The Top 10 Closest Presidential Elections

1876

10. Rutherford Hayes vs. Samuel Tilden (1876)

Margin: 3.00%

Margin of Votes: 252,666

Winner: Though Rutherford Hayes would win the election by winning the electoral votes, Samuel Tilden won the popular vote by the 3% margin. This is the first of three occasions (on this list) where this occurs.

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