Which U.S. president received the most Electoral College votes?

Well, George Washington won 1000/0 of the electoral votes when his name was put up for election.

Second-best was Richard Nixon in 1972, who got 520 electoral votes against George McGovern’s 17.

John Hospers of the Libertarian Party also won 1.

This took place less than two years before Nixon was forced to resign from the office, mind you.

Just goes to show you that your mother was right: Popularity is no substitute for character.

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