THE ELECTION: After the Landslide: Nixon's Mandate

THE rumble of the landslide was heard early. Even as the polls were closing down in the East, the first projections —68% for the President in Tennessee, 61% in Kentucky—began to delineate the proportions of Richard Nixon's political and personal triumph. By the end of the comparatively brief Election Night a few hours later, the President had all but 17 of the nation's 538 electoral votes, taking 49 states with 60.7% of the vote, v. 37.7% for George Mc-Govern. It was the greatest popular vote...

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