Hillary is the 5th presidential candidate to win the popular vote, but lose the electoral college votes. Why is it necessary to have to use chess moves with our presidential elections? Sure, there were enough words slogged by candidates such as, Adams and Jefferson in the early 1800s to qualify as character assassinations, but is this the real intent of the Founders?
- In 1824 Andrew Jackson won the popular vote but got less than 50 percent of the electoral votes. John Quincy Adams became the next president when he was picked by the House of Representatives.
- In 1876 Samuel Tilden won the popular vote but lost the election when Rutherford B. Hayes got 185 electoral votes to Tilden’s 184.
- In 1888 Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the election when Benjamin Harrison got 233 electoral votes to Cleveland’s 168.
- In 2000 Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the election to George Bush. In the most highly contested election in modern history, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount of ballots, giving Bush the state’s 25 electoral votes for a total of 271 to Gore’s 255. [Bush was appointed by the Supremes.]
- Now there is Hillary who won the popular vote [still being counted] but lost to Trumper because of the electoral votes. Plus she had to put up with Trumper’s vitriol bordering on character assassinations even on Monday night. This is WRONG!!!