Maps and Decisions Project
A Study of the voting patterns of each state for the past 10 Presidential
Elections. All maps were created using the popular votes each candidate
from the two major parties received. Click here
for full report.
Richard Nixon (R) and John F. Kennedy(D) faced off in the 1960 election.
This was the first year that the two presidential candidates had a
televised debate. The American people had the first opportunity to
see the candidates from the two major parties square off against each other
in a heated debate. Most viewers saw the young Kennedy looking much
more vibrant than Nixon. Since this year many Americans look
forward to the televised debates to hear the views of each candidate. Electoral
votes were split, Kennedy 303 - Nixon 219 (thrid party cand. Byrd got 15).
Barry Goldwater (R) and Lyndon Johnson (D) faced off in this election, Goldwater
was unable to secure much favor with the American people and Johnson had
a landslide victory. Electorla votes were: Johnson 486 to Goldwater 52.
Richard Nixon(R) and Hubert Humphrey(D) represent the two major parties for
this election. Third party candidate George Wallace, who ran on a platform
for segregation received up to 10% of the popular vote in many states. (click here to learn more about this election
). Nixon got 301 votes in the electoral college while Humphrey got 191 and Wallace 46.
Incumbent President Richard Nixon (R) defends his position against candidate
George McGovern. Nixon won in a landslide collecting 520 electoral
votes to McGovern's 17.
Jimmy Carter(D) and Gerald Ford (R) squared off for a close election. Carter
297 and Ford 240 electoral votes. This is the year the Republican support
is decidedly shifted to the Sunbelt states, take a look, what do you see.
Ronald Reagan(R) and Jimmy Carter(D). Electoral College was a landslide
victory. Reagan 489, Carter 49. This year also had a third party
candidate, John Anderson, click here
to learn more about his influence on this election.
Incumbent President Ronald Reagan(R) defends his seat against Walter Mondale
(D) in another landslide victory. Reagan earned 525 electoral votes
to Mondale's 13.
George Bush (R) squared off for the open President's seat against Michael
Dukakis. Bush won 426 electoral votes to Dukakis 111.
Bill Clinton (D) unseated incumbent President George Bush (R) to win this election.
Bob Dole (R) tried to unseat the incumbent President Bill Clinton (D).
George W. Bush (R) from Texas ran against then Vice-President Al Gore (D).
George W. Bush the son of former President George Bush won the election
making him and his father the second father and son team to have become President.
The first pair was John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams. As
a result, the former President George Bush is known to have nicknamed his
President son as "Quincy".
Click here to learn more about the 1968 elections
Click here to learn more about the 1980 election