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Q: Does the president need a majority of the electoral votes or the majority of the popular vote to win?
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What type of votes actually elect the president-?

Electoral votes are the type of votes that actual elect the president.

The House of Representatives has the power to select the President if no candidate receives a majority of the what votes?


What early American president did not win the popular vote or the electoral college vote?

You must be thinking of John Quincy Adams, our 6th president, who chosen by the House of Representatives after no candidate received the majority of electoral votes needed for election.

How are electroral votes determined in Illinois if no candidate receives a majority of the popular vote?

If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.

In the presidential election of 1824 who received the most votes but failed to win a majority of either the popular or electoral votes (requiring the House of Representatives to select a president)?

Andrew Jackson lost the election of 1824 even though he received the largest number of popular votes and electoral votes. In the 1824 presidential election an individual needed to receive at least 131 electoral votes out of the 261 total electoral votes. Andrew Jackson received 99 electoral votes, John Quincy Adams received 84 electoral votes, William Crawford received 41 electoral votes, and Henry Clay received 37 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Andrew Jackson 151,271, John Adams 113,122, Henry Clay 47,531, and William Crawford 40,856. Since no candidate received the required majority of 131 electoral votes, the president was elected by the U.S. House of Representatives in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution. John Q. Adams won the election in the House of Representatives.

Related questions

Do president need to have electoral and popularity votes?

No, they only need to have a majority in electoral votes to win.

Who is responsible for the elections of the president?

The election of the president is determined by a popular vote and by the electoral college. The presidential candidate needs a majority of electoral votes to win, and the electoral votes usually coincide with the popular vote (with the exception of the election of George W Bush in 2000)

What must a candidate win a majority of to become the US president?

electorial college, and that's not a school

When has a president been elected with electoral votes and not popular votes?

president Bush

Who picks the vice president if no person received the majority electoral votes?

electoral collage

If the candidates for President have no majority of the electoral votes, the President is elected by ___________.?

the House of Representatives

Has there ever been a president who lost both the electoral votes and poplular votes?

Yep The election of 1824. Jackson won both electoral and popular votes but didn't get majority. That's why The house of representatives whose the president. and John Q. Adams won.

How the president get elected?

by popular and electoral college votes.

Is the president elected on electoral votes only?

No, the president is not elected solely on electoral votes. Electoral votes play a significant role in determining the outcome of the presidential election in the United States. However, the president is ultimately elected by the Electoral College, which is made up of electors who are chosen based on the popular vote in each state.

Who was the winner In the election of 1888 where Grover Cleveland received more popular votes than Benjamin Harrison but Harrison received the majority of the electoral votes?

Benjamin Harrison won the 1888 presidential election defeating incumbent President Grover Cleveland. In the 1888 presidential election Benjamin Harrison received 233 electoral votes and Grover Cleveland received 168 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Cleveland 5,534,488 and Harrison 5,443,892.

How do electoral votes determined the president?

The candidate who receives the most electoral votes wins the presidency. It is possible to lose the popular vote but win the electoral vote to be elected president.

Does the president win by electoral college or the popular vote?

Presidents are elected by electoral votes.