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« on: October 08, 2017, 05:37:34 pm »

https://www.270towin.com/1960_Election/interactive_map



This is the map I came up with after studying the results from the 1960 election, as well as comparisons to 1956. It is a bit shocking that Alaska and Hawaii were so narrow (Nixon actually won the first count in Hawaii), and I don't think anyone could imagine Maryland, California, Illinois, West Virginia (more recent), or plenty of other states on this map as battlegrounds today.

Edit: Forgot to add south carolina to that list as well.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 04:00:50 pm »

A less polarized country, my friend
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 06:21:30 pm »

I can only image how crazy campaigning would be in 2016 if there were this many swing states.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:17:34 am »

I can only image how crazy campaigning would be in 2016 if there were this many swing states.

It would be great.  Campaigns would actually be about developing and delivering a palatable, broad-based, centrist national message instead of data mining and driving up base turnout in only a handful of states.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 04:27:03 pm »

you forgot SC, which went to kennedy by only 3
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 10:27:34 pm »

you forgot SC, which went to kennedy by only 3

Make that 28. XD
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 05:45:57 pm »

AR went to Kennedy by 7 (50-43) and was widely considered to be a major bellwether. Make that 29!
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 07:49:50 pm »

AR went to Kennedy by 7 (50-43) and was widely considered to be a major bellwether. Make that 29!

Hahaha!
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 10:09:54 pm »

Here would be 2016 if you count anything within 10 points of the nation as a whole as a battleground:


Or within 20 points:


Within 25 points:
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 06:10:22 am »

2004 had a ton of close states as well..
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 04:03:02 pm »

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, were not competitive in 1960. Nixon won all of them by landslides. Except North Dakota, the others made up 4 of his 5 best states (with the other one being Vermont).
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