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Officially declared candidates for the 1984 presidential election: 136

Officially declared candidates for the 1984 presidential election: 136

Campaign dollars expected to be spent for each vote cast in the 1984 presidential election: 3.38

Campaign dollars expected to be spent for each vote cast in the 1984 presidential election: 3.38

Percentage of Americans who say they daydream about being rich: 52

Percentage of Americans who say they daydream about being rich: 52

About being elected to political office: 6

About being elected to political office: 6

Number of general elections Walter Mondale has won when not running as an incumbent: 1

Number of general elections Walter Mondale has won when not running as an incumbent: 1

Write-in votes, in the 1985 Boise, Idaho, mayoral election, cast for Mr. Potato Head: 4

Write-in votes, in the 1985 Boise, Idaho, mayoral election, cast for Mr. Potato Head: 4

Number of votes Donald Duck received in the 1985 Swedish parliamentary elections: 291

Number of votes Donald Duck received in the 1985 Swedish parliamentary elections: 291

Number of U.S. states that have voted Republican in every presidential election since 1968: 23

Number of U.S. states that have voted Republican in every presidential election since 1968: 23

Number that have voted Democratic in every election since 1968: 0

Number that have voted Democratic in every election since 1968: 0

Percentage of 18- to 24-year-old whites who voted in congressional elections in 1986: 22

Percentage of 18- to 24-year-old whites who voted in congressional elections in 1986: 22

Percentage of 18- to 24-year-old blacks who voted: 25

Percentage of 18- to 24-year-old blacks who voted: 25

Number of candidates in the Philippines’ January regional elections who were murdered during the campaign: 39

Number of candidates in the Philippines’ January regional elections who were murdered during the campaign: 39

Members of Colombia’s Patriotic Union party who have been murdered since it was founded in 1985: 600

Members of Colombia’s Patriotic Union party who have been murdered since it was founded in 1985: 600

Number of the party’s 87 mayoral candidates who were murdered in the six months prior to the March elections: 29

Number of the party’s 87 mayoral candidates who were murdered in the six months prior to the March elections: 29

Number of presidential elections since 1964 in which the Democratic candidate won a majority of the white vote: 0

Number of presidential elections since 1964 in which the Democratic candidate won a majority of the white vote: 0

Number of the last 10 elections that were won by the nominee who gave the most optimistic convention speech: 9

Number of the last 10 elections that were won by the nominee who gave the most optimistic convention speech: 9

Number of the last 10 presidential elections that were won by the taller candidate: 8

Number of the last 10 presidential elections that were won by the taller candidate: 8

Chances that Dan Quayle will become president within the next eight years if George Bush is elected: 1 in 4

Chances that Dan Quayle will become president within the next eight years if George Bush is elected: 1 in 4

Percentage of Los Angelinos who voted for Mayor Tom Bradley in this year’s election: 5

Percentage of Los Angelinos who voted for Mayor Tom Bradley in this year’s election: 5

Total number of years served in prison by the members of Poland’s newly elected parliament: 117

Total number of years served in prison by the members of Poland’s newly elected parliament: 117

Number of the 1,614 electoral votes cast in presidential elections since 1980 that have gone to Republicans: 1,440

Number of the 1,614 electoral votes cast in presidential elections since 1980 that have gone to Republicans: 1,440

Percentage of all blacks who voted in the 1984 presidential election who were first-time voters: 11

Percentage of all blacks who voted in the 1984 presidential election who were first-time voters: 11

Estimated amount it will cost the Nicaraguan government to hold the elections scheduled for this month, per voter: $14

Estimated amount it will cost the Nicaraguan government to hold the elections scheduled for this month, per voter: $14

Average monthly income of a Nicaraguan: $25

Average monthly income of a Nicaraguan: $25

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