US Elections: Popular Vote v Electoral College Vote

With the 2016 Trump v Clinton election now over (Trump has 306 Electoral College Votes and Clinton has only 232), the talk is on about how Clinton, with almost half three million more votes than Trump, can Lose the election.

Final Results gave Donald Trump 304 of the Electoral College votes (2 less than the original 306) while Hillary Clinton received 227 (5 less than the original 232)

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Winning the Popular Vote but losing the Electoral Vote.

With the 2016 Trump v Clinton election now over (Trump has 306 Electoral College Votes and Clinton has only 232), the talk is now on about how Clinton, with almost three million more votes than Trump, can Lose the election.


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2016 US Presidential Election

65,844,610 (final) votes for Hilary Clinton (Loser)
62,979,636 (final) votes for Donald Trump (Winner)

But, it’s not the first time this has happened.

2000 US Presidential Election

Popular Vote: 2000 Presidential Election:

50,996,582 Al Gore (Democrat)
50,456,062 George W. Bush (Republican)

George W. Bush, with 540,520 FEWER popular votes, WON the Election with 5 MORE Electoral Votes, than the opponent.


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Electoral College Vote: 2000

271 George W. Bush
266 Albert Gore

There were another three occasions, that the popular vote winner lost, but these were in the 19th Century:

Popular Vote: 1824 Presidential Election

151,271 Andrew Jackson (D-R)
113,122 John Quincy Adams (Coalition) (WINNER)

Popular Vote: 1876 Presidential Election

4,228,546 Samuel J. Tilden [D]
4,034,311 Rutherford B. Hayes [R] (WINNER)

Popular Vote: 1888 Presidential Election

5,534,488 Grover Cleveland [D]
5,443,892 Benjamin Harrison [R] (WINNER)

Sources: www.archives.gov


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