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That Wacky Redhead : Electoral Results and Political Events

The changing results of elections in this timeline. Where results are not listed, they can be assumed to have gone as IOTL.


United States

Presidential

Note that 270 electoral votes are required for a majority in the Electoral College.

1968

Democratic: Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota/Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine: 43.62%, 275 electoral votes

Republican: Former Vice-President Richard M. Nixon of California/Governor Spiro T. Agnew of Maryland: 42.39%, 199 electoral votes

American Independent: Governor George Wallace of Alabama/Retired General Curtis T. LeMay of California: 13.85%, 64 electoral votes

1972

Democratic: President Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota/Vice-President Edmund Muskie of Maine: 44.84%, 276 electoral votes

Republican: Governor Nelson Rockfeller of New York/Governor Daniel J. Evans of Washington: 42.74%, 219 electoral votes

American: Governor George Wallace of Alabama/Representative John G. Schmitz of California: 11.86%, 45 electoral votes

1976

Republican: Former Governor Ronald Reagan of California/Senator Charles Mathias of Maryland: 50.81%, 450 electoral votes

Democratic: Vice-President Edmund Muskie of Maine/Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas: 41.16%, 67 electoral votes

American: Senator Lester Maddox of Georgia/Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina: 7.03%, 21 electoral votes

Congressional

Note that a majority in the Senate is 51 seats; a majority in the House of Representatives is 218 seats.

1970

Senate: 53 Democrats, 45 Republicans, 1 Conservative (caucusing with Republicans), 1 Independent (caucusing with Democrats).

1972

Senate: 48 Democrats, 48 Republicans, 1 American, 1 Conservative (caucusing with Republicans), 2 Independents (caucusing with Democrats).

House: 220 Democrats, 204 Republicans, 11 Americans.

1974

Senate: 55 Republicans, 39 Democrats, 3 Americans, 1 Conservative (caucusing with Republicans), 2 Independents (caucusing with Democrats).

House: 253 Republicans, 164 Democrats, 18 Americans.

1976

Senate: 62 Republicans, 34 Democrats, 3 Americans, 1 Independent (caucusing with Democrats).

House: 259 Republicans, 158 Democrats, 18 Americans.

United Kingdom

Parliamentary

1970

Note that 316 seats are required for a majority in the House of Commons.

Labour won 45.59% of the vote, and 329 seats.

The Conservatives won 44.16% of the vote, and 291 seats.

The Liberals won 7.24% of the vote, and 6 seats.

The Scottish National Party won 1.01% of the vote, and 1 seat.

Other parties (all in Northern Ireland) won 3 seats.

Harold Wilson was returned as Prime Minister, becoming the first to lead the Labour Party through three successive election victories. Tory leader Edward Heath, who had suffered two consecutive defeats, was forced out of his own party leadership in 1971, becoming the first Conservative leader never to become Prime Minister. He was replaced by William Whitelaw.

1974

Note that 318 seats are required for a majority in the House of Commons.

The Conservatives won 47.17% of the vote and 389 seats.

Labour won 35.64% of the vote, and 224 seats.

The Liberals won 13.36% of the vote, and 12 seats.

The Scottish National Party won 2.04% of the vote, and 4 seats.

Plaid Cymru won 0.51% of the vote, and 2 seats.

Other parties (all in Northern Ireland) won 4 seats.

William Whitelaw defeated incumbent Prime Minister Harold Wilson in a landslide victory; the 14.9 million ballots cast for Conservative candidates marked a record for most total votes received by any party in British history.

Consultatory

Canada

Federal

1972

Note that 133 ridings are required for a majority in the House of Commons.

The Progressive Conservatives won 37.31% of the popular vote, and 123 ridings.

The Liberals won 36.42% of the popular vote, and 92 ridings.

The New Democrats won 17.32% of the popular vote, and 28 ridings.

Social Credit won 8.01% of the popular vote, and 19 ridings.

Independents won 2 ridings.

Tory leader Robert Stanfield defeated Liberal incumbent PM Pierre Trudeau, forming the first PC government since 1963.

1974

Note that 133 ridings are required for a majority in the House of Commons.

The Progressive Conservatives won 42.18% of the popular vote, and 142 ridings.

The Liberals won 29.11% of the popular vote, and 64 ridings.

The New Democrats won 17.59% of the popular vote, and 31 ridings.

Social Credit won 10.61% of the popular vote, and 27 ridings.

Robert Stanfield was returned as Prime Minister, forming a majority government.

Provincial

Quebec

See Also

timelines/elections_and_politics_that_wacky_redhead.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/10 15:41 by petike