Electoral College vs. popular vote splits

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • November 6, 2012 - 2:16 AM

Presidential elections in which the popular vote winner lost the race in the Electoral College:

1876: Republican Rutherford Hayes defeats Samuel Tilden by 185 to 184 in Electoral College despite a 254,235-popular-vote deficit.

1888: Republican Benjamin Harrison defeats Democrat Grover Cleveland by 233 to 168 in Electoral College despite 90,596-popular-vote deficit.

2000: Republican George W. Bush defeats Democrat Al Gore by 277 to 266 in Electoral College despite 543,895-popular-vote deficit.

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