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Elections Through History

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1916 General Election

Fairbanks: 57.4% 490 (wins rest)

Wilson: 37.1% 41 (wins Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina)

Benson: 3.6%

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1918:

President Fairbanks has died and VP Ford has become President.  He announced that he will not be seeking the Presidency in the next election.  This announcement opened up the primaries on both sides. 

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1920:

Republicans: All default on Republicans are running

Democrats: All default Democrats except Palmer, Marshall, Davis, Glass, and Meredith are on.

Socialist: Debs is running again.

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Republicans:

Coolidge gets the nomination with 38% and 498 delegates. Hoover is his VP.

Democrats: 

Smith wins in a contested convention.  Cox is the VP.

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General Election

Coolidge: 54% 429 EVs

Smith: 42% 102 EVs (wins Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia)

Debs: 4%

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1924:

With Coolidge very popular, the general election matchup is between Coolidge, Smith, and Debs.

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1924 result

Coolidge: 67.1% 468 EVs

Smith: 31.6% 63 EVs (wins Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina) (lost Alabama by 1.5%)

Debs: 1.3%

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1928 election:

Hoover has been nominated after being picked as Coolidge's successor.  No one dared oppose him because of his predecessor's popularity.

Smith has been re-nominated by the Democrats because of the slim chance of beating Hoover.

Thomas is the Socialist candidate, but they have been greatly weakened.

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1928 election:

Hoover: 69.5% 488 EVs (wins rest)(lost Georgia by 2.2%)

Smith: 29.4% 43 EVs (wins Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina)

Thomas: 1%

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1932 election:

All default Republicans are on.

All default Democrats are on except Baker.

Socialists do not have a candidate.

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Republican Primaries

Hoover: 93.3% 957 delegates

Blaine: 4% 18 delegates (wins Wisconsin; received 4 delegates from Alabama)

France: 2.7% 6 delegates (3 delegates from West Virginia and New Jersey)

Smith withdraws from the Democratic race and becomes Hoover's VP candidate.

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Democratic Primaries

Roosevelt is nominated on the first ballot nd chooses Garner as his VP.  The Socialist Party endorsed this ticket as well which makes many wonder whether the parties will merge sometime soon.

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1932:

Hoover: 60.7% 449

Roosevelt: 39.3% 82 (wins Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina)

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11 minutes ago, jvikings1 said:

1932:

Hoover: 60.7% 449

Roosevelt: 39.3% 82 (wins Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina)

How, oh, how, does Hoover win over FDR, especially with that margin of victory, in 1932? Did he disenfranchise 85-90% of eligible voters?

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43 minutes ago, Patine said:

How, oh, how, does Hoover win over FDR, especially with that margin of victory, in 1932? Did he disenfranchise 85-90% of eligible voters?

The VP exploit helped a ton

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54 minutes ago, Patine said:

How, oh, how, does Hoover win over FDR, especially with that margin of victory, in 1932? Did he disenfranchise 85-90% of eligible voters?

Hoover got 48-state ads for only $13 each when he had millions of dollars.

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15 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

Hoover got 48-state ads for only $13 each when he had millions of dollars.

Ads helped me turn it into a landslide, but the VP exploit put it at a Republican/Hoover advantage.

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