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NJCardFan
01-20-2011, 02:47 PM
I was looking at the 1984 Presidential election between Reagan and Mondale and saw that Reagan was a mere 3,761 votes from winning unanimously. That was the margin in Minnesota, Mondale's home state. I don't believe any president has come closer to completely sweeping an election and probably never will. http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/u/usa/pres/1984.txt

noonwitch
01-20-2011, 02:53 PM
Mondale was a bad choice for a challenger. Gary Hart was a better candidate at the time (before the whole Monkey Business thing). It was rather stupid to pick the VP from a very unpopular presidency to be the challenger.

Reagan would still have won against Hart, but Hart would have carried a few more states than Mondale.

Articulate_Ape
01-20-2011, 02:53 PM
I was looking at the 1984 Presidential election between Reagan and Mondale and saw that Reagan was a mere 3,761 votes from winning unanimously. That was the margin in Minnesota, Mondale's home state. I don't believe any president has come closer to completely sweeping an election and probably never will. http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/u/usa/pres/1984.txt



Um...

http://www.visitingdc.com/images/george-washington-picture.jpg

CueSi
01-20-2011, 03:52 PM
I'll agree. The tone is too toxic for one person to unite this country at this point in history.

~QC

CaughtintheMiddle1990
01-20-2011, 04:50 PM
1936 (FDR), 1964 (LBJ) and 1972 (Nixon) are all similar victories.

Nixon captured all but one state in 1972 with 60% of the popular vote and 96% of the Electoral college.

LBJ in 1964 got 61% of the popular vote and 90% of the Electoral college

FDR in 1936 got 60% of the popular vote and 98% of the Electoral college

Reagan in 1984 got 56% of the popular vote and 97% of the Electoral college.

NJCardFan
01-20-2011, 05:12 PM
1936 (FDR), 1964 (LBJ) and 1972 (Nixon) are all similar victories.

Nixon captured all but one state in 1972 with 60% of the popular vote and 96% of the Electoral college.

LBJ in 1964 got 61% of the popular vote and 90% of the Electoral college

FDR in 1936 got 60% of the popular vote and 98% of the Electoral college

Reagan in 1984 got 56% of the popular vote and 97% of the Electoral college.

But were FDR, LBJ, and Nixon a mere 3,700 votes from a total unanimous victory? Landon won his 2 states by a pretty wide margin(14 & 13% respectively). McGovern won Massachusetts by 9%. But Mondale won Minnesota by a 0.18% margin. No election has been this close to total victory.

Oh, and Georgy boy won only 10 of the 13 states in the electoral vote.

*-I should say electoral victory.

fettpett
01-20-2011, 06:46 PM
Oh, and Georgy boy won only 10 of the 13 states in the electoral vote.

*-I should say electoral victory.

that's a bit misleading as prior to the 1804 everyone voted for two people for President as the person with the fewest votes became VP.

Also there was Jefferson's 1808, 196 EC to 14 EC, 92% to 8%

http://www.uselectionatlas.org/ is and awesome website

m00
01-21-2011, 12:46 AM
that's a bit misleading as prior to the 1804 everyone voted for two people for President as the person with the fewest votes became VP.

Also there was Jefferson's 1808, 196 EC to 14 EC, 92% to 8%

http://www.uselectionatlas.org/ is and awesome website

you know, that's probably a better system because then you could always vote for a primary party, and then a 3rd party.