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How many Presidential candidates won the election but lost the popular vote?

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2012-10-26 19:10:13
2012-10-26 19:10:13

Four:

John Quincy Adams 1824 (elected by Congress) over Andrew Jackson

Rutherford B Hayes 1876 (declared the Electoral College winner by an Electoral Commission) over Samuel J Tilden

Benjamin Harrison 1888 won over Grover Cleveland

George W Bush 2000 (After disputed Florida electors awarded to him by Supreme Court Ruling) over Albert Gore. The last recount showed that Bush won.

Samuel Tilden actually won more than half of the popular vote. The others only won a plurality.

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