still isn't accurate as we added 47 states since the beginning with fluctuating numbers of electoral votes.
Surely you meant to say that we added 37 states.
plus we didn't include the bull moose party and other popular but short-lived parties.
Actually, in my brief survey, I did
consider any third-party candidate who received electoral votes -- including Roosevelt (1912), Wallace (1968), Thurmond (1948), Bell and Breckinridge (1860), and even William Wirt (1832).
but if you stick with only the presidents that have been elected, it'll make it a lot easier.
As I mentioned previously, only three presidents have been elected from states with 6 or fewer electoral votes: Taylor, Pierce, and Clinton.
anybody know how many presidents have come from states will less electoral votes than the average at the time? or how many presidental candidates have beat candidates from states with more electoral votes?
Can't come up with a list of winners from below-average states.
Elections (since 1804) in which the winner came from a smaller state than the runner-up:
1812, 1816, 1828, 1840, 1852, 1860, 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1888, 1912, 1916, 1928, 1948, 1960, 1976, 1992.
In most of these cases, New York provided the loser. In several elections, the winner and runner-up came from the same state (e.g. 1904, 1920, 1940, 1944) or from states with the same number of electoral votes (e.g. 1832, 1996).