Is America Experiencing 1984 Presidential Election Deja Vu? | Kingsjester’s Blog

American presidential election held on November 6, 1984, in which Republican Ronald Reagan was elected to a second term, defeating Democrat Walter Mondale, a former U.S. vice president. Reagan won 49 states en route to amassing 525 electoral votes to Mondale’s 13—one of the biggest landslides in U.S. election history. The election was also notable for being the first time a major party had a woman on its ticket—Geraldine Ferraro, Mondale’s running mate. –

Are Americans about to witness history repeat itself?

Seth Masket is a political scientist at the University of Denver, specializing in political parties, state legislatures, campaigns and elections, and social networks. In an article posted on on August 21, 2018, he attempted to analyze Reagan’s 1984 landslide victory over Mondale.

In his article, he quotes from a post-election analysis by political scientist Marjorie Hershey…