(02-12-2016, 10:09 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote: To do this via any other method than popular vote is a slap in the face.
It wouldn't be the first time.
In 1824 Andrew Jackson won bot the popular and electorate but not enough of the electorate (131) to win the election. John Quincy Adams was then picked as President by the House.
In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes won the election (by a margin of one electoral vote), but he lost the popular vote by more than 250,000 ballots to Samuel J. Tilden.
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received 233 electoral votes to Grover Cleveland’s 168, winning the presidency. But Harrison lost the popular vote by more than 90,000 votes.
In 2000 Gore won the popular vote and Bush won the election by winning the electorate by 5 votes.