide is said to have won the popular vote. However, the popular vote is not used to determine who is elected as the nation's president or vice president. Thus it is possible for the winner of the popular vote to end up losing the election, an outcome that has occurred on five oc
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- John Quincy Adams (1824) This is the first of two occasions when the man ultimately elected president first lost both the popular vote and the electoral vote.
- Rutherford B. Hayes (1876) Similar to 1824, the election of 1876 wasn’t decided by the voters, but by Congress. This time, though, the Constitution didn’t have an answer to the electoral crisis at hand.
- Benjamin Harrison (1888) The 1888 race between incumbent Democratic President Grover Cleveland and Republican challenger Benjamin Harrison was riddled with corruption.
- George W. Bush (2000) VIDEO: How the U.S. Supreme Court Decided the Presidential Election of 2000. For the next 112 years, election results were back to normal with the winner of the Electoral College also taking the popular vote.
Results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, including electoral votes between Trump and Biden in each state, and who is winning the popular vote.
2020 National Popular Vote Tracker. By David Wasserman, Sophie Andrews, Leo Saenger, Lev Cohen, Ally Flinn, and Griff Tatarsky. Please note that results are not yet final except where noted in the table below.
Feb 18, 2021 · Interestingly, there have been a number of occasions where the winner of the popular vote did not go on to win the electoral vote, for example in the 2016 election, or, most famously, in 2000.
Nov 14, 2020 · Democrats won the popular vote in this year's presidential election yet again, marking seven out of eight straight presidential elections that the party has reached that milestone. And, for some ...
With votes still being counted as of Thanksgiving weekend, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine lead Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the popular vote count by about one percent of the 130 million votes ...
Dec 22, 2016 · Hillary Clinton Officially Wins Popular Vote by Nearly 2.9 Million . Hillary Clinton has officially won the popular vote.
Republican candidate, and incumbent, George W. Bush won 62,040,610 votes (50.7% of the popular vote), 31 states, and 286 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent, John Kerry, won 59,028,444 votes (48.3% of the popular vote), 19 states and D.C., and 251 electoral votes.
Brief details on the election: Gore will be able to run on his center-left record, which is definitely more liberal than Clinton's. However, it is mostly popular. He can also shift to the center or to the left, although I'm not sure why you'd want to do that. Above all, I will avoid putting questions where one answer is good and the rest are bad.