US Presidential Elections
Electoral Vote Totals


Donald Trump has called his electoral vote total a "massive landslide victory". To be a landslide there must be at least a 15% difference between first (57.5%)
and second (42.5%) place in the popular vote. Donald Trump did not win the popular vote, so for an electoral vote landslide, it is generally agreed that the
winning candidate should have 70% of the electoral vote total.

Donald Trump has also stated "Today marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation's democracy." and
the Democrats have "suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country."

So, in none of these cases, can we say that Donald Trump's victory is a landslide nor are any of these statements true.

  Year   Winning
  Candidate
  Electoral
  Votes
  Candidate   Electoral
  Votes
  Candidate   Electoral
  Votes
  Electoral
  VoteTotal
  Win %
  2016a   Donald Trump   304   Hillary Clinton   227   5 Others   7   538   56.51
  2012   Barack Obama   332   Mitt Romney   206   ********************   **********   538   61.71
  2008   Barack Obama   365   John McCain   173   ********************   **********   538   67.84
  2004b   W Bush   286   John Kerry   251   ********************   **********   538   53.16
  2000c   W Bush   271   Al Gore   266   ********************   **********   538   50.37
  1996   Bill Clinton   379   Bob Dole   159   ********************   **********   538   70.45
  1992   Bill Clinton   370   George HW Bush   168   ********************   **********   538   68.77
  1988d   George HW Bush   426   Mike Dukakis   111   ********************   **********   538   79.18
  1984   Ronald Reagan   525   Walter Mondale   13   ********************   **********   538   97.58
  1980   Ronald Reagan   489   Carter   49   ********************   **********   538   90.89
  1976e   Jimmy Carter   297   Ford   240   ********************   **********   538   55.20
  1972f   Richard Nixon   520   George McGovern   17   ********************   **********   538   96.65
  1968g   Richard Nixon   301   Hubert Humphrey   191   George Wallace   46   538   55.95
  1964   Lyndon Johnson   486   Barry Goldwater   52   ********************   **********   538   90.33
  1960h   John Kennedy   303   Nixon   219   Harry Byrd   15   537   56.42
  1956i   Dwight Eisenhower   457   Adlai Stevenson   73   ********************   **********   531   86.06
  1952   Dwight Eisenhower   442   Adlai Stevenson   89   ********************   **********   531   83.24
  1948j   Harry Truman   303   Tom Dewey   189   Strom Thurmond   39   531   57.06
  1944   Franklin Roosevelt   432   Tom Dewey   99   ********************   **********   531   81.36
  1940   Franklin Roosevelt   449   Wendel Willkie   82   ********************   **********   531   84.56
  1936   Franklin Roosevelt   523   Alf Landon   8   ********************   **********   531   98.49
  1932   Franklin Roosevelt   472   Hoover   59   ********************   **********   531   88.89
  1928   Herbert Hoover   444   Al Smith   87   ********************   **********   531   83.62
  1924   Calcin Coolidge   382   John Davis   136   Bob LaFollette   13   531   71.94
  1920   Warren Harding   404   James Cox   127   ********************   **********   531   76.08
  1916   Woodrow Wilson   277   Charles Hughes   254   ********************   **********   531   52.17
  1912   Woodrow Wilson   435   T Roosevelt   88   Taft   8   531   81.92
  1908   William Taft   321   WJ Bryan   162   ********************   **********   483   66.46
  1904   Theodore Roosevelt   336   Alton Parker   140   ********************   **********   476   70.59
  1900   William McKinley   292   WJ Bryan   155   ********************   **********   447   65.32
  1896   William McKinley   271   WJ Bryan   176   ********************   **********   447   60.63
  1892k   Grover Cleveland   277   B Harrison   145   James Weaver   22   444   62.39
  1888   Benjamin Harrison   233   Cleveland   168   ********************   **********   401   58.10
  1884   Grover Cleveland   219   James Blaine   182   ********************   **********   401   54.61
  1880   James Garfield   214   Winfield Hancock   155   ********************   **********   369   57.99
  1876   Rutherford Hayes   185   Sam Tilden   184   ********************   **********   369   50.14
  1872l   Ulysses Grant   286   Thomas Hendricks   42   3 Others   21   349   81.95
  1868   Ulysses Grant   214   Horatio Seymour   80   ********************   **********   294   72.79
  1864   Abraham Lincoln   212   George McClellan   21   ********************   **********   233   90.99
  1860   Abraham Lincoln   180   John Breckinridge   72   2 Others   51   303   59.41
  1856   James Buchanan   174   John Fremont   114   Millard Fillmore   8   296   58.78
  1852   Franklin Pierce   254   Winfield Scott   42   ********************   **********   296   85.81
  1848   Zachary Taylor   163   Lewis Cass   127   ********************   **********   290   56.21
  1844   James Polk   170   Henry Clay   105   ********************   **********   275   61.82
  1840   William Harrison   234   Van Buren   60   ********************   **********   294   79.59
  1836   Martin Van Buren   170   W Harrison   73   3 Others   51   294   57.82
  1832m   Andrew Jackson   219   Henry Clay   49   2 Others   18   286   76.57
  1828   Andrew Jackson   178   JQ Adams   83   ********************   **********   261   68.20
  1824n   JQ Adams   84   Jackson   99   2 Others   78   261   **n**
  1820o   James Monroe   231   JQ Adams   1   ********************   **********   235   98.30
  1816   James Monroe   183   Rufus King   34   ********************   **********   217   84.33
  1812   James Madison   128   De Witt Clinton   89   ********************   **********   217   58.99
  1808p   James Madison   122   Charles Pinckney   47   George Clinton   6   175   69.71
  1804   Thomas Jefferson   162   Charles Pinckney   14   ********************   **********   176   92.05
  1800q   Thomas Jefferson   73   Aaron Burr   73   ********************   **********   138   52.90
  1796   John Adams   71   Jefferson   68   ********************   **********   138   51.45
  1792   George Washington   132   Unopposed   **********   ********************   **********   132   100.00
  1789   George Washington   69   Unopposed   **********   ********************   **********   69   100.00

The above table is fairly easy to understand.
For example, in 2016, Donald Trump won 304 electoral votes and became President-elect, defeating Hillary Clinton who only received 227 electoral votes.
The "Win %" column is the electoral vote percentage the winner received.
For example, in 2016, Donald Trump won 304 out of 538 electoral votes.
(304 ÷ 538) * 100 = 56.51%

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A LIST OF FAITHLESS "ELECTORS" - ELECTORS WHO DID NOT
VOTE FOR THEIR PLEDGED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:

a In the election of 2016, Trump had 306 pledged electoral votes and Clinton had 232 but seven electors changed their pledged votes.
  Two Trump electors cast their votes for Ron Paul and and John Kasich.
  Five Clinton electors cast three votes for Colin Powell, one vote for Bernie Sanders and one vote for Faith Spotted Eagle.
b In the election of 2004, one electoral vote was cast for [sic] John Ewards.
c In the election of 2000, one electoral vote was not cast.
d In the election of 1988, one electoral vote went to Lloyd Bentsen.
e In the election of 1976, one electoral vote went to Ronald Reagan.
f In the election of 1972, one electoral vote went to John Hospers.
g In the election of 1968, one electoral vote was changed from Richard Nixon to George Wallace.
h In the election of 1960, one electoral vote was changed from Richard Nixon to Harry Byrd.
i In the election of 1956, one electoral vote went to Walter Burgwyn Jones.
j In the election of 1948, one electoral vote was changed from Harry Truman to Strom Thurmond.
k In the election of 1892, one electoral vote was changed from Benjamin Harrison to James Weaver.
l In the election of 1872, Horace Greeley died and his 63 electoral votes were re-apportioned.
m In the election of 1832, two electors did not cast electoral votes for Henry Clay.
n The election of 1824 was resolved by the House of Representatives, with John Quincy Adams winning 32.18% of the electoral votes.
o In 1820, 235 electors were appointed but only 232 votes were cast due to the death of 3 electors.
Also, one elector for James Monroe changed to John Quincy Adams, believing that only George Washington should have a unanimous election
p In the election of 1808, six James Madison electors cast their electoral votes for George Clinton.
q Due to a tie in electoral votes between Jefferson and Burr, the election of 1800 was resolved by the House of Representatives.

Italics indicate that these changes have already been taken into account in the electoral vote table.


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