Which US President Won the Most Number of Electoral Votes?

If you do not live in the United States, the system of voting may confuse you. In this article we will explain the details on what happens in the US election, and how Presidents are chosen.

In the 1984 Presidential election Ronald Reagan won in 49 out of the 50 states, and garnered a total of 525 electoral votes. Thus making him the president who had the most number of electoral votes in the entire history of the United States.

How Does the US Election System Work?

Being a country that banks on democracy, you’d like to think that the Presidential candidate is elected directly by the citizens of the United States. Sadly, this isn’t the case.

Candidates are chosen by 选民 though the process of Electoral College. This process is based on the US Constitution that was made to be a compromise between a vote issued in Congress and a popular vote by the citizens. (Source: USA Gov)

How Does the Electoral College Work?

The process of the Electoral College starts with the selection of the 选民。 There are a total of 538 electors, and a majority vote of 270 is required in order for a candidate to be declared as president. (Source: 美国政府)

How to Qualify as an Elector?

To be qualified as an elector, the US Constitution states that no Senator or Representative or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States of America shall be appointed as an elector. This provision has been set in place to avoid the kerfuffle back in the Civil War era. The selection of the electors go through a two-part process before a decision is made. (Source: 美国政府)

If the Electors Vote for President, Why Should You Vote in the General Election?

Voting in the general election is still important. During the general election, your vote helps determine who your State elector shall be. When you cast your vote for the Presidential candidate, you aren’t actually voting for the President. Rather, you are telling your state which candidate you support. The state in turn, uses the data from the general election to appoint the electors. (Source: US Gov)

How Did Reagan Win in the 1984 Elections?

Ronald Reagan won a second term as the President of the United States in November 6, 1984. He was able to defeat Walter Mondale in 49 out of the 50 states. He also won the popular vote by 59 percent. Making his victory a landslide win, quite a historical one at that. (Source: 纽约时报)

Reagan ran unopposed in the Republican Party. Whereas Jesse Jackson, an African American preacher announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party in 1983.

Jackson was contested by incumbent senators and former governors which led to Walter Mondale representing the Democratic Party instead. Mondale’s downfall started when he stated that he would raise taxes. The Democrats waited for Reagan to make a mistake, but he never did. More controversy was spilled which didn’t really paint a good picture for Mondale and his running mate Geraldine Ferraro. (Source: 英国的)

9 thoughts on “Which US President Won the Most Number of Electoral Votes?”

  1. Sirhc978


    罗斯福以523票的选票位居第二,但只有531票的总票数获胜。 里根总共赢了538​​XNUMX。


  2. suzukigun4life

    蒙代尔的竞选活动真是一场灾难。 他公开呼吁在选举期间公开向数百万选民征税。 他这样做疏远了许多党员。 他在加利福尼亚州的电视广告上花费了超过3万美元,没有机会获胜。

  3. 希约托

    有趣的注:在第一次辩论之后,有人就里根是否会衰老提出了一些疑问,甚至《华尔街日报》也谈到了。 在第二次辩论中,有一个时刻: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPu1UIBkBc


  4. 库迪亚多·琼斯

    罗纳德·里根(Ronald Reagan)? 演员?!

  5. dkl415


  6. BeepBlipBlapBloop

    而他失去的一个州,他以不到四千票的票数输了。 这几乎是一次彻底的扫荡。

  7. 靛蓝


  8. 安伯格

    这样的事情再次可能吗? 我对此表示高度怀疑。

  9. 血清