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In 1984, the democratic presidential ticket featured the first female candidate for a major political party. Walter Mondale (1928-2021) selected the three-term New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011) as his vice-presidential running mate in an effort to shake up the system and gain ground on the Republican incumbents of Reagan and Bush.
Ultimately, Mondale and Ferraro were defeated soundly carrying only Mondale’s home state of Minnesota and Washington D.C., making it one of the worst electoral college losses in U.S. history.
Kennedy, L. (2020). Geraldine Ferraro’s 1984 VP Nomination Was Historic, But Failed to Clinch a Win. History.com. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/news/geraldine-ferraro-vice-presidential-candidate
Murse, T. (2020). The Most Lopsided Presidential Elections in US History. ThoughtCo.Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/landslide-presidential-elections-by-electoral-...