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« Reply #475 on: November 29, 2023, 08:32:29 PM »

Franklin County, MS voted the national winner only once during 1948-1980

1948: Thurmond
1952: Stevenson
1956: Stevenson
1960: Unpledged
1964: Goldwater
1968: Wallace
1972: Nixon
1976: Ford
1980: Carter
I wonder why it swung towards Carter in 1980.

More black people voting?
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« Reply #476 on: March 27, 2024, 07:37:48 PM »
« Edited: March 27, 2024, 07:56:23 PM by Oswald Acted Alone, You Kook »

I don't know how I remembered this, but it needed to be updated, so here it is.

Updating:

For the Presidential:

Most Recent dead DEM: Walter Mondale
Most Recent dead GOP: John McCain

Furthest Back living DEM: Jimmy Carter
Furthest Back living GOP: George W. Bush

For the VP:

Most Recent dead DEM: Joe Lieberman
Most Recent dead GOP: Jack Kemp

Furthest Back living DEM: Al Gore
Furthest Back living GOP: Dan Quayle
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« Reply #477 on: March 27, 2024, 10:17:54 PM »

So now 2004 is the last presidential election for which all four (Pres and VP) nominees are alive.

When one of them goes, it will be 2012, BUT there's a good chance Biden (VP nominee) goes before any of them. Then it would be 2016, but there's a good chance Trump goes before then.

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« Reply #478 on: June 02, 2024, 05:48:35 PM »

In the entire West Coast CA/OR/WA trio, only 3 Oregon counties (Giiiam, Marion, Morrow) flipped to Bill Clinton in 1996 after having backed George H. W. Bush four years earlier, while 11 counties flipped from supporting Clinton in 1992 to voting Bob Dole the next time (4 in Oregon, 2 in Washington, and 11 in California; plus 1 Perot/Dole county in CA). Which is a bit odd, considering that California only barely swung right in 1996, and Washington even swung left.
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« Reply #479 on: June 03, 2024, 06:25:01 AM »

So now 2004 is the last presidential election for which all four (Pres and VP) nominees are alive.

When one of them goes, it will be 2012, BUT there's a good chance Biden (VP nominee) goes before any of them. Then it would be 2016, but there's a good chance Trump goes before then.



Woah, holy crap. I genuinely did not know Liberman passed away until I read this, and that just really is crazy to me that I went almost 3 months without knowing about that, whereas with other candidates passing away, like Mondale, I heard the news within the first 72 hours
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« Reply #480 on: June 03, 2024, 10:36:33 AM »
« Edited: June 03, 2024, 10:40:05 AM by Open Source Intelligence »

I don't know how I remembered this, but it needed to be updated, so here it is.

Updating:

For the Presidential:

Most Recent dead DEM: Walter Mondale 1984
Most Recent dead GOP: John McCain 2008

Furthest Back living DEM: Jimmy Carter 1976/80
Furthest Back living GOP: George W. Bush 2000/04

For the VP:

Most Recent dead DEM: Joe Lieberman 2000
Most Recent dead GOP: Jack Kemp 1996

Furthest Back living DEM: Al Gore 1992/96
Furthest Back living GOP: Dan Quayle 1988/92

I know he's not major, but Ed Clark who was the Libertarian nominee in 1980 is still living.  He's 94 (was 50 in 1980).

Biden, Clinton, Bush, Trump, Quayle, Gore, and Cheney are all born inside an 8-year-stretch in the 1940s. We're going to at one point start having one major political funeral after another. In contrast to when we went from Lyndon Johnson dying in 1973 to Ronald Reagan dying in 2004, the only presidential funeral in the interim was Nixon in 1994, who intentionally did not have all the trappings of a presidential funeral as it came to be defined by Reagan's.
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« Reply #481 on: June 09, 2024, 08:56:25 PM »

I find it kind of funny that even though Senate Democrats significantly overperformed McGovern's and Mondale's presidential numbers nearly across the board in 1972 and 1984, they didn't win the election in the only state either McGovern or Mondale won in those years. It was probably because Massachusetts and Minnesota had R incumbents running for reelection, but still.
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« Reply #482 on: June 09, 2024, 09:17:39 PM »

I find it kind of funny that even though Senate Democrats significantly overperformed McGovern's and Mondale's presidential numbers nearly across the board in 1972 and 1984, they didn't win the election in the only state either McGovern or Mondale won in those years. It was probably because Massachusetts and Minnesota had R incumbents running for reelection, but still.

Yet while McGovern lost South Dakota, Democrat James Abourezk won the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Karl Mundt.
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