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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:36 AM

Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, FDR, Eisenhower, Reagan & Barack Obama

The only men to win over 50% of the popular vote in two Presidential elections.

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Reply Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, FDR, Eisenhower, Reagan & Barack Obama (Original post)
One of the 99 Dec 2012 OP
Kolesar Dec 2012 #1
dsc Dec 2012 #2
MarianJack Dec 2012 #3
dsc Dec 2012 #5
MarianJack Dec 2012 #6
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #7
dsc Dec 2012 #8
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #10
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #4
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #9

Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:43 AM

1. Today's "civics update" by One of the 99

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Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:54 AM

2. What about

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and, James Monroe?

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:59 AM

3. Didn't they serve when there was no voting for President...

...done by average citizens?

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:04 AM

5. No

You can say Washington was a different story since he was unopposed, but the property requirement was slowly removed during those times.

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Response to dsc (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:11 AM

6. However,...

...didn't many state legislatures simply vote for the electors without an election among the people?

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:40 AM

7. Some did have a popular vote:

6 of 10 states in 1788 (Washington won 92.4%)
6 of 15 in 1792 (Washington won 71%)
6 of 16 in 1800 (Jefferson won 61.4%)
11 of 17 in 1804 (Jefferson won 72.8%)
10 of 19 in 1816 (Monroe won 68.2%)
15 of 24 in 1820 (Monroe won 80.6%)

Like you said, many states had no popular vote, and the ones that did had many restrictions on who could vote.

IF you count the popular vote in those elections, then that's what they are.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:17 PM

8. I don't think all states had switched by 1828 though

meaning Jackson wouldn't count either.

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Response to dsc (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:30 PM

10. Only 2 hadn't by then:

http://uselectionatlas.org/USPRESIDENT/GENERAL/pe1828.html

But between that, the restrictions on who could vote, and the debatable accuracy of the counts...I wouldn't put too much stock in the "popular vote" in those early elections.

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Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:01 AM

4. And they're ALL buried in Grant's Tomb!

Oh...wait a minute...

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:30 PM

9. I'm pretty sure that Andrew Jackson was an athiest muslim...

Google it if you don't believe me.

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