US Presidential Runner-Ups 1920-Present

They were almost Presidents, but came up too short.
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Last updated: December 22, 2013
First submittedDecember 22, 2013
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All presidential candidates that won electoral votes from 1920-Present are included.
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Year
Political Party
Answer
Electorial Votes
2012
Republican
Mitt Romney
206
2008
Republican
John McCain
173
2004
Democratic
John Kerry
251
2000
Democratic
Al Gore
266
1996
Republican
Bob Dole
159
1992
Republican
George Bush
168
1988
Democratic
Michael Dukakis
111
1984
Democratic
Walter Mondale
13
1980
Democratic
Jimmy Carter
49
1976
Republican
Gerald Ford
240
1972
Democratic
George McGovern
17
1972
Libertarian
John Hospers
1
1968
Democratic
Hubert Humphrey
191
1968
American Independent
George Wallace
46
1964
Republican
Barry Goldwater
52
Year
Political Party
Answer
Electorial Votes
1960
Republican
Richard Nixon
219
1960
Democratic
Harry Byrd
15
1956
Democratic
Adlai Stevenson
73
1952
Democratic
Adlai Stevenson
89
1948
Republican
Thomas Dewey
189
1948
State's Rights Democratic
Strom Thurmond
39
1944
Republican
Thomas Dewey
99
1940
Republican
Wendell Willkie
82
1936
Republican
Alf Landon
8
1932
Republican
Herbert Hoover
59
1928
Democratic
Al Smith
87
1924
Democratic
John Davis
136
1924
Progressive
Robert LaFollette
13
1920
Democratic
James Cox
127
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Dec 22, 2013
Got everything back to 3 years before I was born, plus Goldwater, Nixon, Thurmond, Byrd, and Smith (last one on a guess).