Posted on Lim Kit Siang's website, Malaysia Insider's "Triumphant BN seen losing popular vote"
Before all you mouth frothing opposition supporters go all gaga and cock-a-doodle-doo, some facts on popular votes.
US Presidential Facts
The 2000 election was not the first time a candidate won the popular vote but lost the election. It has happened four times in our nation's history:Wikipedia, in the United Kingdom General Elections 1951
In 1824 Andrew Jackson won the popular vote but got less then 50% of the electoral votes. John Quincy Adams became the next president when he was picked by the House of Representatives. In 1876 Samuel Tilden won the popular vote but lost the election when Rutherford B. Hayes got 185 electoral votes to Tilden's 184. In 1888 Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the election when Benjamin Harrison got 233 electoral votes to Cleveland's 168. In 2000 Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the election to George Bush. In the most highly contested election in modern history, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount of ballots, giving Bush the state's 25 electoral votes for a total of 271 to Gore's 255.
This was the second of three elections where a party lost the popular vote but won the most seats, the others being 1929 and February 1974.
Ops "Ini Kalilah" has failed, Ops "Lain Kalilah" has already begun.
Let the demonstrations begin!