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Swings in the Electoral College

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by saturneptune, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    From 1964 until 1984, we went through some amazing extremes in the electoral college, with reversing parties. It is amazing that the mood could change in such a short period of time.

    For example, in 1964, the Republicans were badly defeated with only six states.

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    Then, a short eight years later, look what Nixon did to McGovern, with 49 states.

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    Forward to 1980, eight years later and watch Reagan trounce Carter.

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    Then the super landslides ended with this 1984 result.

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    Since the 1988 election, some have been decisive wins, but nothing like this twenty year period. Does anyone think one of these might happen in two weeks?
     
    #1 saturneptune, Oct 22, 2012
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