Is Donald Trump the only POTUS to lose popular vote twice? Here are presidents who lost the vote in the past

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has swept more votes than any candidate while Trump has almost certainly lost the popular vote again


                            Is Donald Trump the only POTUS to lose popular vote twice? Here are presidents who lost the vote in the past
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President Donald Trump is being dubbed “a sore loser”. Declaring a “premature” and “false” victory, the 74-year-old spoke to about 150 maskless supporters inside the East Room of the White House and said, “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.” The shocking speech triggered much fury online and many social media users — even Republicans — lambasted him for wrongly declaring himself the winner of the election and demanding the vote counting to stop.

The final results of the presidential election are still uncertain. One thing is clear: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has swept more votes than any candidate for president in the history of the US, beating former president Barack Obama too — and that, with millions more still to be counted. Meanwhile, Trump has almost certainly lost the popular vote. Again.

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Five times in US history, candidates have lost the popular vote but won the presidency — most recently in 2016. It was Trump back then. Could he do it again? Previously, John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and George W Bush in 2000 are among the five presidents apart from Trump who lost the popular vote but won the elections. However, Trump joins Adams and Harrison to lose the popular vote TWICE!

No sooner than the news surfaced online, people took to criticize Trump, and blatantly said that he was not loved, but despised. “@realDonaldTrump Hey, you’re, like, three and a half MILLION votes behind in the popular vote AGAIN,” one tweet read and another said, “@realDonaldTrump Hey Donnie - did you see that you lost the popular vote by more than 3 MILLION votes? That’s even more than in 2016. You are not loved. We despise your racism, your ignorance, your misogyny, your bullying, your constant lying, and your very face. #BidenHarris.”



 



 

 

“Donald Trump is a one-term impeached President who's gonna lose a re-election bid in the middle of a crisis that lost the popular vote twice. Feels good, man,” one tweet read and another mocked him saying, “You should be congratulated! No president has ever LOST the popular vote TWICE (I assume)! That's an achievement in losing! "I can't win for losing" does NOT apply to you! You're the most accomplished loser in US presidential history. Congratulations!”

A third Twitter user wrote, “Sore losers make for sore winners and worse sore leaders. Leave. Quit the sue and shred charade. Historically the only way DJT has ever achieved his abusive father's expectations was through litigation following his absolute failure.”



 

 



 

 



 

 

Now, despite that, if Trump wins, that would be a rare feat. Thanks to the Electoral College system, the Republican Party can win the closely fought elections without coming close to winning a majority of votes as races in several states are yet to be officially called.

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