Would Al Gore Have Won in 2000 Without the Electoral College?By NATE SILVER
George W. Bush won the Electoral College in 2000 following the recount in Florida. But Al Gore received more popular votes — about 540,000 more than Mr. Bush nationally, or about 0.5 percent of all votes cast across the country.
So Mr. Gore would have won the election if not for the Electoral College, right?
Actually, not so fast.
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