Nation 1980: Reagan Sweeps

Reagan Sweeps

And many new Republican faces win office too

Landslide. Yes, landslide—stunning, startling, astounding, beyond the wildest dreams and nightmares of the contending camps, beyond the furthest ken of the armies of pollsters, pundits and political professionals. After all the thousands of miles, the millions of words and dollars, the campaign that in newspapers across the land on the very morning of Election Day was still headlined TOO CLOSE TO CALL turned out to be a landslide. Half the election-watching parties in the nation were over before the guests arrived. The ponderous apparatus...

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