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Which president has gotten the most electoral votes in history?


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February 19, 2014 6:48PM

In 1984, Ronald Reagan was elected with 525 electoral votes, the largest number ever won by any president ever. This was also the largest percentage of possible electoral votes ever won. However, the electoral vote system was changed in 1872, so the number of electors won by presidents elected prior to 1872 cannot be compared perfectly with the current system.

In the 1936 election, Roosevelt won re-election over the Republican candidate, Alfred M. Landon, sweeping every state except Maine and Vermont. The electoral vote was 523 for Roosevelt to 8 for Landon