PRESIDENTIAL REJECTION 1824 NOBODY’S A WINNER
As the most recent result demonstrated, electing a president of the United States can be more than a little contentious. In the 1824 race, Andrew Jackson received the most popular and electoral votes, but could not be declared the winner as he failed to achieve a majority. This meant the House of Representatives decided who should be president – they chose the second-place candidate John Quincy Adams. Jackson got his revenge four years later, beating Adams comfortably.