The 2000 Election Wasn’t The First Time That A Candidate Won The Popular Vote, But Lost The Election:
This has happened four times in the past. The first time was in 1824 when Andrew Jackson won the popular vote, but received less than 50% of electoral votes. The House of Representatives chose John Quincy Adams to be the next president. In 1876, Samuel Tilden won the popular vote, but Rutherford B. Hayes received just one more electoral vote compared to Tilden. In 1888, Grover Cleveland won the popular vote, but lost to Benjamin Harrison after being crushed in electoral votes. The last time this happened was in 2000 when Al Gore won the popular vote, but George Bush ultimately won in the electoral vote.