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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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RealLife examples [[index]]
[[LandslideElection/RealLife Real Life examples 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.




[[noreallife]]



* 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:
31st Dec '15 9:44:48 AM 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.

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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.
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:

*The election was held in [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny a state where the elections are just for show]], and only serve to confirm that the current [[EvilOverlord despot]] or [[TheConspiracy despots]] are [[VillainWithGoodPublicity supported by "the people"]].
*In places with functioning multiparty democratic systems...
**A party normally in strong contention nominates a more [[KnightTemplar radical]] or [[IncorruptiblePurePureness philosophically principled]] candidate, whose proposals are too far out of the mainstream to garner much public support. He is then thoroughly clobbered by a more [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids pragmatic]] opponent. Sometimes, however, this defeat is instrumental in securing a victory in some future election; the idealist candidate "rallies the troops", and gets them excited about politics again.
**One candidate is so strong and so popular (sometimes because of a war effort) that the opposition has no chance whatsoever, even though said opposition would probably win against a generic candidate. Often, the main opposition will decline to run against the candidate, or even support it, leaving minor parties to try (and fail) to win.
**The main opposition party disintegrates due to internal dissension and a general lack of organisation and purpose. One party will win all the major elections until a viable replacement for the opposition can be found.
**The party which has been governing for the past few years has been doing a ''spectacularly'' cruddy job, or at least many people ''believe'' that they have. In an election that most people think is long-overdue, the electorate decides to "Throw the Bums Out" in a big way.
**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.
**No particular problem or political issue caused it; it's just that one candidate has a ''crippling'' lack of [[TheCharmer charisma]] and [[UnaccustomedAsIAmToPublicSpeaking oratorical ability]], and possesses [[LackOfEmpathy zero ability to connect with the voters]].
30th Dec '15 1:58:52 AM Omeganian
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** "The Dod Ate My Homework": Larke wins the title of the Midnight Ball Princess 82 votes against one. Leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny once Bianca realizes not even Wilshire voted for her.

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** "The Dod Dog Ate My Homework": Larke wins the title of the Midnight Ball Princess 82 votes against one. Leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny once Bianca realizes not even Wilshire voted for her.
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