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 Posted: Thu Aug 4th, 2011 04:25 pm
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Texas Defender

Joined: Sat Jan 27th, 2007
Location: Texas USA
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  In the case of presidential elections, the US Constitution does not mandate majority rule, at least in the popular vote. As seen in the elections of 1824, 1876, and 2000, the winner does not always win the popular vote. In more than a dozen other presidential elections, the winner had less than 50% of the popular vote. The only majority mandated is the majority of votes in the Electoral College.

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