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This possibility is part of the election process set by the main part of the US Constitution and is not due to any amendment.

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The amendment that changed the procedure for election of the President, but more especially the Vice President, was the 12th Amendment, ratified in 1804. Previously, the House of Representatives was involved in the electoral process, and the Vice President was the candidate receiving the second-highest number of electoral votes. The procedures in this amendment are essentially the same as are currently used.


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Andrew Jackson was declared the winner of the 1824 election despite receiving only 99 electoral votes. As a result congress passed a constitutional amendment requiring that a candidate receive the majority of the electoral vote to be made President.


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The change was due to the ratification of the 12th amendment which was prompted by the election of 1800 in which Jefferson and his running mate Burr tied in electoral votes due to the way the election was conducted. Before the amendment, every elector had two votes for President and the second place finisher was elected vice-president. After the amendment, there were two separate electoral college ballots in which each elector has only one vote. The first election is for President and the second for vice-president.


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Rutherford Hayes was the Republican candidate and winner of the 1876 election. He won by one vote in the electoral college.


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William Clinton won the 1992 presidential election defeating incumbent President George Bush and independent candidate H. Ross Perot. In the 1992 presidential election William Clinton received 370 electoral votes and George Bush received 168 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Clinton 44,908,254 and Bush 39,102,343. Independent candidate H. Ross Perot received 19,741,065 popular votes for President, but no electoral votes.


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