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George McGovern, War Critic Routed by Nixon, Dies at 90

George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate whose opposition to the Vietnam War and mistake-prone campaign led to his 1972 loss to Richard Nixon in one of the biggest electoral landslides in U.S. history, has died at the age of 90.

McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. this morning at a hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, surrounded by family and friends, according to an e-mailed statement from his family. His family said on Oct. 15 that he had moved to the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, following several health problems in the previous year.