History Main / LandslideElection

15th Oct '17 6:04:46 AM Bissek
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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, after the people of the newly liberated system of San Martin learn that the last commander of their pre-occupation Navy was among the people Honor liberated from Hades, Commodore Ramirez pretty much gets drafted into running for President. At which point all but one of the original candidates promptly withdraw. The one candidate to stay in the election did so to keep Ramirez from running unopposed as a matter of principle, and conceded the election after receiving less than 10% of the vote.
20th Sep '17 12:32:53 PM EDP
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* Happens in one of the ''Literature/DonCamillo'' short stories, when Peppone has to face re-election as mayor. It's in fact expected for him to lose this way, as the opposing candidate from the Christian Democracy party is supported by a massive propaganda effort while Peppone doesn't have the same support from the regional section of the Communist party... Then, on the eve of the election, Peppone asks the citizens of his small town to vote according on how well they think he did his job... And he apparently did such a good job that even don Camillo, the ''town priest'', votes for him, allowing him to win with a massive advantage.
18th Sep '17 2:34:00 AM jormis29
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** The Donald Trump expy beats Hilary Clinton with over 66% of the popular vote. Randy reacts [[PlanetOfTheApes as if he saw the Statue of Liberty in the sand]] and one guy shoots himself.

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** The Donald Trump expy beats Hilary Clinton with over 66% of the popular vote. Randy reacts [[PlanetOfTheApes [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes as if he saw the Statue of Liberty in the sand]] and one guy shoots himself.
10th Sep '17 2:19:57 PM tomandtish
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* Harry Turtledove ''Literature/Timeline191'' series (where the Confederacy won the Civil War) has at least two examples of this. The Socialist party came to power in the US in 1920, but after getting the blame for the Great Depression get curbstomped by the Democratic candidate in 1932. Similarly in the Confederacy, the Freedom Party (stand-in for the Nazi party which never existed in this universe) combine people's frustration with the Whigs, their own Depression issues, a healthy dose of racism, and some violence to overwhelmingly win in 1933.
12th Jul '17 4:11:11 PM BKelly95
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' were once given an assignment for History class in which they were required to run for class president. The school only gives them one vote (can you blame them?), but they briefly misinterpret the report to mean they lost by one vote.
2nd Jul '17 9:55:47 PM jormis29
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** And like in real life, the Donald Trump expy beats Hilary Clinton with over 66% of the popular vote. Randy reacts [[PlanetOfTheApes as if he saw the Statue of Liberty in the sand]] and one guy shoots himself.

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** And like in real life, the The Donald Trump expy beats Hilary Clinton with over 66% of the popular vote. Randy reacts [[PlanetOfTheApes as if he saw the Statue of Liberty in the sand]] and one guy shoots himself.
2nd Jul '17 9:22:02 PM kome360
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** And like in real life, the Donald Trump expy beats Hilary Clinton with over 66% of the popular vote. Randy reacts [[PlanetOfTheApes as if he saw the Statue of Liberty in the sand]] and one guy shoots himself.
12th Jun '17 11:35:20 AM needsanewhobby
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-> ''And the results are in: for Bob Terwiliger, 100%, and for Joe Quimby, 1%. And we remind you there is a 1% margin of error.''

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-> ''And the results are in: for "Sideshow" Bob Terwiliger, 100%, and for Joe Quimby, 1%. And we remind you there is a 1% margin of error.''
12th Jun '17 11:34:53 AM needsanewhobby
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-> ''And the results are in. For Bob Terwiliger, 100%. And for Joe Quimby, 1%. And we remind you there is a 1% margin of error.''

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-> ''And the results are in. For in: for Bob Terwiliger, 100%. And 100%, and for Joe Quimby, 1%. And we remind you there is a 1% margin of error.''
28th May '17 1:25:11 AM needsanewhobby
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-> ''And the results are in. For Bob Terwiliger, 100%. And for Joe Quimby, 1%. And we remind you there is a 1% margin of error.''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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