Fun Fact: First Man To Lose Despite Winning Popular Vote

Fun facts about Presidential elections

In 1876, Samuel J. Tilden lost to Rutherford B. Hayes in the presidential election by just one electoral vote. Ironically Tilden won the popular vote with a good margin of 51% to Hayes’ 47%. Upon his defeat, Tilden stated “I can retire to public life with the consciousness that I shall receive from posterity the credit of having been elected to the highest position in the gift of the people, without any of the cares and responsibilities of the office.”

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