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The "Electoral Precedent"

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Sick of the seemingly endless presidential theater? So are we. Alas, there are 20 more days to go, so to kill a few minutes here are some cartoon anecdotes of previous presidential 'precedents' courtesy of XKCD.


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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:58 | 2898021 Dick Gazinia
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No Communist or Muslim has ever been elected......Until 2008

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:00 | 2898023 LoneStarHog
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Neither has any Kenyan national.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:11 | 2898052 ParkAveFlasher
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There has never been a black man re-elected. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:13 | 2898057 Dr. Engali
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I thought he was half white? 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:22 | 2898070 pupton
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No half-black, half-white guy, with multiple last names, of questioable origian, who was abandoned by his parents, associated with treasonists and communists, attended a racist church, won his first term by defeating a "moderate" Republican ex-POW named John, usurped untold power, nationalized the banking, automobile and health care sectors of the economy, has never bowled over a 100, and is totally pussy whipped by his wife...has ever been re-elected.

But neither has a Mormon...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:25 | 2898078 ParkAveFlasher
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He's totally black. 

Bear in mind, "black man" has nothing to do with actual genetic makeup. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:52 | 2898142 Grinder74
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Exactly how does that work?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:09 | 2898192 Richard Chesler
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No one who wasn't a bankster puppet has ever been elected.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:20 | 2898218 pupton
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Beg to differ...Perhaps if you said, "in the last 100 years"...but point taken, +1 from me.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:34 | 2898820 Pool Shark
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What about Andrew Jackson?


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:22 | 2898220 LoneStarHog
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Pigment and national origin no longer determine if a person is "Black"; only political ideology, with a requirement of being Democratic, Liberal, etc...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:55 | 2899428 Tapeworm
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There has never been a black man re-elected.


Wasn't Biw Crinton our first Black president?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:21 | 2898069 FeralSerf
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No one born in the State of Hawaii has ever been elected President.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:22 | 2898071 zorba THE GREEK
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The U.S. Government just released that violent crimes increased by 18% in 2011.

A little sample of what's in store for us. That's what happens when a president pits

the poor against the rich. Obama will go down in history as The Great Divider. 

In the meantime, guns and ammo sales are sky-rocketing.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:54 | 2898145 LMAOLORI
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A gun in hand is better then a cop on the phone

Post-presidential debate, Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:33 | 2898812 drunkenlout
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So all the Bama-phones are mainly used to text-shoot Romney.  Apparently, the police use their phones to intercept and record the threats.  

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 13:42 | 2898467 gaoptimize
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All the social-appologetic closet conservatives in my office are seriously considering buying guns, and just need a slight up-tick in reported violent crime to pull the purchase trigger, so to speak.  -Long RGR.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 14:40 | 2898629 Cathartes Aura
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whoo hoo, the consumer reigns!

and don't forget all the gun accessories!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:02 | 2898028 Gully Foyle
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Dick Gazinia

And let the BULLSHIT begin. from you that is.

Here is a real one, no Non-Mason has ever been elected.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:06 | 2898039 Dick Gazinia
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You have a bad case of gay Jungle Fever

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:10 | 2898051 Gully Foyle
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Dick Gazinia

Dude never project your personal desires on total strangers.

So what if you like Black cock deep in your throat?

You people can now be married in various states.

But when you make an ass out of yourself by claiming a corporatists is a communist, everyone needs to call bullshit on that.

Either that or you are confused by the definitions of political ideas.

Which means you posted out of ignorance.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:16 | 2898063 Hacked Economy
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Ah, Gully.  It's been a very long time (months!) since I've seen you here on ZH.  Looks like a vacation didn't do you much're still a jerk.  But please...keep the hits coming.  We like the entertainment.  And when you finally decide to say something thought-provoking, we *might* pay attention.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:27 | 2898084 Deo vindice
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Gully - just in case you weren't aware ... it is not mandatory to hi-light all and then place the little arrow thingy over the 'B' after writing in order to post on ZH.


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:21 | 2898066 Uncle Remus
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Cue up intro to VH's "Everybody Wants Some".

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:41 | 2898118 Ralph Spoilsport
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My father was a 33rd degree mason of the Scottish Rite variety. So was my uncle. Knowing what I know about freemasons I stay as far away from them as I can.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:38 | 2898111 ShrNfr
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Actually, Obama does not believe in anything but Obama. Indeed, nothing else exists in his universe. Thus, he is not a Communist or a Muslim. He is himself.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:01 | 2898172 Nobody For President
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In that respect, how is he different from Mits?

There is, hoewever, (cough) one perfect candidate.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:16 | 2898206 Silver Bug
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hah very nicely done :)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 13:24 | 2898414 Honeywell
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While I understand this comment may be trying to be funny, it's really just disturbing because of the shear number of people who actually believe this bullshit.  Can't wait until the older generations die off. 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:59 | 2898022 LoneStarHog
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Just write in BOOBIES and vote for both of them.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:03 | 2898032 Gully Foyle
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Can't I just attach a pic?

Works better for me, that whole visual aid thing..

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:31 | 2898186 crusty curmudgeon
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Just for the record, I'm going to start junking every post that either:

(1) is in all bold without any apparent reason; or

(2) provides a bare web link without any description of why someone should click on it or where they are going.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 13:57 | 2898510 Encroaching Darkness
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"Just write in BOOBIES and vote for both of them."

That's not what YOUR MOTHER said last night, Trebek! (apparently you can't use the full video on Youtube anymore, only audio, still hilarious).

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:00 | 2898024 Dr. Engali
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Prior to 2008 we never had a Kenyan president.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:04 | 2898035 Gully Foyle
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Dr. Engali

But we may have had a half Black president before.

Google it up and it wasn't Clinton.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:22 | 2898072 Snoopy the Economist
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Obummer was born in Hawaii - he's using misdirection since the real issue is who his real father (a communist leader) was - google 'dreams from my real father'

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 13:49 | 2898473 Thisson
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I dont like Obama, but stop spewing propaganda.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 05:19 | 2900335 Snoopy the Economist
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So it's propaganda because why? Obummer did not write it in his book? Or it's not on yahoo or CBS news? There is much americans do not know about this potus - and that is outrageous.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:00 | 2898025 ParkAveFlasher
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No candidate has ever GOLD, BITCHEZ!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:23 | 2898226 Agent P
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now that was funny!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:01 | 2898027 BLOTTO
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We the commoner's - the massess - are 0-44 when it comes to the election


'They' are 44-0


Heads they win...

tails we lose.


That is the situation each and every single time.

That is how you control the outcome - by owning both sides.


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:06 | 2898043 Gully Foyle
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I don't know what winning and losing are anymore.

The majority of human history we have been ruled by Aristocracy. Most of the rest of the world still is.

I've often advocated an Enlightened Despot or a Bakunin Anarchist system.

Hell I'll even go a Faithist based structure as found in the OAHSPE.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:33 | 2898103 BLOTTO
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I'm at the point that they have left me no other option - no other choice - but to think 'hocus pocus' like.

Thats it.

The End.


Reality is their illusion.

Their fiction is the reality.



Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:05 | 2898033 Cognitive Dissonance
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The greatest trick the devil PTB ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist elections meant you were free.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:32 | 2898102 autonomos
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Yes. Election is not democratic: Letting someone else decide for you and... not deciding anymore.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:26 | 2898233 Agent P
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Best movie ending EVER!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:16 | 2899467 Pure Evil
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That wasn't a trick. People will believe almost any lie you tell them. Case in point, Hope and Change.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:06 | 2898040 JPM Hater001
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No one has needed an extra large tub in the whitehouse since Taft...until Romney married wife 2 3 and 4.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:06 | 2898041 Whatta
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No one that has run up 10 trillion in new debt has been reelected

No one that eats dogs has been reelected

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:11 | 2898047 dwdollar
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I guess it never ends. Now we need a woman, a black woman, a hispanic, a hispanic woman, an asian, an asian woman, an indian, an indian woman, a gay, a lesbian, and a chimera. That should finish out the 21st century.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:25 | 2898076 Uncle Remus
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Wait - haven't all presidents been reptilian, well, since at least Roswell.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:28 | 2898086 pupton
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A lawyer, a Muslim and a Communist walk into a bar.  The bartender says, "Hello Mr. President."

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:54 | 2898146 Dick Gazinia
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A naked woman walks into the same bar with a poodle under one arm and a six foot salami under the other, the president eats the dog, throws out the salami cuz it has pork in it, and ignores the woman because her ass isn't big enough.  BA-DUM-BUMP

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:29 | 2898088 machineh
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No 'PhD Econ' in your list??


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:17 | 2898207 Uchtdorf
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You forgot 'pet rock.'

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:31 | 2898253 Agent P
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Actually, it would be good for everyone if an Asian woman became president...because they don't let the president drive.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:57 | 2898331 FrankDrakman
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What about a half-black, half-Asian woman married to a half-hispanic, half-indian woman? We could kill five birds with one (probable) stoner.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:20 | 2899475 Pure Evil
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By 2100 you'll probably be able to vote for each known ethnicity in one person for President since all Americans will be mongrels by then.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:16 | 2898053 Mercury
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Sounds like TV football insta-stats:

...and that's only the third time in a post-season game that a second period interception by a lineman has resulted in a touchdown which evened up the score but in neither of those previous two instances did the other team end up winning the game.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:26 | 2898079 pods
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I noticed that a couple of years ago.  Must be they felt those stats were safer after the ad libbing by Jimmy the Greek?


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:11 | 2898055 zorba THE GREEK
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No candidate whose first name is Dwight has ever lost an election.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:22 | 2898065 Mercury
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No civilization in the history of the world has ever recovered from back-to-back heads of state who exhibited anywhere near the levels of fucktarditude of GW Bush and Barak Obama.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:22 | 2898073 otto skorzeny
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France w/ sarkozy/new guy?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:25 | 2898077 Mercury
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C'est fini.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:32 | 2898096 machineh
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France has banned wealth and homework, but not paper money.

A printing press in every cottage!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:14 | 2898059 Gandalf6900
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Only presidents that have the wellbeing of the nation at heart can be elected....

until washington was!!!

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:24 | 2898075 NeedtoSecede
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pods said it best a couple weeks ago: "What a fucking clown circus this nation has become."

Secession Anyone?

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:27 | 2898081 TruthHunter
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No one who has not been elected has become president

But does it matter?


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:53 | 2898317 nowhereman
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Quite true, but that doesn't take into account that the president doesn't run the country, the elites and their stooges like Barnanke do.  None of whom are elected.  They just make sure their "guy" wins.  And they own both "guys".

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:31 | 2898098 Alananda
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Election Debates – NOT!

Between “Tweedle Dee” and “Tweedle Dum”,
Between Evil Two and and Evil One,
Between Sock Puppet Left and Sock Puppet Right,
Please, make your choice, you have all night.

Heads you lose, tails I win,
Can’t be fairer than that!
Hell, it’s been this way since so long ago,
You can't count, you’ve lost, I know!

 ACD, October 17, 2012

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:41 | 2898119 Real Estate Geek
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Yuck--I hate these new Undertone ads that just pop up.  Guess it's time to donate to ZH in the hopes that will make them go away.  But if the occasional donation AND those awful popover ads are what it takes to keep ZH online, then so be it.  I'm still coming out ahead.


Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:07 | 2898185 Nobody For President
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If you're a geek, howcome you aren't running Chrome with AdBLock? I never get unders, popups, of popovers on this or any other site.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:13 | 2898198 Real Estate Geek
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I'm at the office and have little sway with IT.  Aside from that, I'm not a fan of Chrome due to a couple of crashes.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:49 | 2898301 nowhereman
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Firefox with Adblock and ghostery  .... never see an AD and don't even get the commercials when I watch TV online.

(ghostery blocks those nagging little cookie readers that track your browsing history so they can target ads at you.)  You'd be surprised at how many there are.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 14:56 | 2898677 Cathartes Aura
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Undertones ads?  is it re-union time already?? 

Undertones - Teenage Kicks promo

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:52 | 2898141 Duke of Con Dao
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:17 | 2898209 kegman
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Kudos to XKCD.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:28 | 2898239 Oldballplayer
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No half black, half white guy who likes hummers from his body man have ever been reelected President in a year ending in a 12.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 14:57 | 2898681 Cathartes Aura
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you'll miss Obama and all the cock fantasies. . .  it just won't be the same with Mittens, will it. . .

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:19 | 2898746 InconvenientCou...
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no one that derives their worldview entirely from conspiracy blogs and Fux News has anything novel, informative or genuinely humorous to say.

Angry vitrol? yes. Paranoid delusions? yes. Crude threats of violence? sure. But aside from mental dysfunction, nothing notable.

animals are great. You get all the fury without the self-worship.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:08 | 2899044 Cathartes Aura
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there's certainly a lot of old leftover racial stereotypes cropping up - particularly around Obama's black cock & what he might do with it, or receive, blahblah.

which of course, is working as intended as a distraction.  minds fixated on porn memes, and unacknowledged desires have very little space left for critical thinking - it's all sensation at that base level.

if all "they" see when looking at Obama is a black man that feeds into some sexual fantasy their mind can fill in the blanks, then those who pull the strings have 'em by the balls, definitely.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:32 | 2898258 Duke of Con Dao
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let's see a show of hands... how many on here have or had a dad or grandfather that was at least a 32 degree Mason?


hmm, thought so...

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 15:58 | 2898985 djrichard
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Another reality schism where my world intersects with my daughter's.  She reads this cartoonist :-)

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 16:58 | 2899273 blunderdog
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Given that this was a joke thread, it's a good place for this:

I know most folks around here hate Facebook and all, so I nabbed the pic only.  Check it out, it really is funny as hell.

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:22 | 2899481 Pure Evil
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No candidate running for POTUS has ever been elected by the popular vote.

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