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|United States Presidential election, 1992|
|Novemeber 3, 1992|
|Nominee||Ronald Reagan||Jerry Brown|
|Running mate||Phil Gramm||Mario Cuomo|
|Election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Gramm (43), Blue denotes states won by Brown/Cuomo (7+D.C.).|
President before election
The Election of 1992 was the 52nd quadrennial presidenial election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1992. It saw incumbent Republican Ronald Reagan run for a fourth term, the first person to do so since FDR. His opponent was another former California governor Jerry Brown, who ran a very energetic campaign attacking Reagan as being too old to be president. Reagan, for his part, used his own powerfull oratory skills and humor to win over followers. On November 3, despite declining health, the now-81-year-old Reagan won another one of his trademark landslide victories, claiming all but 7 states with a difference of 448 electoral votes and a significant bulge in the popular vote as well. The next year, Reagan would come down hard with Alzheimer's Disease and be forced to resign due to it, resigning on March 20, 1993, two months into his fourth term. He remains the longest serving president, serving about one month longer than FDR did. This marked the beginning of a large movement rightward of the United States, leading to moderation of the Democratic Party and reinforcement of the Republican Party's conservative wing.