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We had some discussions a while ago about the Electoral College, but they have disappeared into a cloud somewhere.
There have been 5 times in our country's history where a candidate lost the popular vote but won the electoral vote to become president. Each time it has happened, the victor was even worse than the last time it happened. We all thought George W. was a terrible president - but Trump is even worse.
Believe it or not, there was one time when a candidate lost both the popular vote AND the electoral vote, and still managed to get elected. It happened in 1824, and was summarized on the History Channel this morning:
There have also been two times in our nation's history that a son and his father were both elected president. In both cases, the son was a much less successful president than his father.
John Quincy Adams was not as good as his father, John Adams - and George W. Bush was not as good as his father, the late George H.W. Bush, who died yesterday at the age of 94.
The twist in this story is that John Quincy Adams, his father, and George W. Bush only served on term , but George W. managed to get elected twice. The frustrating thing about George W.'s election in 2000 is that the fact that 101,000,000 people voted, but he got elected due to a difference of 537 votes in Florida - and he would not have won at all if the Supreme Court had not stopped the recount.