What is the most a president has lost the popular vote by?
List of United States presidential elections in which the winner lost the popular vote
|United States presidential elections in which the winner lost the popular vote
How many electoral votes did Ronald Reagan get in 1980?
1980 United States presidential election
|George H. W. Bush
How are electoral votes used to choose President?
Let w be the number of electoral votes cast for the candidate with the most electoral votes, and let r be the number of votes for the runner-up. The Constitution provides that if the candidate with the most votes does not receive a simple majority of the electors voting, the House of Representatives chooses the president.
How many people have become president without being elected as president?
A gray arrow points to the name of a person who became president without having been elected as president (9 total). The double arrow indicates becoming president without having been elected as vice president as well (Ford). 5 other former vice presidents are underlined (14 total).
How many electoral votes does the District of Columbia have?
Since the Twenty-third Amendment gave citizens residing in the District of Columbia the right to vote, this has meant winning at least 270 of the 538 electoral votes. Since the Twelfth Amendment in 1804, electors have casted separate votes for the president and vice president.
What was the result of the Electoral College in 1968?
Because the Electoral College has grown in size, the results are normalized to compensate. For example, take two elections, 1848 and 1968. In the election of 1968, Richard Nixon won with a majority of 32 votes.