Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by VinnyD » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:03 pm

Depends on what you want to be told.

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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:43 am

I just want to be told the truth about Grover Cleveland's two non-adjacent, yet glorious, administrations!

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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by VinnyD » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:48 am

In the election between them, he won the popular vote but lost the electoral college to the Republican Benjamin Harrison, making him the only person other than FDR to win the popular vote three times.

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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by kotagiri_tea_planter » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:05 pm

Andrew Jackson won it 3 times.

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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by shunter » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:11 am

Clintons lead up to 2.8 million now, 2.1%, I believe? What with this significant margin and the fact that he was illegally boosted by the Russian secret services, and is clearly corrupt to an unprecedented degree, and seems to have reneged on half his platform before taking office, has there ever been someone with less legitimacy assuming office? It's just amazing.
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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by VinnyD » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:31 am

kotagiri is right. I was wrong.

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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by VinnyD » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:02 pm

I needed to check the latest anyway, so here is an update:

1. 2008- Barack Obama- 69,499
2. 2012- Barack Obama- 65,916
3. 2016- Hillary Clinton- 65,747
4. 2016- Donald Trump- 62,905
5. 2004- George W. Bush- 62,041
6. 2012- Mitt Romney- 60,934
7. 2008- John McCain- 59,948
8. 2004- John Kerry- 59,028
9. 1984- Ronald Reagan- 54,455
10. 2000- Al Gore- 51,000
11. 2000- George W. Bush- 50,456

Clinton's lead over Trump is up to 2.84 million, but remains at 2%: 48.2% of votes cast to 46.2%.

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Re: Top ten popular vote winners in US presidential history

Post by VinnyD » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:34 am

Finally it is final:

1. 2008- Barack Obama- 69,499
2. 2012- Barack Obama- 65,916
3. 2016- Hillary Clinton- 65,845
4. 2016- Donald Trump- 62,980
5. 2004- George W. Bush- 62,041
6. 2012- Mitt Romney- 60,934
7. 2008- John McCain- 59,948
8. 2004- John Kerry- 59,028
9. 1984- Ronald Reagan- 54,455
10. 2000- Al Gore- 51,000
11. 2000- George W. Bush- 50,456

Clinton's margin is 2.875 million. Much bigger than Gore's over Bush, but still not quite as big as Bush's over Kerry (or any other recent margin).

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