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Can Trump Win the Popular Vote and Still Lose?
« on: November 02, 2016, 01:11:23 PM »
My guess is that Hillary will win the popular vote by at least a small margin, but it could go the other way. I still say it looks like she has a total lock on electoral votes. It just never was that close, as much as the MSM likes to make it appear so.

Most people remember the 2000 race when Bush managed to beat out Al Gore in Florida by hook and by crook. Bush won the electoral vote, even though in the final count Gore was the leader in the popular vote by a decent margin.

But that's not the only time it's happened. Three other times in history, the popular winner lost the election.

Presidents Winning Without Popular Vote
By   D'Angelo Gore   Posted on March 24, 2008



Q: How many times was a president elected who did not win the popular vote?
A: It has happened four times.

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The 2000 election was the most recent when the candidate who received the greatest number of electoral votes, and thus won the presidency, didnít win the popular vote. But this scenario has played out in our nationís history before.
In 1824, John Quincy Adams was elected president despite not winning either the popular vote or the electoral vote. Andrew Jackson was the winner in both categories. Jackson received 38,000 more popular votes than Adams, and beat him in the electoral vote 99 to 84. Despite his victories, Jackson didnít reach the majority 131 votes needed in the Electoral College to be declared president. In fact, neither candidate did. The decision went to the House of Representatives, which voted Adams into the White House.

In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes won the election (by a margin of one electoral vote), but he lost the popular vote by more than 250,000 ballots to Samuel J. Tilden.

In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received 233 electoral votes to Grover Clevelandís 168, winning the presidency. But Harrison lost the popular vote by more than 90,000 votes.

In 2000, George W. Bush was declared the winner of the general election and became the 43rd president, but he didnít win the popular vote either. Al Gore holds that distinction, garnering about 540,000 more votes than Bush. However, Bush won the electoral vote, 271 to 266.

Ė DíAngelo Gore

Sources

Office of the Federal Register, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Web site, 2000 Presidential Election: Electoral Vote Totals, 12 March 2008
Office of the Federal Register, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Web site, 2000 Presidential Election: Popular Vote Totals, 12 March 2008
Office of the Federal Register, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Web site, Historical Election Results: 1789-2004 Presidential Elections, 12 March 2008
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Re: Can Trump Win the Popular Vote and Still Lose?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 01:47:25 PM »
I guess this depends on if the electors start abandoning ship like the FBI and some of the msm. The msm are suddenly trying to sound more balanced and objective. The reopening of the case based on weiners laptop is no different from any other thing Killary has done but her supporters just dont care about and block out, so I believe its the results of early voting that have them worried.
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