Electoral Points Proposal
United States Presidential Election Summaries
Era of 50 States and D.C.-- 1960-Present


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  1960 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Richard            John                                Total Pointa - 150,000
                          Nixon              Kennedy            ---------
                          Republican         Democrat                            Needed To Win - 75,010

  Electoral Points        75,036             74,964               ---


  Electoral Votes (537)   219                303                --            Virginia's U.S. Senator Harry
                                                                              F. Byrd received 15 electoral
  Popular Votes           34,108,157         34,220,984         --            votes from various unpledged
  68,832,482                                                                  or faithless electors.

  NOTE -- In actual fact, Kennedy won the 1960 election outright.


  1960 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  1964 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Lyndon             Barry                               Total Points - 151,000
                          Johnson            Goldwater          ---------
                          Democrat           Republican                          Needed To Win - 75,510

  Electoral Points        89,915             61,085             -----


  Electoral Votes (538)   486                52                 --

  Popular Votes           43,127,041         27,175,754         --
  70,639,284


  1964 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  1968 (Details) ........ Leader ........... 2nd Place ........ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Richard            Hubert             George           Total Points - 152,000
                          Nixon              Humphrey           Wallace
                          Republican         Democrat       3rd-American Ind.    Needed To Win - 76,010

  Electoral Points        67,349             63,804             20,847


  Electoral Votes (538)   301                191                46

  Popular Votes           31,783,783         31,271,839         9,901,118
  73,199,998

  No outright winner in the Electoral Points format. Run-off between Nixon and Humphrey
  to be conducted four weeks after initial election.

  NOTE -- In actual fact, Nixon won the 1968 election outright.

  Additional (actual fact) -- Wallace received one electoral vote from a faithless Republican elector.


  1968 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  1972 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Richard            George             John             Total Points - 153,000
                          Nixon              McGovern           Smitz
                          Republican         Democrat           American Ind.    Needed To Win - 76,510

  Electoral Points        96,443             55,914             643


  Electoral Votes (538)   520                17                 0            A faithless Republican elector
                                                                             cast their vote for John Hospers
  Popular Votes           47,168,710         29,173,222         1,100,968    and Theodora Nathan (Libertarian).
  77,744,027



  1972 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas



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  1976 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Jimmy              Gerald             Roger            Total Points - 154,000
                          Carter             Ford               MacBride
                          Democrat           Republican         Libertarian      Needed To Win - 77,010

  Electoral Points        77,318             76,460             222


  Electoral Votes (538)   297                240                0            A faithless Republican
                                                                             elector cast their vote
  Popular Votes           40,831,881         39,148,634         172,553      for Ronald Reagan.
  81,531,584


  1976 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  1980 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Ronald             Jimmy              John             Total Points - 155,000
                          Reagan             Carter             Anderson
                          Republican         Democrat       3rd-Independent      Needed To Win - 77,510

  Electoral Points        80,324             64,181             9,911   


  Electoral Votes (538)   489                49                 0                   Ed Clark (Libertarian)
                                                                                    was 4th w/ 584 points,
  Popular Votes           43,903,230         35,480,115         5,719,850           921,128 popular votes.
  86,509,678


  1980 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  1984 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Ronald             Walter                              Total Points - 151,000
                          Reagan             Mondale            --------
                          Republican         Democrat                            Needed To Win - 75,510

  Electoral Points        91,493             59,507             -----


  Electoral Votes (538)   525                13                 ---

  Popular Votes           54,455,472         37,577,352         ---
  92,653,233


  1984 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas



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  1988 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          George H.W.        Michael                             Total Points - 152,000
                          Bush  "41"         Dukakis            --------
                          Republican         Democrat                            Needed To Win - 76,010

  Electoral Points        83,002             68,998             -----


  Electoral Votes (538)   426                111                ---        A faithless Democratic elector
                                                                           voted for Dukakis' V.P. mate
  Popular Votes           48,886,597         41,809,476         ---        Lloyd Bentsen.
  91,594,686


  1988 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  1992 (Details) ........ Leader ........... 2nd Place ........ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Bill               George H.W.        H. Ross          Total Points - 153,000
                          Clinton            Bush "41"          Perot
                          Democrat           Republican         Independent      Needed To Win - 76,510

  Electoral Points        64,444             59,053             29,503


  Electoral Votes (538)   370                168                0

  Popular Votes           44,909,806         39,104,550         19,743,821
  104,423,923

  No outright winner in the Electoral Points format. Run-off between Clinton and Bush
  to be conducted four weeks after initial election.

  NOTE -- In actual fact, Clinton won the 1992 election outright.



  1992 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  1996 (Details) ........ Leader ........... 2nd Place ........ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Bill               Bob                H. Ross          Total Points - 154,000
                          Clinton            Dole               Perot
                          Democrat           Republican         Reform           Needed To Win - 77,010

  Electoral Points        74,448             65,718             13,834


  Electoral Votes (538)   379                159                0

  Popular Votes           47,401,185         39,197,469         8,085,294
  96,275,401

  No outright winner in the Electoral Points format. Run-off between Clinton and Dole
  to be conducted four weeks after initial election.

  NOTE -- In actual fact, Clinton won the 1996 election outright.


  1996 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  2000 (Details) ........ Winner ........... 2nd place ........ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          George W.          Al                 Ralph            Total Points - 155,000
                          Bush "43"          Gore               Nader
                          Republican         Democrat           Green            Needed To Win - 77,510

  Electoral Points        78,016             74,504             2,480


  Electoral Votes (538)   271                266                0                 A lone faithless Democrat
                                                                                  elector chose not to vote
  Popular Votes           50,462,412         51,009,810         2,883,443         for anyone.
  105,425,985


  2000 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  2004 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          George W.          John                                Total Points - 151,000
                          Bush "43"          Kerry              --------
                          Republican         Democrat                            Needed to Win - 75,510

  Electoral Points        80,517             70,483             -----


  Electoral Votes (538)   286                251                ---          A faithless Democrat elector
                                                                             voted for Kerry's V.P. mate
  Popular Votes           62,040,610         59,028,444         ---          John Edwards.
  122,294,846


  2004 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  2008 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Barack             John                                Total Points - 152,000
                          Obama              McCain             --------
                          Democrat           Republican                          Needed To Win - 76,010

  Electoral Points        78,944             73,056             -----


  Electoral Votes (538)   365                173                ---

  Popular Votes           69,498,516         59,948,323         ---
  131,313,820


  2008 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  2012 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Mitt               Barack                              Total Points - 153,000
                          Romney             Obama              --------
                          Republican         Democrat                            Needed to Win - 76,510

  Electoral Points        77,536             75,464             -----


  Electoral Votes (538)   206                332                ---        In actual fact, Barack Obama
                                                                           won the 2012 election.
  Popular Votes           60,934,407         65,918,507         ---
  129,237,642


  2012 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas


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  2016 (Details) ........ Winner ........... Loser ............ 3rd Place .......... Other Information

                          Donald             Hillary            Gary             Total Points - 154,000
                          Trump              Clinton            Johnson
                          Republican         Democrat           Libertarian      Needed to Win - 77,010

  Electoral Points        78,855             72,277             1,512


  Electoral Votes (538)   304                227                ---             Evan McMullin was 4th in
                                                                                points (1,356) and 5th in
  Popular Votes           62,979,879         65,844,954         4,488,919       popular votes w/ 725,902.
  137,053,916

  Additional (actual Fact) -- Seven out of 538 Electors made faithless choices, as follows ...

                              Washington State -- Three Democrats voted for Colin Powell
                                                  One Democrat voted for Faith Spotted Eagle

                              Texas -- One Republican voted for John Kasich
                                       One Republican voted for Ron Paul

                              Hawaii -- One Democrat voted for Bernie Sanders
                              

  Additional (Actual Fact) -- Jill Stein (Green Party) was 4th in popular votes with 1,457,044.

  NOTE:  -- 2016 data will be updated as needed (12-24-2016).

  2016 Presidential Election, Main Sources - Each opens in a new window or tab

     Wikipedia  ||  David Leip's U.S. Presidential Election Atlas




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