50% of Supreme Court Justices Appointed by Presidents Who Lost the Popular Vote
Right now, there are eight U.S. Supreme Court justices. Four of those justices were appointed by a President that lost the popular vote.
- Chief Justice John Robert – George W. Bush
- Justice Samuel Alito Jr. – George W. Bush
- Justice Neil Gorsuch – Donald Trump
- Justice Brett Kavanaugh – Donald Trump
While both of George W. Bush’s appointments were made in his second term, which he won with the popular vote, that re-election was only made a reality by his initial placement in office through Bush v. Gore.