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George Bush in 2000

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Q: Which president didn't have the majority of the popular vote?
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Does the president need a majority of the electoral votes or the majority of the popular vote to win?

majority on electoral votes

If the president loses the electoral college can he still win from the majority vote?

If you mean the popular vote the answer of no.

What was different or interesting about Lincoln's election as president in 1860?

He recieved a plurality of the popular vote and a majority of the electoral vote.

To become president a candidate must win the majority of both the electoral college vote and the popular vote?


Is it possible for a candidate who does not receive the majority of the popular vote to become President?

George Bush?

What happens if there isn't a majority vote for president?

If there is not majority in the Electoral College, the vote goes to the House of Representatives. The president is then elected by a majority of states representatives.

Does The existence of the Electoral College mean that the president is not elected by the popular vote?

The president of the United States is not elected by direct popular vote, but rather by the electoral college. A mere 538 people, chosen by voters in all the states are the ones who actually elect the president. The candidate with the majority of electoral votes wins the presidency.

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)

Did Justin Bieber vote for Barack Obama as president or did he want to?

He is from Canada, so he didnt vote and he is to young to vote.

What is the purpose of the state popular vote?

"Popular Vote" is the majority of a state's vote. If a candidate for president with the most popular votes in a state gets all of that state's electorial votes. An Example: More than half of Nevada's vote goes to candidate B than A, then Candidate B gets the electorial vote for Nevada which is five.

How many times has the winner of the electoral vote not won the popular vote?

This has happened three times. In 1876 Samuel Tilden won the popular vote, but Rutherford Hayes won the electoral majority by one vote. In 1888 Grover Cleveland lost in electoral vote to Benjamin Harrison even though he carred the popular vote. In 2000, Al Gore lost to George W. Bush but won the popular vote. ( In 1824, Andrew Jackson won both the popular vote and the electoral vote, but did not get the required majority of electoral vote and so in accordance with the law, the House of Representatives chose the president and they chose John Quincy Adams. )

President is elected by?

the majority vote of the electoral college