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What presidents won the popular vote but lost the election?

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10/20/2012

Obviously people who lose the election do not become President at that time. Andrew Jackson led in the popular vote in 1824 but lost, However he won in 1828 and again in 1832. Grover Cleveland , the incumbent President, won the popular vote in 1888 but lost the election to Benjamin Harrison. He won again in 1892 and returned to office.