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« on: May 29, 2010, 11:59:14 pm »
« edited: May 30, 2010, 12:03:59 am by Rerum Novarum »

(Part of a series of re-examining how historical landslides would turn out in today's very different and far more polarized United States)

Imagine if the 1972 election, Richard Nixon vs. George McGovern, were held in today's United States...what would the electoral map look like?

(Also feel free to include a "swing" map from what the original election outcome was, if you like making maps Tongue)
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 12:32:18 am »

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 01:14:39 am »

Still Nixon.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 11:55:41 am »

McGovern doesn't reach 25%. Same comment as for 1964 and 1984.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 04:30:48 pm »



Not much could've been done for McGovern. Play all the water gate clips you want and people would know better.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 08:24:31 pm »



Not much could've been done for McGovern. Play all the water gate clips you want and people would know better.

Know what?
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 01:36:19 am »

Here's how I would predict the swing would be in the state margins if we transposed the 1972 election to the present-day:

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 01:46:28 am »

McGovern would win on the grounds of Nixon being a seasoned insider. It's that kind of climate. Plus, Nixon was always an asshole, so it works out.
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