Electoral Points Proposal
United States Presidential Election Statistics


1912 - Present Day

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   Largest Margin of Victory with Electoral Points

     Reading L-To-R: Margin, Year, Winner (Points and Electoral Votes), Loser (Points and Electoral Votes)


     42,492 ... 1936 ... Franklin Roosevelt (D) - 92,957 (523)  |  Alf Landon (R) - 50,465 (8)


     40,529 ... 1972 ... Richard Nixon (R) - 96,443 (520)  |  George McGovern (D) - 55,914 (17)


     37,542 ... 1932 ... Franklin Roosevelt (D) - 89,271 (472)  |  Herbert Hoover (R) - 51,729 (59)


     31,986 ... 1984 ... Ronald Reagan (R) - 91,493 (525)  |  Walter Mondale (D) - 59,507 (13)


     28,830 ... 1964 ... Lyndon Johnson (D) - 89,915 (486)  |  Barry Goldwater (R) - 61,085 (52)


     25,988 ... 1940 ... Franklin Roosevelt (D) - 86,494 (449)  |  Wendell Wilkie (R) - 60,506 (82)





   Smallest Margin of Victory with Electoral Points

     Reading L-To-R: Margin, Year, Winner (Points and Electoral Votes), Loser (Points and Electoral Votes)


     72 ...... 1960 ... Richard Nixon (R) - 75,036 (219)  |  John Kennedy (D) - 74,964 (303)

               NOTE -- Kennedy was the actual winner of the 1960 election.


     858 ..... 1976 ... Jimmy Carter (D) - 77,318 (297)  |  Gerald Ford (R) - 76,460 (240)


     2,072 ... 2012 ... Mitt Romney (R) - 77,536 (206)  |  Barack Obama (D) - 75,464 (332)

               NOTE -- Obama was the actual winner of the 2012 election.


     3,512 ... 2000 ... George W. Bush 43 (R) - 78,016 (271)  |  Al Gore (D) - 74,504 (266)




   Run-Off and Voluntary Concession Scenarios Created by Electoral Points Method


     1912 ... Leader: Woodrow Wilson (D) - 66,985 pts  |  Runner-Up: Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) - 35,335 pts

              In 3rd place on Electoral Points was William Howard Taft (R) - 31,138

              Total Points -- 141,000 | Needed to Win - 70,510


              NOTE 1 -- Wilson's extreme closeness to the need-to-win mark, coupled with the wide points gap
                        between himself and Roosevelt, could have led to a Voluntary Concession by Roosevelt,
                        thereby avoiding a run-off. With the concession, 3,535 of Roosevelt's points would
                        be given to Wilson, who in turn would be certified as the 1912 election winner, with
                        70,520 points to Roosevelt's 31,800.

              NOTE 2 -- Wilson was the actual outright winner of the 1912 election.



     1948 ... Leader: Harry Truman (D) - 71,001 pts  |  Runner-Up: Thomas Dewey (R) - 60,501 pts

              In 3rd place on Electoral Points was J. Strom Thurmond (DixieCrat / States Rights) - 11,083

              Total Points -- 143,000 | Needed to Win - 71,510

 
              NOTE 1 -- Truman's extreme closeness to the need-to-win mark, coupled with the 10,000+ points
                        gap between himself and Dewey, could have led to a Voluntary Concession by Dewey,
                        thereby avoiding a run-off. With the concession, 519 of Dewey's points would be
                        given to Truman, who in turn would be certified as the 1948 election winner, with
                        71,520 points to Dewey's 59,982.

              NOTE 2 -- Truman was the actual outright winner of the 1948 election.



     1968 ... Leader: Richard Nixon (R) - 67,349 pts  |  Runner-Up: Hubert Humphrey (D) - 63,804 pts

              In 3rd place on Electoral Points was George Wallace (American Ind.) - 20,847

              Total Points -- 152,000 | Needed to Win - 76,010

              NOTE -- Nixon was the actual outright winner of the 1968 election.



     1992 ... Leader: Bill Clinton (D) - 64,444 pts  |  Runner-up: George H.W. Bush 41 (R) - 59,053 pts

              In 3rd place on Electoral Points was H. Ross Perot (Independent) - 29,503 pts

              Total Points -- 153,000 | Needed to Win - 76,510

              NOTE -- Clinton was the actual outright winner of the 1992 election.



     1996 ... Leader: Bill Clinton (D) - 74,448 pts  |  Runner-up: Bob Dole (R) - 65,718 pts

              In 3rd place on Electoral Points was H. Ross Perot (Reform) - 13,834 pts

              Total Points -- 154,000 |  Needed to Win - 77,010

              NOTE -- Clinton was the actual outright winner of the 1996 election.




   Closest Margin of Victory in Relation to Minimum "Need-to-Win" Mark

     Reading L-To-R: Margin, Year, Winner (Points), "Need-to-Win" Mark, Total Available Points, Runner-Up (Points)

     26 ...... 1960 ... Richard Nixon (R) - 75,036 | 75,010 / 150,000 | John Kennedy (D) - 74,964

               NOTE: In actual fact, John Kennedy won the 1960 election, and Richard Nixon was the runner-up.


     182 ..... 1924 ... Calvin Coolidge (R) - 72,692 | 72,510 / 145,000 | John Davis (D) - 50,209


     308 ..... 1976 ... Jimmy Carter (D) - 77,318 | 77,010 / 154,000 | Gerald Ford (R) - 76,460


     506 ..... 2000 ... George W. Bush 43 (R) - 78,016 | 77,510 / 155,000 | Al Gore (D) - 74,504



     1,026 ... 2012 ... Mitt Romney (R) - 77,536 | 76,510 / 153,000 | Barack Obama (D) - 75,464

               NOTE: In actual fact, Barack Obama won the 2012 election, and Mitt Romney was the runner-up.


     1,845 ... 2016 ... Donald Trump (R) - 78,855 | 77,010 / 154,000 | Hillary Clinton (D) - 72,277


     2,814 ... 1980 ... Ronald Reagan (R) - 80,324 | 77,510 / 155,000 | Jimmy Carter (D) - 64,181




   Winners: 80,000 or more points ... 


      90,000+ points: 1 - Richard Nixon (96,443 in 1972)

                        1 - Franklin Roosevelt (92,957 in 1936)

                        1 - Ronald Reagan (91,493 in 1984)

                        Also marks for at least 85,000 and 80,000 points
                         


      85,000+ points: 3 - Franklin Roosevelt (92,957 in 1936; 89,271 in 1932; 86,494 in 1940)

                        1 - Lyndon Johnson (89,915 in 1964)

                        Also marks for at least 80,000 points



      80,000+ points: 1 - Woodrow Wilson (80,867 in 1916)

                        1 - Warren Harding (82,795 in 1920)

                        1 - Herbert Hoover (80,470 in 1928)

                        1 - Dwight Eisenhower (82,105 in 1956)

                        1 - Ronald Reagan (80,324 in 1980)

                        1 - George H.W. Bush 41 (83,002 in 1988)

                        1 - George W. Bush 43 (80,517 in 2004)



   Election Winners - Percentage of Points Won

      L-to-R: Percentage, Points Earned, Points Available, Name (Year)

      64.55347% (92,957 / 144,000) - Franklin Roosevelt (1936)

      63.31277% (89,271 / 141,000) - Franklin Roosevelt (1932)

      63.03464% (96,443 / 153,000) - Richard Nixon (1972)

      60.59135% (91,493 / 151,000) - Ronald Reagan (1984)

      59.34768% (89,915 / 151,000) - Lyndon Johnson (1964)

      58.83946% (86,494 / 147,000) - Franklin Roosevelt (1940)



   Most/Fewest Points Won


    Election Winners, Most Total Points Won           Election Winners, Fewest Total Points Won

      Points - Winner (Year)                           Points - Winner (Year - Minimum Needed to Win)

      96,443 - Richard Nixon (1972)                    72,692 - Calvin Coolidge (1924 - 72,510)

      92,957 - Franklin Roosevelt (1936)               75,036 - Richard Nixon (1960 - 75,010)  ***1

      91,493 - Ronald Reagan (1984)                    77,318 - Jimmy Carter (1976 - 77,010)

      89,915 - Lyndon Johnson (1964)                   77,536 - Mitt Romney (2012 - 76,510) ***2

      89,271 - Franklin Roosevelt (1932)               78,016 - George W. Bush 43 (2000 - 77,510)

      86,494 - Franklin Roosevelt (1940)               78,855 - Donald Trump (2016 - 77,010)


              ***1 = In actual fact, John Kennedy was the winner of the 1960 election,
                     and Richard Nixon the runner-up

              ***2 = In actual fact, Barack Obama was the winner of the 2012 election,
                     and Mitt Romney the runner-up




    2nd Place Finishers, Most Points Won           2nd Place Finishers, Fewest Points Won

      Points - Finisher (Year)                         Points - Finisher (Year)

      76,460 - Gerard Ford (1976)                      35,335 - Theodore Roosevelt (1912, no concession)
                                                       31,800 - Theodore Roosevelt (1912, concession)

      75,464 - Barack Obama (2012)  ***1               50,209 - John Davis (1924)

      74,964 - John Kennedy (1960) ***2                50,465 - Al Landon (1936)

      74,504 - Al Gore (2000)                          51,729 - Herbert Hoover (1932)

      73,056 - John McCain (2008)                      55,914 - George McGovern (1972)


              ***1 = In actual fact, Barack Obama was the winner of the 2012 election,
                     and Mitt Romney the runner-up

              ***2 = In actual fact, John Kennedy was the winner of the 1960 election,
                     and Richard Nixon the runner-up


    3rd Place Finishers, Most Points Won           3rd Place Finishers, Fewest Points Won

      Points - Finisher (Year)                         Points - Finisher (Year)

      31,138 - William Howard Taft (1912)              222 - Roger MacBride (1976)

      29,503 - H. Ross Perot (1992)                    308 - T. Coleman Andrews (1956)

      22,048 - Robert La Follette (1924)               578 - William Lemke (1936)

      20,847 - George C. Wallace (1968)                643 - John Smitz (1972)

      13,834 - H. Ross Perot (1996)                    1,223 - Eugene V. Debs (1920)



   4th Place and 5th Place Finishers

    4th Place Finishers (Points-Name-Year)         5th Place Finishers (Points-Name-Year)

      7,542 - Eugene V. Debs - 1912                    106 - James Ferguson - 1920

      1,356 - Evan McMullin - 2016

        788 - Parley Christensen - 1920

        584 - Ed Clark - 1980

        415 - Henry Wallace - 1948

        237 - James Hanly - 1916

         51 - Herman Faris - 1924


      NOTE -- In the history of the current Electoral College System, there have been only
               two 4th place finishers who earned Electoral Votes -- Henry Clay in 1824, and
               Stephen A. Douglas in 1860. There has never been a 5th place finisher in the
               Electoral College in any U.S. Presidential Election.





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