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16th May '16 10:15:17 AM KoopaKid17
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the season 5 episode ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]'', Pipsqueak runs for class president against Diamond Tiara. Diamond's campaign is based on getting a huge statue of herself at the school; she resorts to blackmail and bribery to try to get votes. Pipsqueak's goal is to get new playground equipment to replace what was damaged or destroyed during Twilight's fight with Tirek in the season 4 finale, and runs a fair campaign (with the help of the Crusaders), which leads to him getting every vote but Diamond Tiara's (she votes for herself, naturally).

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the season 5 episode ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]'', Pipsqueak runs for class president against Diamond Tiara. Diamond's campaign is based on getting a huge statue of herself at the school; she resorts to blackmail and bribery to try to get votes. Pipsqueak's goal is to get new playground equipment to replace what was damaged or destroyed during Twilight's fight with Tirek in the season 4 finale, and runs a fair campaign (with the help of the Crusaders), which leads to him getting every vote but Diamond Tiara's (she votes for herself, naturally). Even ''[[BetaBitch Silver Spoon]]'' doesn't vote for her.
7th May '16 6:27:34 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Apr '16 10:11:21 PM aye_amber
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* At the end of ''Storm of Swords'', the third book of ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Night's Watch needs to vote for a new Lord Commander. They've spent nine days with about nine or so candidates and none even coming close to the necessary two-thirds of the votes. King Stannis demanded on the tenth day that the Night's Watch ''would'' choose a commander, or they wouldn't eat. Earlier that day, Sam convinced the two leading candidates to support [[spoiler: Jon Snow]], and his friend Edd offered [[spoiler: Jon]]'s name for consideration that night. On the tenth night of the voting, a ''very'' surprised [[spoiler: Jon Snow]] wins. By a ''lot''.

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* At the end of ''Storm of Swords'', the third book of ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Night's Watch needs to vote for a new Lord Commander. They've spent nine days with about nine or so candidates and none even coming close to the necessary two-thirds of the votes. King Stannis demanded on the tenth day that the Night's Watch ''would'' choose a commander, or they wouldn't eat. Earlier that day, Sam convinced the two leading candidates to support [[spoiler: Jon Snow]], and his friend Edd offered [[spoiler: Jon]]'s name for consideration that night. On the tenth night of the voting, a ''very'' surprised [[spoiler: Jon Snow]] wins. By a ''lot''.
11th Jan '16 1:29:19 PM DDRMASTERM
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** A major party winds up getting split between two factions, allowing another party to come up the middle and win easily. May or may not overlap with the above 2 types.

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** A major party winds up getting split between two factions, allowing another party to come up the middle and win easily. May or may not overlap with the above 2 types.party disintegration variant, above.
7th Jan '16 12:45:01 PM DDRMASTERM
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RealLife examples [[LandslideElection/RealLife have their own page]].

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7th Jan '16 9:49:30 AM DDRMASTERM
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** A major party winds up getting split between two factions, allowing another party to come up the middle and win easily. May or may not overlap with the above type.

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** A major party winds up getting split between two factions, allowing another party to come up the middle and win easily. May or may not overlap with the above type.2 types.
6th Jan '16 9:26:00 PM DDRMASTERM
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Because this deals with the results of elections, '''expect spoilers'''. Also, these are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on. Since these are so much more common in Real Life than in fiction, only truly ''exceptional'' real-life examples should be listed- it will vary depending on the electoral system in question, but ideally, shoot for a threshold of victory with ''at least'' 70% of the vote.

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Because this deals with the results of elections, '''expect spoilers'''. Also, these are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on. Since these are so much more common in Real Life than in fiction, only truly ''exceptional'' real-life examples should be listed- it will vary depending on the electoral system in question, but ideally, shoot for a threshold of victory with ''at least'' 70% of the vote.
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[[noreallife]]RealLife examples [[LandslideElection/RealLife have their own page]].
6th Jan '16 6:52:11 AM Nohbody
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Because this deals with the results of elections, '''expect spoilers'''. Also, these are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on. As such, NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.%%Also, since these are so much more common in RealLife than in fiction, only truly ''exceptional'' real-life examples should be listed- it will vary depending on the electoral system in question, but ideally, shoot for a threshold of victory with ''at least'' 70% of the vote.

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Because this deals with the results of elections, '''expect spoilers'''. Also, these are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on. As such, NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.%%Also, since Since these are so much more common in RealLife Real Life than in fiction, only truly ''exceptional'' real-life examples should be listed- it will vary depending on the electoral system in question, but ideally, shoot for a threshold of victory with ''at least'' 70% of the vote.




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* In ''[[TrailOfGlory 1828: The Arkansas War]]'' it's mentioned that no-one ever runs against the Arkansas Confederacy's founder Patrrick Driscol in the elections for the chieftaincy of the Arkansas chiefdom. This bothers Driscol to no end, since he is a fervent democrat and republican who hates everything that smacks of autocracy and at one point he punches out a man who jokingly refers to him as "The Laird of Arkansas".

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* In ''[[TrailOfGlory ''[[Literature/TrailOfGlory 1828: The Arkansas War]]'' it's mentioned that no-one ever runs against the Arkansas Confederacy's founder Patrrick Driscol in the elections for the chieftaincy of the Arkansas chiefdom. This bothers Driscol to no end, since he is a fervent democrat and republican who hates everything that smacks of autocracy and at one point he punches out a man who jokingly refers to him as "The Laird of Arkansas".



* The 2002 Presidential Election on ''TheWestWing'' was originally predicted to be close, but instead turned into a LandslideElection after President Bartlet ''[[CurbStompBattle eviscerated]]'' Governor Richie in the debate.

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* The 2002 Presidential Election on ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' was originally predicted to be close, but instead turned into a LandslideElection after President Bartlet ''[[CurbStompBattle eviscerated]]'' Governor Richie in the debate.
31st Dec '15 5:45:48 PM DDRMASTERM
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Then again, sometimes one side [[CurbStompBattle just plain gets clobbered]]. When that happens, you have a LandslideElection. If it's ''really'' one-sided, one might even call it a "[[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp Election]]". These are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on (as such, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease please don't list specific examples]]). When these type of elections occur, they generally fall under a few basic types:

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Then again, sometimes one side [[CurbStompBattle just plain gets clobbered]]. When that happens, you have a LandslideElection. If it's ''really'' one-sided, one might even call it a "[[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp Election]]". These are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on (as such, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease please don't list specific examples]]). When these type of elections occur, they generally fall under a few basic types:



Because this deals with the results of elections, '''expect spoilers'''. %%Also, since these are so much more common in RealLife than in fiction, only truly ''exceptional'' real-life examples should be listed- it will vary depending on the electoral system in question, but ideally, shoot for a threshold of victory with ''at least'' 70% of the vote.

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Because this deals with the results of elections, '''expect spoilers'''. Also, these are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on. As such, NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.%%Also, since these are so much more common in RealLife than in fiction, only truly ''exceptional'' real-life examples should be listed- it will vary depending on the electoral system in question, but ideally, shoot for a threshold of victory with ''at least'' 70% of the vote.
31st Dec '15 3:29:34 PM DDRMASTERM
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Then again, sometimes one side [[CurbStompBattle just plain gets clobbered]]. When that happens, you have a LandslideElection. If it's ''really'' one-sided, one might even call it a "[[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp Election]]". These are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on (as such, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease please don't list specific examples]]), but they generally fall under a few basic types:

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Then again, sometimes one side [[CurbStompBattle just plain gets clobbered]]. When that happens, you have a LandslideElection. If it's ''really'' one-sided, one might even call it a "[[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp Election]]". These are not ''at all'' uncommon in RealLife; the examples could go on and on (as such, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease please don't list specific examples]]), but examples]]). When these type of elections occur, they generally fall under a few basic types:
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