Measuring the popular vote in previous presidential elections
(Winning party is highlighted in their respective color, popular vote winner is in bold).
The GOP likes to describe the “mandate” they have been given by the voters, but the numbers show that the American people, on the national level, at least, have been consistently rejecting their agenda for decades now.
(Full disclosure: The outcomes of the 1992 and the 2000 races were potentially influenced by the candidacies of Ross Perot and Ralph Nader, respectively. I will be writing about this separately in the coming days)