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By Anthony Bergen
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When does the electoral college meet to officially cast their votes for president and is that done at the capital building in Washington?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

The Electoral College actually never gathers together for a meeting.  The Electors who American voters chose on Election Day last month will meet on December 17th in their respective state capitals.  The Electoral College meets to officially cast their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of December following Election Day. 

While each state has their own process for the meeting of their Presidential Electors, they don’t differ all that dramatically.  There are various formalities and for the casting of the votes and some strict protocols for officially sending the votes to state officials and then to Congress, which officially counts and certifies the Electoral College results.  That takes place in a Joint Session of Congress in early January and that responsibility is one of the first major actions of the new Congress.  That means that, for the 2012 election, it will be the 113th Congress (which begins on January 3, 2013) instead of the 112th Congress (the Congress in office at the time of the 2012 election) which counts and officially certifies the Electoral College results.  In our case, that’s probably a good thing because if anybody could screw up counting the Electoral votes, it’s the abysmal 112th Congress.

Interestingly, it is usually the Vice President, in his Constitutional role as President of the Senate, who presides over the Joint Session and the certification of the Electoral College results.  Sometimes, that can lead to what must be an awkward and probably even somewhat heartbreaking experience of a Vice President presiding over the official certification of an election that he lost — something that has happened a few times recently: 1960 (Nixon, lost the Presidential election to Kennedy), 1968 (Humphrey, lost the Presidential election to Nixon), 1980 (Mondale, as Carter’s running mate), 1992 (Quayle, as Bush’s running mate), and, of course, 2000 (Gore, as famously seen in Fahrenheit 9/11.)

A listing of every person in American history who has received an Electoral Vote for President of the United States, organized by overall total number of Presidential Electoral Votes received during career.

•1,876: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945) | Democratic | New York [1932; 1936; 1940; 1944]
•1,040: Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994) | Republican | California [1960; 1968; 1972]
•1,015: Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911-2004) | Republican | California [1976; 1980; 1984]
•899: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) | Republican | New York [1952; 1956]
•749: Clinton, William Jefferson (1946-     ) | Democratic | Arkansas [1992; 1996]
•712: Wilson, (Thomas) Woodrow (1856-1924) | Democratic | New Jersey [1912; 1916]
•664: Cleveland, (Stephen) Grover (1837-1908) | Democratic | New York [1884; 1888; 1892]
•594: Bush, George Herbert Walker (1924-     ) | Republican | Texas [1988; 1992]
•563: McKinley, William (1843-1901) | Republican | Ohio [1896; 1900]
•556: Bush, George Walker (1946-     ) | Republican | Texas [2000; 2004]
•503: Hoover, Herbert Clark (1874-1964) | Republican | California [1928; 1932]
•500: Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885) | Republican | Illinois [1868; 1872]
•496: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) | Democratic-Republican, Democratic | Tennessee [1824; 1828; 1832]
•493: Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925) | Democratic | Nebraska [1896; 1900; 1908]
•486: Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973) | Democratic | Texas [1964]
•424: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) | Republican, Progressive/Bull Moose | New York [1904; 1912]
•414: Monroe, James (1758-1831) | Democratic-Republican | Virginia [1816; 1820]
•404: Harding, Warren Gamaliel (1865-1923) | Republican | Ohio [1920]
•392: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) | Republican | Illinois [1860; 1864]
•382: Coolidge, (John) Calvin (1872-1933) | Republican | Massachusetts [1924]
•378: Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901) | Republican | Indiana [1888; 1892]
•365: Obama, Barack Hussein (1961-     ) | Democratic | Illinois [2008]
•346: Carter, Jimmy (1924-     ) | Democratic | Georgia [1976; 1980]
•329: Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) | Republican | Ohio [1908; 1912]
•307: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) | Democratic-Republican | Virginia [1792; 1796; 1800; 1804]
•307: Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841) | Whig | Ohio [1836; 1840]
•303: Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) | Democratic | Missouri [1948]
•303: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) | Democratic | Massachusetts [1960]
•288: Dewey, Thomas Edmund (1902-1971) | Republican | New York [1944; 1948]
•266: Gore, Albert Arnold (1948-     ) | Democratic | Tennessee [2000]
•254: Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) | Democratic | New Hampshire [1852]
•254: Hughes, Charles Evans (1862-1948) | Republican | New York [1916]
•251: Kerry, John Forbes (1943-     ) | Democratic | Massachusetts [2004]
•250: Madison, James (1751-1836) | Democratic-Republican | Virginia [1808; 1812]
•247: Adams, John (1735-1826) | Federalist | Massachusetts [1789; 1792; 1796; 1800]
•240: Ford, Gerald Rudolph (1913-2006) | Republican | Michigan [1976]
•230: Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) | Democratic | New York [1836; 1840]
•214: Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881) | Republican | Ohio [1880]
•203: Washington, George (1732-1799) | Federalist | Virginia [1789; 1792; 1796]
•191: Clay, Henry (1777-1852) | Democratic-Republican | Kentucky [1824; 1832; 1844]
•191: Humphrey, Hubert Horatio (1911-1978) | Democratic | Minnesota [1968]
•185: Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893) | Republican | Ohio [1876]
•184: Tilden, Samuel Jones (1814-1886) | Democratic | New York [1876]
•182: Blaine, James Gillespie (1830-1893) | Republican | Maine [1884]
•174: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) | Democratic | Pennsylvania [1856]
•173: McCain, John Sidney (1936-     ) | Republican | Arizona [2008]
•170: Polk, James Knox (1795-1849) | Democratic | Tennessee [1844]
•168: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) | Democratic-Republican | Massachusetts [1820; 1824; 1828]
•163: Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) | Whig | Louisiana [1848]
•162: Stevenson, Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) | Democratic | Illinois [1952; 1956]
•159: Dole, Robert Joseph (1923-     ) | Republican | Kansas [1996]
•155: Hancock, Winfield Scott (1824-1886) | Democratic | Pennsylvania [1880]
•140: Parker, Alton Brooks (1852-1926) | Democratic | New York [1904]
•136: Davis, John William (1873-1955) | Democratic | West Virginia [1924]
•127: Cass, Lewis (1782-1866) | Democratic | Michigan [1848]
•127: Cox, James Middleton (1870-1957) | Democratic | Ohio [1920]
•126: Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth (1746-1825) | Federalist | South Carolina [1796; 1800; 1804; 1808]
•114: Frémont, John Charles (1813-1890) | Republican | California [1856]
•111: Dukakis, Michael Stanley (1933-     ) | Democratic | Massachusetts [1988]
•104: Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) | Democratic-Republican | New York [1792; 1796; 1800]
•89: Clinton, DeWitt (1769-1828) | Federalist | New York [1812]
•87: Smith, Alfred Emanuel (1873-1944) | Democratic | New York [1928]
•82: Willkie, Wendell Lewis (1892-1944) | Republican | Indiana [1940]
•80: Seymour, Horatio (1810-1886) | Democratic | New York [1868]
•72: Breckinridge, John Cabell (1821-1875) | National Democrat | Kentucky [1860]
•66: Clinton, George (1739-1812) | Anti-Federalist, Democratic-Republican | New York [1789; 1792; 1796; 1808]
•59: Pinckney, Thomas (1750-1828) | Federalist | South Carolina [1796]
•52: Goldwater, Barry Morris (1909-1998) | Republican | Arizona [1964]
•46: Wallace, George Corley (1919-1998) | American Independent | Alabama 46  [1968]
•42: Scott, Winfield (1786-1866) | Whig | New Jersey [1852]
•42: Hendricks, Thomas Andrews (1819-1885) | Democratic | Indiana [1872]
•41: Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834) | Democratic-Republican | Georgia [1824]
•39: Bell, John (1796-1869) | Constitutional Union | Tennessee [1860]
•39: Thurmond, (James) Strom (1903-2003) | States’ Rights/Dixiecrat | South Carolina [1948]
•34: King, Rufus (1755-1827) | Federalist | New York [1816]
•26: White, Hugh Lawson (1773-1840) | Whig | Tennessee [1836]
•22: Weaver, James Baird (1833-1912) | Populist | Iowa [1892]
•21: McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885) | Democratic | New Jersey [1864]
•18: Brown, Benjamin Gratz (1826-1885) | National Union Party | Missouri [1872]
•17: McGovern, George Stanley (1922-     ) | Democratic | South Dakota [1972]
•15: Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) | Democratic-Republican | Massachusetts [1796]
•15: Jay, John (1745-1829) | Federalist | New York [1789; 1796; 1800]
•14: Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) | Whig | Massachusetts [1836]
•13: LaFollette, Robert Marion, Sr. (1855-1925) | Progressive | Wisconsin [1924]
•13: Mondale, Walter Frederick (1928-     ) | Democratic | Minnesota [1984]
•12: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) | Democratic | Illinois [1860]
•11: Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807) | Federalist | Connecticut [1796]
•11: Floyd, John (1783-1837) | Independent Democrat/Nullifier | Virginia [1832]
•11: Mangum, Willie Person (1792-1861) | Whig | North Carolina [1836]
•8: Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874) | Whig, American/Know-Nothing | New York [1856]
•8: Landon, Alfred Mossman (1887-1987) | Republican | Kansas [1936]
•7: Wirt, William (1772-1834) | Anti-Masonic | Maryland [1832]
•6: Harrison, Robert Hanson (1745-1790) | Federalist | Maryland [1789]
•6: Rutledge, John (1739-1800) | Federalist | South Carolina [1789]
•4: Hancock, John (1737-1793) | Federalist | Massachusetts [1789]
•3: Iredell, James (1751-1799) | Federalist | North Carolina [1796]
•2: Huntington, Samuel (1731-1796) | Federalist | Connecticut [1789]
•2: Milton, John (1757-1817) | Federalist | Georgia [1789]
•2: Henry, John (1750-1798) | Democratic-Republican | Maryland [1796]
•2: Johnston, Samuel (1733-1816) | Federalist | North Carolina [1796]
•2: Jenkins, Charles Jones (1805-1883) | Democratic | Georgia [1872]
•1: Armstrong, James (1728-1800) | Federalist | Georgia [1789]
•1: Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) | Federalist | Massachusetts [1789]
•1: Telfair, Edward (1735-1807) | Anti-Federalist | Georgia [1789]
•1: Davis, David (1815-1886) | Liberal Republican | Illinois [1872]
•1: Hospers, John (1918-2011) | Libertarian | California [1972]
•1: Bentsen, Lloyd Millard (1921-2006) | Democratic | Texas [1988]
•1: Edwards, John Reid (1953-     ) | Democratic | North Carolina [2004]

An alphabetical listing of every person in American history who has received an Electoral Vote for President of the United States.

•Adams, John (1735-1826) | Federalist | Massachusetts:  247  [1789; 1792; 1796; 1800]
•Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) | Democratic-Republican | Massachusetts:  168  [1820; 1824; 1828]
•Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) | Democratic-Republican | Massachusetts:  15  [1796]
•Armstrong, James (1728-1800) | Federalist | Georgia:  1  [1789]
•Bell, John (1796-1869) | Constitutional Union | Tennessee:  39  [1860]
•Bentsen, Lloyd Millard (1921-2006) | Democratic | Texas:  1  [1988]
•Blaine, James Gillespie (1830-1893) | Republican | Maine:  182  [1884]
•Breckinridge, John Cabell (1821-1875) | National Democrat | Kentucky:  72  [1860]
•Brown, Benjamin Gratz (1826-1885) | National Union Party | Missouri:  18  [1872]
•Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925) | Democratic | Nebraska:  493  [1896; 1900; 1908]
•Buchanan, James (1791-1868) | Democratic | Pennsylvania:  174  [1856]
•Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) | Democratic-Republican | New York:  104  [1792; 1796; 1800]
•Bush, George Herbert Walker (1924-     ) | Republican | Texas:  594  [1988; 1992]
•Bush, George Walker (1946-     ) | Republican | Texas:  556  [2000; 2004]
•Carter, Jimmy (1924-     ) | Democratic | Georgia:  346  [1976; 1980]
•Cass, Lewis (1782-1866) | Democratic | Michigan:  127  [1848]
•Clay, Henry (1777-1852) | Democratic-Republican | Kentucky:  191  [1824; 1832; 1844]
•Cleveland, (Stephen) Grover (1837-1908) | Democratic | New York:  664  [1884; 1888; 1892]
•Clinton, DeWitt (1769-1828) | Federalist | New York:  89  [1812]
•Clinton, George (1739-1812) | Anti-Federalist, Democratic-Republican | New York:  66  [1789; 1792; 1796; 1808]
•Clinton, William Jefferson (1946-     ) | Democratic | Arkansas:  749  [1992; 1996]
•Coolidge, (John) Calvin (1872-1933) | Republican | Massachusetts:  382  [1924]
•Cox, James Middleton (1870-1957) | Democratic | Ohio:  127  [1920]
•Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834) | Democratic-Republican | Georgia:  41  [1824]
•Davis, David (1815-1886) | Liberal Republican | Illinois:  1  [1872]
•Davis, John William (1873-1955) | Democratic | West Virginia:  136  [1924]
•Dewey, Thomas Edmund (1902-1971) | Republican | New York:  288  [1944; 1948]
•Dole, Robert Joseph (1923-     ) | Republican | Kansas:  159  [1996]
•Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) | Democratic | Illinois:  12  [1860]
•Dukakis, Michael Stanley (1933-     ) | Democratic | Massachusetts:  111  [1988]
•Edwards, John Reid (1953-     ) | Democratic | North Carolina:  1  [2004]
•Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) | Republican | New York:  899  [1952; 1956]
•Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807) | Federalist | Connecticut:  11  [1796]
•Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874) | Whig, American/Know-Nothing | New York:  8  [1856]
•Floyd, John (1783-1837) | Independent Democrat/Nullifier | Virginia:  11  [1832]
•Ford, Gerald Rudolph (1913-2006) | Republican | Michigan:  240  [1976]
•Frémont, John Charles (1813-1890) | Republican | California:  114  [1856]
•Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881) | Republican | Ohio:  214  [1880]
•Goldwater, Barry Morris (1909-1998) | Republican | Arizona:  52  [1964]
•Gore, Albert Arnold (1948-     ) | Democratic | Tennessee:  266  [2000]
•Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885) | Republican | Illinois:  500  [1868; 1872]
•Hancock, John (1737-1793) | Federalist | Massachusetts:  4  [1789]
•Hancock, Winfield Scott (1824-1886) | Democratic | Pennsylvania:  155  [1880]
•Harding, Warren Gamaliel (1865-1923) | Republican | Ohio:  404  [1920]
•Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901) | Republican | Indiana:  378  [1888; 1892]
•Harrison, Robert Hanson (1745-1790) | Federalist | Maryland:  6  [1789]
•Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841) | Whig | Ohio:  307  [1836; 1840]
•Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893) | Republican | Ohio:  185  [1876]
•Hendricks, Thomas Andrews (1819-1885) | Democratic | Indiana:  42  [1872]
•Henry, John (1750-1798) | Democratic-Republican | Maryland:  2  [1796]
•Hoover, Herbert Clark (1874-1964) | Republican | California:  503  [1928; 1932]
•Hospers, John (1918-2011) | Libertarian | California:  1  [1972]
•Hughes, Charles Evans (1862-1948) | Republican | New York:  254  [1916]
•Humphrey, Hubert Horatio (1911-1978) | Democratic | Minnesota:  191  [1968]
•Huntington, Samuel (1731-1796) | Federalist | Connecticut:  2  [1789]
•Iredell, James (1751-1799) | Federalist | North Carolina:  3  [1796]
•Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) | Democratic-Republican, Democratic | Tennessee:  496  [1824; 1828; 1832]
•Jay, John (1745-1829) | Federalist | New York:  15  [1789; 1796; 1800]
•Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) | Democratic-Republican | Virginia:  307  [1792; 1796; 1800; 1804]
•Jenkins, Charles Jones (1805-1883) | Democratic | Georgia:  2  [1872]
•Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973) | Democratic | Texas:  486  [1964]
•Johnston, Samuel (1733-1816) | Federalist | North Carolina:  2  [1796]
•Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) | Democratic | Massachusetts:  303  [1960]
•Kerry, John Forbes (1943-     ) | Democratic | Massachusetts:  251  [2004]
•King, Rufus (1755-1827) | Federalist | New York:  34  [1816]
•LaFollette, Robert Marion, Sr. (1855-1925) | Progressive | Wisconsin:  13  [1924]
•Landon, Alfred Mossman (1887-1987) | Republican | Kansas:  8  [1936]
•Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) | Republican | Illinois:  392  [1860; 1864]
•Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) | Federalist | Massachusetts:  1  [1789]
•Madison, James (1751-1836) | Democratic-Republican | Virginia:  250  [1808; 1812]
•Mangum, Willie Person (1792-1861) | Whig | North Carolina:  11  [1836]
•McCain, John Sidney (1936-     ) | Republican | Arizona:  173  [2008]
•McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885) | Democratic | New Jersey:  21  [1864]
•McGovern, George Stanley (1922-     ) | Democratic | South Dakota:  17  [1972]
•McKinley, William (1843-1901) | Republican | Ohio:  563  [1896; 1900]
•Milton, John (1757-1817) | Federalist | Georgia:  2  [1789]
•Mondale, Walter Frederick (1928-     ) | Democratic | Minnesota:  13  [1984]
•Monroe, James (1758-1831) | Democratic-Republican | Virginia:  414  [1816; 1820]
•Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994) | Republican | California:  1,040  [1960; 1968; 1972]
•Obama, Barack Hussein (1961-     ) | Democratic | Illinois:  365  [2008]
•Parker, Alton Brooks (1852-1926) | Democratic | New York:  140  [1904]
•Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) | Democratic | New Hampshire:  254  [1852]
•Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth (1746-1825) | Federalist | South Carolina:  126  [1796; 1800; 1804; 1808]
•Pinckney, Thomas (1750-1828) | Federalist | South Carolina:  59  [1796]
•Polk, James Knox (1795-1849) | Democratic | Tennessee:  170  [1844]
•Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911-2004) | Republican | California:  1,015  [1976; 1980; 1984]
•Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945) | Democratic | New York:  1,876  [1932; 1936; 1940; 1944]
•Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) | Republican, Progressive/Bull Moose | New York:  424  [1904; 1912]
•Rutledge, John (1739-1800) | Federalist | South Carolina: 6  [1789]
•Scott, Winfield (1786-1866) | Whig | New Jersey:  42  [1852]
•Seymour, Horatio (1810-1886) | Democratic | New York:  80  [1868]
•Smith, Alfred Emanuel (1873-1944) | Democratic | New York:  87  [1928]
•Stevenson, Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) | Democratic | Illinois:  162  [1952; 1956]
•Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) | Republican | Ohio:  329  [1908; 1912]
•Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) | Whig | Louisiana:  163  [1848]
•Telfair, Edward (1735-1807) | Anti-Federalist | Georgia:  1  [1789]
•Thurmond, (James) Strom (1903-2003) | States’ Rights/Dixiecrat | South Carolina:  39  [1948]
•Tilden, Samuel Jones (1814-1886) | Democratic | New York:  184  [1876]
•Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) | Democratic | Missouri:  303  [1948]
•Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) | Democratic | New York:  230  [1836; 1840]
•Wallace, George Corley (1919-1998) | American Independent | Alabama:  46  [1968]
•Washington, George (1732-1799) | Federalist | Virginia:  203  [1789; 1792; 1796]
•Weaver, James Baird (1833-1912) | Populist | Iowa:  22  [1892]
•Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) | Whig | Massachusetts:  14  [1836]
•White, Hugh Lawson (1773-1840) | Whig | Tennessee:  26  [1836]
•Willkie, Wendell Lewis (1892-1944) | Republican | Indiana:  82  [1940]
•Wilson, (Thomas) Woodrow (1856-1924) | Democratic | New Jersey:  712  [1912; 1916]
•Wirt, William (1772-1834) | Anti-Masonic | Maryland:  7  [1832]

Here is Part IV (1960-Present) of a look at every person in American history who has received an Electoral Vote for President of the United States.

1960
•John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) | Democratic | Massachusetts:  303
•Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) | Republican | California:  219

1964
•Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) | Democratic | Texas:  486
•Barry Morris Goldwater (1909-1998) | Republican | Arizona:  52

1968
•Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) | Republican | California:  301
•Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1911-1978) | Democratic | Minnesota:  191
•George Corley Wallace (1919-1998) | American Independent | Alabama:  46

1972
•Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) | Republican | California:  520
•George Stanley McGovern (1922-     ) | Democratic | South Dakota:  17
•John Hospers (1918-2011) | Libertarian | California:  1  (Received the vote of a faithless elector)

1976
•Jimmy Carter (1924-     ) | Democratic | Georgia:  297
•Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913-2006) | Republican | Michigan:  240
•Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) | Republican | California:  1  (Recieved the vote of a faithless elector)

1980
•Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) | Republican | California:  489
•Jimmy Carter (1924-     ) | Democratic | Georgia:  49

1984
•Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) | Republican | California:  525
•Walter Frederick Mondale (1928-     ) | Democratic | Minnesota:  13

1988
•George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-     ) | Republican | Texas:  426
•Michael Stanley Dukakis (1933-     ) | Democratic | Massachusetts:  111
•Lloyd Millard Bentsen (1921-2006) | Democratic | Texas:  1 (Received the vote of a faithless elector)

1992
•William Jefferson Clinton (1946-     ) | Democratic | Arkansas:  370
•George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-     ) | Republican | Texas:  168

1996
•William Jefferson Clinton (1946-     ) | Democratic | Arkansas:  379
•Robert Joseph Dole (1923-     ) | Republican | Kansas:  159

2000
•George Walker Bush (1946-     ) | Republican | Texas:  271
•Albert Arnold Gore (1948-     ) | Democratic | Tennessee:  266

2004
•George Walker Bush (1946-     ) | Republican | Texas:  286
•John Forbes Kerry (1943-     ) | Democratic | Massachusetts:  251
•John Reid Edwards (1953-     ) | Democratic | North Carolina:  1  (Received the vote of a faithless elector)

2008
•Barack Hussein Obama (1961-     ) | Democratic | Illinois:  365
•John Sidney McCain (1936-     ) | Republican | Arizona:  173

2012
Barack Hussein Obama (1961-     ) | Democratic | Illinois vs. (Willard) Mitt Romney (1947-     ) | Republican | Massachusetts

Here is Part III (1904-1956) of a look at every person in American history who has received an Electoral Vote for President of the United States.

1904
•Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) | Republican | New York:  336
•Alton Brooks Parker (1852-1926) | Democratic | New York:  140

1908
•William Howard Taft (1857-1930) | Republican | Ohio:  321
•William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) | Democratic | Nebraska:  162

1912
•(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) | Democratic | New Jersey:  435
•Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) | Progressive/Bull Moose | New York:  88
•William Howard Taft (1857-1930) | Republican | Ohio:  8

1916
•(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) | Democratic | New Jersey:  277
•Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) | Republican | New York:  254

1920
•Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923) | Republican | Ohio:  404
•James Middleton Cox (1870-1957) | Democratic | Ohio:  127

1924
•(John) Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) | Republican | Massachusetts:  382
•John William Davis (1873-1955) | Democratic | West Virginia:  136
•Robert Marion LaFollette, Sr. (1855-1925) | Progressive | Wisconsin:  13

1928
•Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) | Republican | California:  444
•Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873-1944) | Democratic | New York:  87

1932
•Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) | Democratic | New York:  472
•Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) | Republican | California:  59

1936
•Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) | Democratic | New York:  523
•Alfred Mossman Landon (1887-1987) | Republican | Kansas:  8

1940
•Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) | Democratic | New York:  449
•Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944) | Republican | Indiana:  82

1944
•Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) | Democratic | New York:  432
•Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) | Republican | New York:  99

1948
•Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) | Democratic | Missouri:  303
•Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) | Republican | New York:  189
•(James) Strom Thurmond (1903-2003) | States’ Rights/Dixiecrat | South Carolina:  39

1952
•Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) | Republican | New York:  442
•Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900-1965) | Democratic | Illinois:  89

1956
•Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) | Republican | New York:  457
•Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900-1965) | Democratic | Illinois:  73

Here is Part II (1860-1900) of a look at every person in American history who has received an Electoral Vote for President of the United States.

1860
•Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) | Republican | Illinois:  180
•John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875) | National Democrat | Kentucky:  72
•John Bell (1796-1869) | Constitutional Union | Tennessee:  39
•Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) | Democratic | Illinois:  12

1864
•Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) | Republican | Illinois:  212
•George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885) | Democratic | New Jersey:  21

1868
•Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) | Republican | Illinois:  214
•Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) | Democratic | New York:  80

1872
•Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) | Republican | Illinois:  286
•Horace Greeley (1811-1872) | Liberal Republican | New York:  66
Horace Greeley died after the general election but before the meeting of the Electoral College, so the 66 Electoral votes that he would have been awarded were divided to the following candidates:
•Thomas Andrews Hendricks (1819-1885) | Democratic | Indiana:  42 
•Benjamin Gratz Brown (1826-1885) | National Union Party | Missouri:  18
•Charles Jones Jenkins (1805-1883) } Democratic | Georgia:  2
•David Davis (1815-1886) | Liberal Republican | Illinois:  1
•3 Electoral votes awarded to Greeley were not counted by Congress due to Greeley’s death

1876
•Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893) | Republican | Ohio:  185
•Samuel Jones Tilden (1814-1886) | Democratic | New York:  184

1880
•James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) | Republican | Ohio:  214
•Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) | Democratic | Pennsylvania:  155

1884
•(Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) | Democratic | New York:  219
•James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893) | Republican | Maine:  182

1888
•Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) | Republican | Indiana:  233
•(Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) | Democratic | New York:  168

1892
•(Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) | Democratic | New York:  277
•Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) | Republican | Indiana:  145
•James Baird Weaver (1833-1912) | Populist | Iowa:  22

1896
•William McKinley (1843-1901) | Republican | Ohio:  271
•William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) | Democratic | Nebraska: 176

1900
•William McKinley (1843-1901) | Republican | Ohio:  292
•William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) | Democratic | Nebraska:  155

Hey, I ADORE your tumblr. I'm always looking forward to your newest posts. Having said that, I was wondering if you could answer a question I had for a while now. With the electoral system in the U.S. like it is (I'm Canadian), would it be possible for a presidential candidate to be elected but not the VP running mate, and vice versa? It would be very unlikely, but is it a possible occurrence, or does the Electoral college elect the ticket? Thank you.
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

Silly Canadians.

No, I’m just kidding.  We really do have a strange system and it doesn’t help that for the first few elections in our history (Washington, Adams, Jefferson) the Electoral College did work differently.  At that time, the person who came in second in the Electoral vote count was the Vice President.  This meant, in the case of Adams and Jefferson for example, that President Adams’s Vice President was his opponent in the 1796 election.  Imagine if that happened today?  The runner-up was the Vice President.  It would be a mess, and was a mess, which is why they changed the process with the Twelfth Amendment after the raucous election of 1800 (blame Aaron Burr, we blame him for everything else anyway).

Today, the Presidential and Vice Presidential electoral votes are awarded in such a way that I believe it is impossible for running mates not to be elected together.  Now, I could technically be wrong and there may be some loopholes that would allow something different, but I think it’s highly unlikely.  There are such things as “faithless electors”, which are Presidential electors who are chosen by the people of a state to award a vote to a certain candidate, but whom disregard the instructions of their voters and award the vote to someone else.  For example, in 1976 a Presidential elector from Washington was pledged to vote for Gerald Ford, but instead awarded his electoral vote to Ronald Reagan.  I am assuming that there is a loophole that would technically allow “faithless electors” to band together and faithlessly elect someone else, but I don’t think it would stand Constitutionally.

Good question.  The Electoral College is a very complex system and it’s always good to discuss it further and help clarify questions about it.  Unfortunately, in the process, I usually end up asking myself more questions about the system afterward.