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  1972: Volunteer army not instituted.
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« on: October 05, 2010, 02:15:19 pm »

Same candidates, but Nixon never abolishes the draft, presumably keeping antiwar sentiment strong.  How much better do you think McGovern would do?
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 05:23:42 pm »

No policy decisions by Nixon would have changed the fact that McGovern was a horrible candidate who voters didn't trust.  The map stays the same, however there is about a 5% nationwide swing from Nixon to McGovern. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 08:46:50 pm »

What Republican95 said. I still think Nixon wins, but with 420 EVs instead of 520.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 09:26:24 pm »

What Republican95 said. I still think Nixon wins, but with 420 EVs instead of 520.

= 14.4% swing.



Would that be the first time ever that a candidacy wins the Presidency while losing his home state?
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 10:03:24 pm »

What Republican95 said. I still think Nixon wins, but with 420 EVs instead of 520.

= 14.4% swing.



Would that be the first time ever that a candidacy wins the Presidency while losing his home state?

Wilson.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 10:35:35 pm »

What Republican95 said. I still think Nixon wins, but with 420 EVs instead of 520.

= 14.4% swing.



Would that be the first time ever that a candidacy wins the Presidency while losing his home state?

Wilson.

And Polk.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 06:17:34 pm »

McGovern still would have lost by a landslide, what ruined him was Thomas Eagleton. Even without a volunteer army Nixon had the China visit and the signing of SALT 1 and withdraw from Vietnam electoral map remains the same.
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