Close win or clean victory

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    What do you think a close win is? How much of the popular vote does a person need to win by that makes it a clear choice by the American people, vs it could have gone either way.
     
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    Past elections

    1992- Clinton 43% Bush 38% Perot 19%
    1996- Clintion 43% Dole 41% Perot 8%
    2000- Bush 47.9% Gore 48.4%
    2004- Bush 51% Kerry 48%
    2008- Obama 53% McCain 46%
     
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    Bush et al certainly acted and succeeded in making .5% majority an electoral mandate to mess up America badly.
     
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    I don't think that was Bush's fault, but an error in the process we have. Clearly anyone who wins should do so with both the popular and electoral vote.
     
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    more bush bashing?
     
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    I agree in concept, AmyNation. However, at least three times the minority candidate has won. Unless you want to go to a straight popular majority and that will screw small and medium state needs.
     
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    Another poster suggested that if a candidate fails to win both the electoral and popular vote, then it should go to the house to decide.

    I thought that was a good idea.
     
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    It should be done thunderdome style.

    2 men enter..one man leaves.

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    A win is a win – unless the Supreme Court gets involved…
     
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    That's where it goes now. How about SCOTUS, the Senate, and the House each get one vote, and two out of three ain't bad.

     

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