HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Since the crash of 1929

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 06:13 AM

Since the crash of 1929

Last edited Fri Aug 7, 2020, 12:57 PM - Edit history (2)

The difference in the electoral college vote percentage being more likely to show where the winning side focused their campaign than the popular vote difference.

The elected President only failed to get more than 60% of the electoral college votes in 7 of the 22 elections since the crash of 1929 while in only 5 of those elections did the losing candidate garner less than 40% of the popular vote.

1932 – Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) received 472 (88.9%) of the electoral votes

1936 – Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) received 523 (98.5%) of the electoral votes

1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) received 449 (89.6%) of the electoral votes

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) received 432 (81.4%) of the electoral votes

1948 – Harry Truman (D) received 303 (57.1%) of the electoral votes

1952 – Dwight Eisenhower (R) received 442 (83.2%) of the electoral votes

1956 – Dwight Eisenhower (R) received 457 (86.1%) of the electoral votes

1960 – John F. Kennedy (D) received 303 (56.4%) of the electoral votes

1964 – LBJ (D) received 486 (90.3%) of the electoral votes

1968 – Nixon (R) received 301 (55.9%) of the electoral votes

1972 – Nixon (R) received 520 (96.7%) of the electoral votes

1976 – Jimmy Carter (D) received 297 (55.2%) of the electoral votes

1980 – Reagan (R) received 489 (90.9%) of the electoral votes

1984 – Reagan (R) received 525 (97.6%) of the electoral votes

1988 – Bush (R) received 426 (79.2%) of the electoral votes

1992 – Clinton (D) received 370 (68.8%) of the electoral votes

1996 – Clinton (D) received 379 (70.4%) of the electoral votes

2000 – W. Bush (R) received 271 (50.4%) of the electoral votes

2004 – W. Bush (R) received 286 (53.2%) of the electoral votes

2008 – Obama (D) received 365 (67.8%) of the electoral votes

2012 – Obama (D) received 332 (61.7%) of the electoral votes

2016 – tRump (R) received 304 (56.5%) of the electoral votes

3 replies, 776 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Since the crash of 1929 (Original post)
bobnicewander Aug 2020 OP
Sherman A1 Aug 2020 #1
Laelth Aug 2020 #2
melm00se Aug 2020 #3

Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 06:33 AM

1. Interesting

But, I believe we are in uncharted territory for the coming election.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 09:12 AM

2. Uncharted. Quite.

Global pandemic—over 160,00 Americans dead, and counting. Enduring (mostly peaceful) civil unrest around the entire country (not just riots in major cities as was the case in the 1968 election). Economy in free fall—perhaps 40 million Americans unemployed and perhaps 20 million families soon facing eviction.

This is truly uncharted territory. The idea that any incumbent President could win under these circumstances is ludicrous. Biden should win. If he doesn’t, it will be because the election was stolen.

-Laelth

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobnicewander (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 09:26 AM

3. and as I reminded the students

when I was a graduate assistant:

Your point?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread