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Posted: 10/30/2004 1:53:28 PM EST
draws maybe 75% of the popular vote? Have we ever had one? What kind of a man would it take to get that kind of a percentage?
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 2:50:15 PM EST
no we never have. the highest popular vote is probly around 60 percent. off the top of my head harding, FDR, and nixon were all in that neighborhood. i seriously doubt that kind of homogeny is possible. usually when studying other "democratic" systems a popular vote like that screams fraud or other state election envolvment. recent elections in russia and iraq (i mean the pre-asskicking ones) are good, examples of this.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 2:56:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 2:58:54 PM EST
um... didn't Reagan win in an overwhelming ladslide?


and didn't George Washington win unanimously both times?
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 3:23:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
um... didn't Reagan win in an overwhelming ladslide?


and didn't George Washington win unanimously both times?



regan won by an electoral landslide, that is for sure. he won every state but minnasota and D.C. netting him 525 votes. his popular vote was in the high 50s, 58 or 59 percent maybe. 59 percent popular vote is a landslide, but its nowhere near the 75 were talking about here.

*DING* *DING* *DING* its time for a history lesson

prior to 1824 thier was no popular vote for president, so washiton not only didnt win unanimously (john adam was runner up, becoming vice president) but at the time thier was no popular vote.

Link Posted: 10/30/2004 3:57:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By rainman:
draws maybe 75% of the popular vote? Have we ever had one? What kind of a man would it take to get that kind of a percentage?



NO not as long as we are a democratic republic, never been done never will be done. You get those kinds of wins in dictatorships not democratic republics.
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