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.
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
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.
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)
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