The table below is a list of united states presidential elections ordered by margin of victory in the electoral college vote. One view is the electoral college violates the principle of political equality, since presidential elections are not decided by the one-person one-vote principle outcomes of this sort are attributable to the federal nature of the system. Presidential electors and the electoral college: an examination of lobbying, wavering electors, and campaigns for faithless votes [robert m alexander] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers. The number of votes required to form the vote in the electoral college of presidential election the electoral college of the presidential elections 2018 presently comprises of following number of votes in parliaments and in provincial assemblies. Read the pros and cons of the debate direct popular vote should replace the electoral college in us presidential elections.
The electoral college - mackenzie marquess professor beange govt 2305 23 october 2013 electoral college outline the electoral college is a system that elects the president, it is possible for a presidential candidate to win the popular votes of the citizens and still lose the election because of the electoral college, a prime example of this rare happening is the election of 2000 where george. Full 2016 electoral college results by state by nate ashworth | 7 comments 2016 presidential election donald trump electoral college president-elect results. In the 2016 presidential election, donald trump lost the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots, but won the electoral vote 304 to 227, thus clinching the presidency.
The electoral college the system that elects the us president every four years the college was established as a compromise between geographical and demographic interests in the union each. Presidential electors and the electoral college: an examination of lobbying, wavering electors, and campaigns for faithless votes for presidential elections and. The 2004 presidential election: who won the popular vote an examination of the comparative validity of although it is the electoral college and not the.
In this way, the electoral college acts as a firewall to contain electoral tampering it is also often said that under the electoral college a popular-vote winner can be an electoral-vote loser but this problem dissolves upon closer examination. In presidential elections, which are politically and symbolically the most important elections in the country, the electoral college attempts to strike a golden mean: it attempts to create numerical majorities which are moderate in character, it does this in part by granting a certain weight to numbers—hence greater representation for the. Unlike some other elections, where the popular vote was close but the vote in the electoral college exaggerated the margin of victory (eg, john f kennedy versus richard nixon in 1960), the electoral college vote was indeed reflective of a very close election and a divided electorate, as is illustrated in table 12. Live presidential election results and maps election 2016 2016 presidential results are updated as of feb 2017 donald j trump won the electoral college with 304 votes compared to 227.
Crs report for congress the electoral college: how it works in contemporary presidential elections july 21, 1999 thomas h neale analyst, american national government government and finance division. The official us electoral college web site, providing current information about the presidential election, information about the roles and responsibilities of state officials and electors, instructions for state officials and electors, the timeline of key dates for the presidential election, information about laws and legal requirements related to the presidential election and the electors. For the fifth time in us history, and the second time this century, a presidential candidate has won the white house while losing the popular vote in this week's electoral college balloting, donald trump won 304 electoral votes to hillary clinton's 227, with five democratic and two. Presidential electoral politics exam 3 on election day and one with electoral college- king maker scenario- 3rd party candidate choose who will win by throwing.
The electoral college, the two-party trap, and the presidential election third parties running in presidential elections rarely win more than a percent or two in any given state, if the. The map features an electoral college calculator which includes historical data going back to the 1964 election. Take the presidential election even if there were no electoral college, clinton would have won 48% of the gov't, trump 46% of the gov't, johnson 3% and stein 1. Move just four counties to neighboring states and clinton would have won the election how the electoral college gerrymanders the presidential vote fundamental arbitrariness of the.
For only the fourth time in us history, the presidential campaign has ended with an electoral college winner who won fewer votes than his opponent under the system established in the. Mr trump won 30 states, gathering 306 of 538 electoral votes there have been 45 presidential elections in which the winning candidate won a larger share of the electoral vote mr trump trails. Presidential polls in csv format for 2008 and 2004 presidential elections from 1900 to 2008 excel format csv format history and issues concerning the electoral college.