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2016 Presidential Election Results

Donald J. Trump vs. Hillary Clinton

This is perhaps the most controversial and anticipated election in American history, and also the most conflicting. Real estate and media billionaire Donald Trump (Republican) went against the Secretary of the state Hillary Clinton (Democratic), making clear divisions between left-wing and right-wing, Nationalism and Liberalism, and free-trade versus protectionism.

In seemingly one of the greatest upsets in American politics, Donald Trump won the election by surpassing Hillary Clinton in Electoral college votes as 306 to 232, While Clinton received more popular votes. 5,853,516 (Clinton) to 62,984,825 (Trump).

Donald Trump went on to become the richest and the oldest American President in history. The 45th President of the United States of America.

2016 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Donald Trump
Party: Republican

2012 Presidential Election Results

Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

In this election, incumbent President Barack Obama would seek another term in the office and Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican candidate.

Another iconic election for its lavish election expenses, a total of nearly $2.6 Billion dollars was spent, both election parties spending nearly $1.12 Billion dollars during the election period.

Eventually, President Obama would retain a second term in the oval. He got 65,915,795 popular votes while Romney only got 60,933,504. Electoral College result was Obama 332 to Romney 206.

2012 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Barack Obama
Party: Democratic

2008 Presidential Election Results

Barack Obama vs. John McCain

This election would go down in the history as the first time an African-America person ran for the presidential election and as the election that made Barack Obama the 1st ever African American president of the United States of America.

John McCain, a former Vietnam war veteran, and a Senator was the Republican candidate while Barack Obama was a democratic candidate.

The election result was, in Popular Vote: 69,297,997 (Obama) against 59,597,520 (McCain). In Electoral College, 365 for Obama and 173 for McCain.

2008 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Barack Obama
Party: Democratic

2004 Presidential Election Results

George W. Bush vs. John Kerry

John Kerry was the Democratic candidate for the election while President Bush was seeking a second term as the Republican candidate.

Another specialty of this presidential election was that the total voter turnout was 120 million. A massive increase of nearly 15 million votes from the 2000 presidential election.

President Bush cemented his position to stay for another 4 years In the oval office with 60,693,281 popular votes and 286 Electoral Colleges while his opponent only received 57,355,978 popular votes and 251 Electoral Colleges.

2004 Presidential Election Results

Winner: George W. Bush
Party: Republican

2000 Presidential Election Results

George W. Bush vs. Al Gore vs. Ralph Nader

The Republican candidate for this election was the son of former president George H.W Bush, George W. Bush. The democratic party nominated Al Gore and Ralph Nader represented the Green Party.

In this election, the winner of the popular vote was beaten at the Electoral college vote. The fourth election in history to report such a result.

While Bush got 50,465,062 popular votes, Gore received 50,996,582 votes, about half a million votes than Bush yet the electoral result was Electoral College: 271 (Bush) to 266 (Gore), making Bush the 43rd president of the United States of America.

2000 Presidential Election Results

Winner: George W. Bush
Party: Republican

1996 Presidential Election Results

Bill Clinton vs. Robert Dole vs. H. Ross Perot vs. Ralph Nader

The 1996’s “Prodigal” election was funded with nearly $2 Billion, which was comparatively an increase of more than 33% of the expenses done in the previous election.

Democrat’s nominated Robert Dole and the Republican candidate was the incumbent president Bill Clinton.

The poll turnout was, Popular Vote: 45,590,703 for Clinton and only 37,816,307 for Dole. Electoral College: 379 (Clinton) to 159 (Dole)

1996 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Bill Clinton
Party: Democratic

1992 Presidential Election Results

Bill Clinton vs. George H.W. Bush

The incumbent President Bush became the Republican candidate for the election, having recorded a record approval rating of 88% in 1991. Though by the election time, his approval rating had taken a drastic downturn and he would become one of the four presidents who had lost the re-election.

Democrat’s nominated Bill Clinton to run for the election.

Clinton’s Popular Vote was 44,908,254 to Bush’s 39,102,343 and the Electoral College result was 370 (Clinton) to 168 (Bush), ending the Republican presidential era for another 8 years.

1992 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Bill Clinton
Party: Democratic

1988 Presidential Election Results

George H.W. Bush vs. Michael Dukakis

As hugely popular President Reagan was unable to go for a 3rd term, his vice president, George H.W. Bush was nominated to run for the president from the Republican side. His counterpart in the election was Michael Dukakis, governor of Massachusetts.

The Reagan Era’s peace and stability became a major contribution to Bush’s Victory as he won 48,886,097 popular votes to 41,809,074 of Dukakis’s. the Electoral College was Bush 426 to Dukakis 111.

1988 Presidential Election Results

Winner: George H. W. Bush
Party: Republican

1984 Presidential Election Results

Ronald Reagan vs. Walter Mondale

For the 1984 election, President Reagan was seeking a second term in the office as the candidate of the Republicans and Democrats chose Walter Mondale, a former Vice President as their representative.

Peace, prosperity and economic stability during Reagan’s previous term eventually guaranteed Reagan’s re-election with 54,455,074 popular votes to Mondale’s total of 37,577,185. In the Electoral College, Reagan got 525 and Mondale, only 13.

1984 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Ronald Reagan
Party: Republican

1980 Presidential Election Results

Ronald Reagan vs. Jimmy Carter vs. John B. Anderson

Ronald Reagan, the Actor turned governor of California became the Republican Candidate in this three-way contest between Democratic party’s President Carter and the independent candidate John B. Anderson from Illinois.

The critical topics in this election were Iran Hostage Crisis, Economy and foreign policy.

In the end, Reagan obtained a landslide victory and Republicans got the Senate after 25 years! Reagan got 43,904,153 popular votes and Carter, 35,483,883. Reagan won 489 votes in the Electoral College to Carter’s 49. Anderson won 5,720,060 popular votes, yet couldn’t win an Electoral College.

1980 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Ronald Reagan
Party: Republican

1976 Presidential Election Results

Jimmy Carter vs. Gerald Ford

Amidst the Watergate Scandal, Republicans nominated Gerald Ford to run for the president and Jimmy Carter was nominated from the democrats. However, the campaign ended in Carter’s narrow victory over Ford, 40,828,587 popular votes to 39,147,613 of Ford and 297 electoral votes to 241 of Ford.

This election was a decisive point in US history as afterward, the eight years of divided government was ended and the democrats won both the majority of Congress and the Senate. The Watergate scandal was the most influential event in this election result.

1976 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Jimmy Carter
Party: Democratic

1972 Presidential Election Results

Richard M. Nixon vs. George McGovern

This was perhaps the most scandalous and debated election in US history. President Nixon ran for the 2nd term in the oval as the Republican candidate and Senator George McGovern of South Dakota represented the Democrats.

The election result gave a landslide victory for President Nixon. His popular vote was 47,169,911 to McGovern’s 29,170,383. The Republican victory in the Electoral College was a greater landslide victory, 520 to 17.

However, during the election campaign, a break-in occurred at Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. it had no impact on the election though afterward, the incident was escalated in 1974, blaming President Nixon for his involvement in the incident and subsequent attempts to cover it up. President Nixon resigned during a near and imminent impeachment in 1964 and the vice president Gerald Ford succeeded him to become the president. In a controversial decision, later on, Ford pardoned Nixon.

1972 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Richard Nixon
Party: Republican

1968 Presidential Election Results

Richard M. Nixon vs. Hubert Humphrey vs. George Wallace

The Republican candidate who ran against Kennedy and lost by a slight margin, Richard Nixon again represented the Great Old Party (GOP is another name to the Republican Party) in this 3-way match to elect the leader of the free world. Governor George Wallace of Alabama represented the conservative American Independent Party and then Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was nominated as the Democratic party’s candidate.

Nixon received 31,710,470 popular votes against 30,898,055 of Humphrey and 9,466,167 of Wallace. Nixon’s victory in the Electoral College was much stronger, 302 to 191 for Humphrey and 46 for Wallace.

1968 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Richard Nixon
Party: Republican

1964 Presidential Election Results

Lyndon B. Johnson vs. Barry Goldwater

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 by an unknown gunman and Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated to succeed him until the next election.

President Johnson was the Democratic candidate for the election while Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona was the Republican candidate. The election took place during the escalated period of the Vietnam War and the issue played a critical role in the campaigns.

President Johnson received 43,128,958 popular votes to 27,176,873 of Goldwater. In the Electoral College, he received 486 votes to Goldwater’s 52.

1964 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Lyndon Johnson
Party: Democratic

1960 Presidential Election Results

John F. Kennedy vs. Richard M. Nixon

President Eisenhower could not run for a 3rd term as the 22nd amendment prevented a president from running for the office for the 3rd time. The Republican nominee was then Vice President Richard M. Nixon to succeed President Eisenhower. And the Democratic candidate was Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy received 34,227,096 votes to Nixon’s 34,107,646 to become the president. It was one of the slightest margins in Popular Votes ever recorded, 120,000 votes.

However, in Electoral College vote result Kennedy got 303 votes to Nixon’s 219. Kennedy Became the first Catholic and the youngest person to be elected president.

1960 Presidential Election Results

Winner: John Kennedy
Party: Democratic

1956 Presidential Election Results

Dwight D. Eisenhower vs. Adlai E. Stevenson

This election cemented Eisenhower’s popularity in the USA, gaining more votes than the previous election. Eisenhower received 35,590,472 votes to Stevenson’s 26,022,752. Eisenhower’s margin was 457 to 73 in the Electoral College.

Foreign policy strongly dominated the campaign and President Eisenhower’s policies regarding Russia and the Suez Canal Crisis in Egypt gave him the upper hand to lead in the polls.

1956 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Dwight Eisenhower
Party: Republican

1952 Presidential Election Results

Dwight D. Eisenhower vs. Adlai E. Stevenson

The Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, General Dwight D. Eisenhower ran for the election from Republican Party while Adlai E. Stevenson represented the Democratic party. And in the end, “I Like Ike” campaign ended up victorious, claiming the biggest victory at the time. 33,936,234 popular votes and 442 electoral votes while democrats got only 27,314,992 popular votes and 89 electoral votes.

1952 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Dwight Eisenhower
Party: Republican

1948 Presidential Election Results

Harry Truman vs. Thomas E. Dewey vs. Strom Thurmond vs. Henry Wallace

Unfortunately, President Roosevelt passed away in 1945 as a result of his deteriorated health, becoming the first and only president to die while at the office. Then Vice President, Harry Truman succeeded him and went on to his first presidential election.

The race to become the president became a 4-way battle during which Truman had received 24,105,812 popular votes or 49.5 percent of the total. Dewey received 21,970,065, or 45.1 percent. Thurmond and Wallace each received around t 1.2 million votes. However, Truman’s majority in the Electoral College solidified his victory. The result was Truman defeated Dewey 303 to 189; Thurmond received 39 votes and Wallace 0.

1948 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Harry Truman
Party: Democratic

1944 Presidential Election Results

Franklin D. Roosevelt vs. Thomas E. Dewey

By 1944, the USA had joined the second world war and it was nearing the end. The USA and her allies were almost victorious both in Europe and Pacific war fronts. President Roosevelt became the only president to run for 4 elections and eventually claimed victory.

The results were very similar to the 1940’s election; 25,602,504 people voted for Roosevelt, and 22,006,285 voters supported Dewey. The electoral vote was 432 to 99.

1944 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Franklin Roosevelt
Party: Democratic

1940 Presidential Election Results

Franklin D. Roosevelt vs. Wendall L. Willkie

During this time, although World War II was heating up in Europe, the United States had not entered the war yet. And President Roosevelt claimed an unprecedented victory for the 3rd term in the Oval Office. Roosevelt received 27,244,160 popular votes while Republican Wendell L. Willkie got only 22,305,198. A margin of nearly 5 million. Electoral College result was President Roosevelt: 449 to Willkie: 82.

1940 Presidential Election Results

Winner: Franklin Roosevelt
Party: Democratic


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