What U.S. President had the most electoral votes ever?
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Reagan won a record 525 electoral votes, the most of any candidate in United States history, and received 58.8% of the popular vote to Mondale’s 40.6%. Only Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1936, had a higher electoral landslide. At 73 years old, Reagan again became the oldest person elected to the presidency, breaking his own record in 1980.
Mondale’s only electoral votes came from the District of Columbia, which has never given its electoral votes to a Republican candidate, and his home state of Minnesota, which he won by a mere 3,761 votes. Reagan’s 525 electoral votes (out of 538) is the highest total ever received by a presidential candidate.
The United States presidential election of 1984 was a contest between the incumbent President Ronald Reagan and former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Ronald Reagan received 525 electoral votes, winning 49 states and making him the president who received the most electoral votes ever.
Mondale’s only electoral votes came from the District of Columbia and his home state of Minnesota—which he won by a mere 3761 votes. Reagan’s 525 electoral votes is the highest total ever received by a presidential candidate.