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Facts About Elections

  • Candidate with highest popular vote: Reagan (1984), 54,455,075.
  • Candidate with highest electoral vote: Reagan (1984), 525.
  • Candidate carrying most states: Nixon (1972) and Reagan (1984), 49.
  • Candidate running most times: Norman Thomas (Socialist Party), six (1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948).
  • Candidate elected, defeated, then reelected: Cleveland (1884, 1888, 1892).

Unusual Voting ResultsU.S. Elections