TIL about the 1936 presidential election in which Roosevelt received 98.49% of the electoral vote total, which remains the highest percentage of the electoral vote won by any candidate since 1820.

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  1. In 1820 James Monroe ran without a major opponent leading to his victory. The only two uncontested elections before that were for George Washington.

    The second closest electoral victory would be Reagan in ‘84.

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