Popular vote (United States presidential election)

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In the United States presidential election, the popular vote is not used to elect the President of the United States; while it indeed consists of the total number or percentage of votes received by a party, candidate or group of candidates, the Electoral College is instead used to determine the winner of the national election. There have been five United States presidential elections in which the person who became president received fewer popular votes than their opponent, the most recent being the 2016 presidential election.[1]


  1. ^ Evon, Dan. "Who Won the Popular Vote?". snopes. Retrieved 2016-11-14.