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The Johnson Landslide

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426447_1
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United States
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1964  (Actual Year)
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00:00:25 - 00:06:13
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1730
037-089-01
President Lyndon Baines Johnson swamps Senator Barry Morris Goldwater to be elected 36th President of The United States. The voice of the People was heard in the land, sixty-eight million people going to the polls to choose the man who will lead them during the next four crucial years. Mr Johnson receives more than 61% of the popular vote and 486 electoral votes to Senator Goldwater's 52. It was an election that has political scientists wondering. Party lines were crossed, some local candidates ran ahead of the national tickets and split tickets were obviously common. Robert F. Kennedy, who came to New York to run, is elected Senator. His brother, Edward, is re-elected Senator from Massachusetts. Pierre Salinger, former White House Press Secretary, goes down to defeat at the hands of GOP candidate George Murphy in California. Thus it went, from coast-to-coast. Now, as usual, a nation split by a campaign will reunite itself behind it President. President Lyndon Baines Johnson standing at the podium delivering a speech. "I know that this is more than a victory of party or person. It is a tribute to the program that was begun by our beloved President, John F Kennedy. (Applause) It is a mandate for unity, for a government that serves no special interest, no business government, no labor government, no foreign government, no one faction no one group, but a government that is a servant of all the people." People going to the poles to cast their votes behind drawn curtains. People dropping their ballots into a ballot box. A farm. Older lady with white hair wearing a hairnet with a small black bow and polka dots. People inside a poling place. Texas "Johnson City" Home Town of Lyndon B. Johnson. Poling Place and people waiting outside for President and Lady Bird Johnson to arrive. President and Lady Bird casting their votes. President Johnson wearing a big smile. President Johnson and Lady Bird outside the poling place with many political fans around them. Phoenix, Arizona Barry Goldwater standing in line waiting to cast his vote. Senator Goldwater signing the voter's registration book at the poling place. Barry Goldwater going into a voting booth, he comes out giving the peace sign. Senator Goldwater standing among the people of Phoenix. New York, Ny A voting booth showing Robert F Kennedy on the ballot. Downtown New York City with all the bright lights. Republican Senator Keating. Crowd applauding Senator Keating. Robert Kennedy stepping up to the podium to give his acceptance speech. A large billboard showcasing Senator Edward Kennedy for re-election. Senator Edward Kennedy laying stomach down on a gurney. Senator Kennedy, his wife Joan and two children. California George Murphy defeats a former Kennedy aid. Exterior shot - Capitol Building summer day. All kinds of ethnic groups of people standing in line getting ready to cast their vote. Two African women dropping their votes into a ballot box. Washington, DC Exterior shot - White House, fountains in the pond are turned on, summer. President Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey
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