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Old 11-14-2018, 05:05 PM
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Actually, I can remember now (sorta-kinda, anyway): It was in November of 1980.

But this deserves an asterisk by it. (Why? Because the sitting president at that time--Gerald Ford--was never elected by the people. He was merely a stand-in for Richard Nixon--who resigned in disgrace in 1974.)
I’m confused by what you’re trying to describe. Ford won the Republican nomination in 1976 and lost to Carter. He did not run in 1980.
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I’m confused by what you’re trying to describe. Ford won the Republican nomination in 1976 and lost to Carter. He did not run in 1980.
You are correct. According to most sources, he considered a run in 1980--but ultimately decided against it. (In other words, he could have run again--but did not choose to do so.)
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This is not counting Green Party or Socialist Democrat Party (or any others)...

Looking for the actual number of registered Democrats running under the Democrat Party...

Some may back out 4 seconds after jumping in, or being "in" then "out" then "in" then "out" again, so we'll go with the specific number of candidates at the time of the first primaries (Monday, February 3rd, 2020...Iowa Caucus)...
I don't think the democrats would be stupid enough to run more than several people. They might end up with someone winning the primary who isn't their pick to be president and doesn't stand a chance at winning the general election. A dozen or so candidates can dilute or spread the votes out thin giving a crank candidate a better chance at winning the primary.
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A dozen or so candidates can dilute or spread the votes out thin giving a crank candidate a better chance at winning the primary.
True, look what happened in 2016 with the Republicans.
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True, look what happened in 2016 with the Republicans.
You're so right that Republican crank candidate got blown out in the general election too. Oh wait.
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True, look what happened in 2016 with the Republicans.
And republicans got lucky that people outside of California and New York loathed Clinton more than they did Trump.
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