United States presidential election ofAmerican presidential election held on Nov. Bush narrowly lost the popular vote to Democrat Al Gore but defeated Gore in the electoral college. He captured it easily, seeing off a challenge from Bill Bradleya former U.
Elections[ edit ] The presidential election was the first election in American history in which the popular vote mattered, as 18 states chose presidential electors by popular vote in six states still left the choice up to their state legislatures. The electoral college returns, however, gave Jackson only 99 votes, 32 fewer than he needed for a majority of the total votes cast.
Adams won 84 electoral votes followed by 41 for Crawford, and 37 for Clay. As no candidate secured the required number of votes total from the Electoral College, the election was decided by the House of Representatives under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Only the top three candidates in the electoral vote were admitted as candidates in this contingent election.
Henry Clay, as the candidate with the fewest electoral votes, was eliminated from the deliberation. As Speaker of the Househowever, Clay was still the most important player in determining the outcome of the election. Adams narrowly emerged as the winner, with majorities of the Representatives from 13 out of 25 states voting in his favor.
Soon after his inauguration as President, Adams appointed Henry Clay as his secretary of state. Hayes[ edit ] Samuel J. Hayes right in The presidential election was one of the most contentious and controversial presidential elections in American history.
The result of the election remains among the most disputed ever, although there is no question that Democrat Samuel J. Hayes in the popular vote, with Tilden winning 4, votes and Hayes winning 4, Tilden was, and remains, the only candidate in American history who lost a presidential election despite receiving a majority not just a plurality of the popular vote.
These 20 electoral votes were in dispute in four states: The question of who should have been awarded these electoral votes is at the heart of the ongoing debate about the election of An informal deal was struck to resolve the dispute: The Compromise effectively ceded power in the Southern states to the Democratic Redeemerswho went on to pursue their agenda of returning the South to a political economy resembling that of its pre-war condition, including the disenfranchisement of black voters.
Benjamin Harrison[ edit ] Grover Cleveland left won more of the popular vote than elected President Benjamin Harrison right in In the electionGrover Cleveland of New Yorkthe incumbent president and a Democrat, tried to secure a second term against the Republican nominee Benjamin Harrisona former U.
The economy was prosperous and the nation was at peace, but although Cleveland received 90, more votes than Harrison, he lost in the Electoral College. Harrison won electoral votes, Cleveland only Tariff policy was the principal issue in the election.
Harrison took the side of industrialists and factory workers who wanted to keep tariffs high, while Cleveland strenuously denounced high tariffs as unfair to consumers.
His opposition to Civil War pensions and inflated currency also made enemies among veterans and farmers. On the other hand, he held a strong hand in the South and border states, and appealed to former Republican Mugwumps.
Unlike the election ofthe power of the Tammany Hall political machine in New York City helped deny Cleveland the electoral votes of his home state. Bush right in The presidential election pitted Republican candidate George W. Bush the incumbent governor of Texas and son of former president George H.
Despite Gore receivingmore votes 0. Bush was seen as the early favorite for the Republican nomination, and despite a contentious primary battle with Senator John McCain and other candidates, secured the nomination by Super Tuesday.
Many third-party candidates also ran, most prominently Ralph Nader. Both major-party candidates focused primarily on domestic issues, such as the budget, tax relief, and reforms for federal social-insurance programs, though foreign policy was not ignored.
Litigation in select counties started additional recounts, and this litigation ultimately reached the United States Supreme Court.
Later studies have reached conflicting opinions on who would have won the recount had it been allowed to proceed. Donald Trump[ edit ] Hillary Clinton left won more of the popular vote than elected President Donald Trump right in The presidential election featured Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton former U.Senior staff appointment Prof G.
Altarelli was appointed as Leader of the TH Division for three years from 1 July to 30 June Elections Dr. Hans C. Eschelbacher (DE) was re-elected as President of the CERN Council for the period of one year starting in January 2. A total of 10, athletes from different countries participated in events at the Millennium Olympic Games.
3. These were the first games to feature events in taekwondo and the triathlon, and the first to allow female athletes to compete in the modern pentathlon and weightlifting.
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