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What was that about the Popular Vote?

Posted by rightwinger on April 26, 2008

I’m still hearing people complain that Bush didn’t win the popular vote and that he stole the 2000 election.

Since the Civil War only four Democrats — Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson, Franklin Roosevelt and Samuel Tilden — have won a majority of the popular vote. (Tilden in 1876, lost the Electoral College vote and never became president.)

It has been 32 years since a Democrat won a majority of the popular vote. The last to do so was Carter, who won a whopping 50.1 percent of the votes in 1976. He defeated Republican incumbent Gerald Ford, the man who pardoned Richard Nixon and carried the burden of Watergate and the Vietnam War into the election.

Read the full article for yourself.

By the way, Bush won Florida in 2000. The recount proved it.

Read the full article for yourself.


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