Almost unnoticed during the presidential campaign was the arrest of five men connected with nixon's re-election committee who had broken into the democratic party's national headquarters in the watergate apartment complex in washington, dc the watergate scandal ultimately proved to be nixon's undoing, and he. The election of 1972 in hindsight, the magnitude of richard nixon's reelection victory in 1972—the largest republican landslide of the cold war—leads some to ask why the president ever got involved in the watergate cover-up nixon won 49 out of 50 states, taking all but massachusetts he established an early lead over. November 8, 1972 richard milhous nixon yesterday won re-election as president of the united states in a landslide victory rivaling the greatest of american political history victorious in at least 47 states but facing continued democratic domination of both the house and senate, the 50 year-old chief. In january 1971 mcgovern announced his candidacy for the 1972 presidential election initially, most political observers assumed that the party's nominee would be sen edmund muskie of maine but mcgovern's team hoped to mount a serious challenge in new hampshire, which on march 7, 1972, would hold the first.
President richard nixon's personal photographer ollie atkins and the white house photo office team captured a slice of americana during the landslide re- election campaign despite a backdrop of social unrest, the vietnam war, and political rumblings and his people captured him back capturing the president and his. Maps that show which party won each state in any given presidential election are ubiquitous in american history textbooks they can be powerful visualizations, showing some broad regional patterns in voting yet by reducing tens of thousands or even many millions of votes in each state to a single value they wash away. The 2016 election is going to keep on getting dirtier the last time a presidential campaign was anything like this was in 1972: going into the new hampshire primary in february of that year, many pundits predicted the big winner would be hubert humphrey's 1968 running mate, democratic senator. The election of 1972 completed the reversal of republican and democratic fortunes from 1964, when the democrats had delivered to the republican party such a crushing blow that some observers questioned whether the two-party system would continue in 1972, it was shown clearly that there is a pendulum in politics,.
19—the democratic national committee voted to allocate 3,016 delegate votes at the 1972 convention on the basis of party vote in the last three presidential elections and each state's electoral college strength the committee also approved recommendations of the mcgovern commission on delegate selection and party. Presidential campaign & elections overviews & chronologies: 1972 by bonnie k goodman, ba, mlis overview election year: 1972 election day date: november 7, 1972 winning ticket: richard nixon, spiro agnew, republican 47168710 6067% 520 967% losing ticket(s): george mcgovern,.
Issues, candidates and partisan divisions in the 1972 american presidential election arthur h miller and warren e miller american presidential politics in the 1960s and early 1970s was marked by the kinds of forces that characterize a period of electoral instability these forces affected not only individual. Detailed national-level presidential election results for 1972.
Mr beat's band: mr beat on twitter: https://twitter com/beatmastermatt donate to mrbeat for prizes:. The death of george mcgovern has got people thinking again about the 1972 presidential election in salon, joan walsh gives what might be called the extreme “journalistic” view of that contest: in 1972 the populist war hero was destroyed by richard nixon's dirty tricks and democrats' self-destructive fear. The first article in this series profiled new york newspaper publisher horace greeley, who lost the election of 1872 to ulysses grant so badly that he went insane now let's fast-forward exactly a century to another epic loss, the fascinating story of george mcgovern's 1972 bid against president richard.
The united states presidential election of 1972 was the 47th quadrennial united states presidential election it was held on november 7, 1972 the democratic party's nomination was eventually won by senator george mcgovern, who ran an anti-war campaign against incumbent republican president richard nixon, but. This is about the truth of it, sadly yet even knowing all that, we re-elected him in a landslide what does that say about us. Watergate: there was a break-in, a failed cover-up, and a president who resigned but president richard nixon did stayed in office for more than two years after the incident so why didn't watergate have a direct impact on his re-election the early part of the watergate cover-up was actually successful and.
But above all it shows that a combination of nixon and wallace voters - whose common interest is race - can achieve in a presidential election what mr nixon has called his american majority mr nixon captured democratic pennsylvania and illinois, a state which has a long record of voting with the winner. President richard nixon wins an overwhelming victory in the us presidential elections for a second term in the white house. Richard m nixon, george mcgovern state, total votes, republican, democrat votes, %, ev, votes, %, ev alabama, 1,006,111, 728,701, 724, 9, 256,923, 255 alaska, 95,219, 55,349, 581, 3, 32,967, 346 arizona, 622,926, 402,812, 647, 6, 198,540, 319 arkansas, 651,320, 448,541, 689, 6, 199,892.