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« on: December 14, 2004, 01:12:31 pm »

Some people say it was. I have no clue how that logic works, unless an election has to be nail-biting close to not qualify as a landslide.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2004, 01:14:48 pm »

you could say maybe eV wise.. but I say no.

Maybe 1996 could be considered one,  but I say no to 1992.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004, 03:03:26 pm »

1992 and 1996 are not much different EV-wise. The last landslide in the US was 1984. Before that there's 1972 and 1964. I'd say those are the only ones after WWII. THere are huge victories, but landslides should be pretty high demands on.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004, 03:08:06 pm »

No way was 92 a landslide Clinton only got 43% of the vote. Although he did get like 350 electoral votes thats not even enough to call a landslide.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2004, 06:28:54 am »

No.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2004, 08:54:16 pm »

The popular margin was fairly decisive, but far from a landslide. The electoral vote was pretty much a blowout, but still not quite of landslide proportions.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2004, 10:14:48 pm »

A landslide should generally be about 400+ and at least a 7-8% difference between the two leading candidates.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2004, 10:25:04 pm »

1992 and 1996 are not much different EV-wise. The last landslide in the US was 1984. Before that there's 1972 and 1964. I'd say those are the only ones after WWII. THere are huge victories, but landslides should be pretty high demands on.

1956 meets the technical definition as well
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2004, 12:18:34 pm »

no, but it was pretty embarassing for Bush I considering he came in THIRD place in his actual home state.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2004, 03:01:49 pm »

no, but it was pretty embarassing for Bush I considering he came in THIRD place in his actual home state.

Bush won Texas. Maybe you mean Perot.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2004, 03:03:27 pm »

no, but it was pretty embarassing for Bush I considering he came in THIRD place in his actual home state.

Bush won Texas. Maybe you mean Perot.

I assume he's talking about Maine.
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2004, 01:29:57 am »

Correct.

Bush I is no more a Texan than Hillary Clinton is a New Yorker.
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