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Monday, November 08, 2004

I'm just sayin'...

A lot of people have made statements similar to this one:

More people voted against Bush and the GOP agenda than have ever voted against any other presidential candidate in history.

But a closer look shows that this isn't actually the case. Recall the 1992 election, where Ross Perot garnered 19% of the popular vote.

Clinton 44,909,326
Bush 39,103,882
Perot 19,741,657

Now the total vote against the winner, Bill Clinton, in the '92 election was 58,845,539.

For the 2004 election, the vote went this way:

Bush 59,459,765
Kerry 55,949,407

So, it can be argued that in a two man race, Kerry did in fact get more votes than any defeated candidate in U.S. history, but the prevailing wisdom that "more people voted against Bush..." is simply not correct.


.: posted by Dave 10:57 AM

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