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U.S. Electoral College Landslides

Name the candidates who won or lost the U.S. Presidential election by the largest margins.
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Electoral Vote
Year
President
Opponent
132-0
1792
George Washington
none
69-0
1789
George Washington
none
231-1
1820
James Monroe
effectively none
523-8
1936
Franklin Roosevelt
Alf Landon
525-13
1984
Ronald Reagan
Walter Mondale
520-17
1972
Richard Nixon
George McGovern
162-14
1804
Thomas Jefferson
Charles Pinckney
212-21
1864
Abraham Lincoln
George B. McClellan
489-49
1980
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
486-52
1964
Lyndon Johnson
Barry Goldwater
472-59
1932
Franklin Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
457-73
1956
Dwight Eisenhower
Adlai Stevenson
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level 30
Nov 7, 2016
Crazy that Nixon did so well. I guess that might be part of why Watergate was such a big deal.
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level 76
Jan 8, 2017
A landslide electoral college victory isn't necessarily a landslide victory. A candidate can win 50% of the vote but do so very evenly, while the loser gets 47%-- across the board in every state, too. I doubt that would happen in today's polarized USA, however, the states are far less homogenous than they used to be.
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level 72
Jan 8, 2017
Would you also be able to add the actual percentages the winning and losing candidate got? It would be interesting to compare the actual vote numbers with the electoral vote numbers.
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level 30
Apr 3, 2017
Indeed, but winning 49/50 states is an incredible feat, regardless of the margin.
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level 58
May 19, 2017
good point
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level 43
May 19, 2017
Richard Nixon's victory in 1972 was massive, and it heralded a new political alignment where Republican candidates won every election from 1972-1988 in gigantic landslides except for Jimmy Carter's close victory over Gerald Ford 1976, which is an outlier because of Watergate. The reason for the GOP's dominance in that period is that the southern bloc that had been dependably Democratic from the days of Andrew Jackson finally abandoned the Democratic Party for good (so far) because LBJ signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act into law. The 1968 election was close because the formerly Democratic southern states may have left the Dems, but they didn't turn to the Republicans yet, instead running 3rd Party pro-segregation candidate George Wallace. By '72 the 'Solid South,' joined the GOP, where it remains, and it's why 3 elections from '72 and '84 are on this list, and just missing the cut is George H. W. Bush's dismantling of Michael Dukakis in 1988.
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level 63
May 19, 2017
That was fascinating to read. I'm not being snarky, either. I wasn't born when all that happened, and I hadn't really heard how/why things changed so dramatically. Thanks for the mini history lesson! :)
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level 52
May 19, 2017
Very interesting, indeed. Thumbs up!
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level 31
Mar 2, 2018
knowledge
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level 62
Jan 6, 2017
Thanks Mr. Beat for helping me learn about elections and much more. Didn't know a Youtube channel would help me to complete a quiz
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level 80
Jan 6, 2017
I think adding another minute would help this considerably.
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level 70
Jan 12, 2017
I agree. I thought that it was far too easy at first, but the opponents do take a decent bit of time to think of. Not that I would have gotten them all, but maybe 1 or 2 more.
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level 70
May 19, 2017
I agree.
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level 66
Jan 17, 2017
What about Trump? He absolutely destroyed Hillary this year in an electoral landslide. He had over 300 electoral votes. It was a very one sided election from the beginning
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level 83
Jan 27, 2017
Not sure what you're getting at, with 538 electors, over 300 is enough to win, but it's only 56.5%, hardly a landslide. Of the 58 elections since 1789, Trump comes in at 46--13th from the BOTTOM in percentage margin of victory.
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level 62
Apr 18, 2017
I think OP's comment was sarcasm.
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level 77
May 19, 2017
I hope you're joking. I know Trump has claimed that he had the biggest election victory in history, but of course everything he says is a lie or the product of ignorance, and his entire existence is one bad, sad, joke.
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level 77
May 19, 2017
oh man I thought this was going to be easy until I realized we had to name their opponents too
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level 77
May 19, 2017
should have gotten more of those than I did, though.
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level 58
May 19, 2017
I feel ya
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level 55
May 19, 2017
Seconded
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level 60
May 19, 2017
"I won by the biggest landslide! And I won the popular vote! And I had more then ten million people at my inauguration! Everyone agrees!" @TheRealDonaldTrump
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level 43
May 19, 2017
Greaf quiz idea!
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level 58
May 19, 2017
ditto: great idea. speaking from uk, amazed at size of victory for RR and Nixon.....but yeah share of the vote would be interesting too. Good job mate.
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level 72
May 19, 2017
These elections aren't listed in order of electoral votes! Bit confused what the order is.
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level 57
May 19, 2017
The order is as presented. There has not been a constant number of electoral votes over the centuries. If you went by vote totals, Washington wouldn't be on the list, even though his election was unanimous.
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level 67
May 19, 2017
It seems pretty clear that it's by whose opponent got the least electoral votes.
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level 78
May 19, 2017
No, it is by ratio, otherwise Jefferson would be one place higher.
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level 69
Jul 23, 2017
It will be a snowy day on a summer night before I remember Charles Pinckney. That's just not gonna stick.