Fact for August 29, 2008

Gerald Ford is the only US President who became President without ever having received a single vote in 49 of the 50 states (he later received votes in every state during his reelection bid).  This is because both President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned leaving Ford, the Speaker of the House and third in line for the presidency, as President.

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  1. Ford was actually vice-president when Nixon resigned, and had been for almost a year, having replaced Agnew under provisions of the 25th amendment.

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