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    Is it legitimate for a winning presidential nominee to declare he received a "mandate"? What is a mandate? From what I've read, no president has ever been elected with sufficient popular backing to make such a claim.

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    The solution discusses the concept of 'a mandate' in terms of garnering enough votes to be in a position to be adequately empowered by the electorate (see original problem).