Every Presidential Candidate’s Running Mate Since WWII

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Since the U.S. Constitution was first instituted, there have been 48 vice presidents. They’ve supported presidents in seeing the country through wars, economic expansions and contractions, a global pandemic—and much more.

A president’s success depends on the strength of their team, so it’s only natural that as second-in-command, the pick for a VP carries significant weight. In some cases, they can even make or break the race to secure a spot in the White House.

This infographic looks at the hand-picked running mates of presidential hopefuls since 1940, including the upcoming November 2020 elections.

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Every Presidential Candidate’s Running Mate Since WWII

Since the U.S. Constitution was first instituted, there have been 48 vice presidents. They’ve supported presidents in seeing the country through wars, economic expansions and contractions, a global pandemic—and much more.

A president’s success depends on the strength of their team, so it’s only natural that as second-in-command, the pick for a VP carries significant weight. In some cases, they can even make or break the race to secure a spot in the White House.

This infographic looks at the hand-picked running mates of presidential hopefuls since 1940, including the upcoming November 2020 elections.


First published: August 15, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: Wikipedia, U.S. House of Representatives, Library of Congress

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