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February 2, 2010
Graph of the Day for February 2, 2010
"Opponents of the Electoral College point to Bush as a reason to get rid of the current system -- he's president even though he lost the popular vote. Since the distribution of electoral votes tends to over-represent people in rural states, opponents argue that the system fails to accurately reflect the popular will.." Kristina Dell in Time.
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Hoven's Index for February 2, 2010
Percentage of the popular vote won by various winning Presidents:
John Quincy Adams, 1824: 32.0%
Abraham Lincoln, 1860: 39.8%
Woodrow Wilson, 1912: 41.9%
Bill Clinton, 1992: 43.1%
George W. Bush, 2000: 48.0%
George W. Bush, 2004: 50.8%
Total popular votes for Libertarian in the nine presidential elections with a Libertarian candidate (1976-2008): 3,811,629
Popular votes for Bob Dole, losing candidate, in 1996: 37,816,307.
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