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  What elections in America's history do you consider landslides?
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Question: Was 1964 the last landslide?
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« on: December 12, 2004, 02:09:39 pm »
« edited: December 12, 2004, 02:12:01 pm by Philip »

What do you consider a landslide?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2004, 02:38:37 pm »

 Over 400 EV's.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004, 07:34:53 pm »


By that standard 1912 would have been a landslide.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004, 08:00:30 pm »


yea.......... 81% of the EV's and 15% more popular vote than the 2nd place person.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2004, 08:39:46 pm »

PV: 10% or more than the other person with third parties not included and the candidates expanded to reach 100%.

EV: 400+
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2004, 10:01:07 pm »
« Edited: December 12, 2004, 11:03:29 pm by Philip »

PV: around 60%

EV: around 93%, 500+ EVs today

Landslides:
1936
1972
1984
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2004, 11:19:15 pm »

PV: 10% or more than the other person with third parties not included and the candidates expanded to reach 100%.

EV: 400+

By that standard:

1940:
Roosevelt: 27,313,945
Wilkie:  22,347,744

Total:  49,661,689

FDR's percentage:  55.0000323%
Wilkie's percentage:  44.9999677%

Shift 17 votes to Wilkie, and it's no longer a landslide.





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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2004, 11:22:45 pm »

Most people don't consider 1940 a landslide.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2004, 02:07:43 am »

Why do I even keep answering these things?
And, Philip, nice try finding some definition that doesn't include the largest landslide of the century because you don't like it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2004, 06:41:13 am »

The following were landslides:

1904
1908
1920
1924
1928
1932
1936
1940
1944
1952
1956
1965
1972
1980
1984
1988
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2004, 09:43:53 am »
« Edited: December 15, 2004, 09:48:09 am by dca5347 »

Greater than 57% of the pop. vote & more than 40 states


1932
1936
1964
1972
1984
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2004, 09:52:01 am »

To the people who think 1964 was the last landslide: 

Why not 1972 or 1984?
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2004, 09:53:35 am »
« Edited: December 15, 2004, 10:57:46 am by dca5347 »

Most people don't consider 1940 a landslide.

I certainly don't     Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2004, 01:29:25 am »

1904
1920
1928
1932
1936
1956
1964
1972
1984
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2004, 07:32:46 pm »

1789
1792
1804
1816
1820
1828
1864
1872
1904
1920
1924
1928
1932
1936
1956
1964
1972
1984
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2004, 07:59:32 pm »

1789
1792
1804
1816
1820
1828
1864
1872
1904
1920
1924
1928
1932
1936
1956
1964
1972
1984


I don't think 1864 was a landslide in the popular vote.  Lincoln barely won by 10 points.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2004, 08:02:21 pm »

Also, can you really call a non- popular vote election a landslide?
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2004, 04:43:17 am »

My definition of 'landslide'

US 400+EV, 55%+ PV
UK Majority of over 100.
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2004, 04:03:59 pm »

My definition of 'landslide'

US 400+EV, 55%+ PV
UK Majority of over 100.

My definition is

US 400+EV, 50%+ PV
UK Majority of over 100.

That is if you consider Reagan's 1980 win a landslide, which many do.
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2004, 04:17:36 pm »

You could win every state plus DC with 50.00001% of the vote, and I wouldn't consider it a landslide.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2004, 04:25:16 pm »

You could win every state plus DC with 50.00001% of the vote, and I wouldn't consider it a landslide.

What if the day before the election it was a five-way race with each candidate polling about 20%, and the pundits unsure who will win, expecting there to be a compromise between the top 2 or 3 finishers. And then on election day you win 50.00001%, win every state plus DC, and the other 4 candidates take about 12% each? Would you consider it a landslide then?
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2004, 04:33:04 pm »

No, because I think of a landslide as having the support of a large majority of people. If you think of it is a large margin, then it would be.
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2004, 01:53:13 pm »

The greatest ladnslide of all was 1928 because it was a Herbert Hoover ladnslide (in his favor). Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2004, 05:23:56 pm »

1936, 1964, 1972, 1984
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