Biden won the presidency with 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 232. Biden won the popular vote by 7 million votes, but as has often been noted, Biden’s Electoral College victory rested on a total of 43,809 votes in Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin.
Compare that to Roosevelt’s victories. In 1932, Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover by an electoral total of 472 to 59. (At that time, 266 votes were needed for victory.) In 1936, Roosevelt was re-elected, over Republican Alf Landon, by an electoral vote of 523 to 8. (Yes, Landon got all of eight electoral votes, by winning Vermont and Maine.)
Johnson was elected in 1964, over Republican Barry Goldwater, by an electoral vote of 486 to 52.
Then there were FDR’s and LBJ’s congressional majorities. They were huge. In 1932, the year of Roosevelt’s election, Democrats won 313 seats in the House. In 1934, they won 322. In 1936, the…