A pay phone is said to be at Dupont Circle, but when shown has the United States Capitol in the close background. In reality, Dupont Circle is approximately 3 miles from the Capitol, more than 20 blocks, so the Capitol would not be visible from a location anywhere around Dupont Circle.
The negative campaign advertisement charges that "as Governor of Illinois Joseph Galbrain" voted to cut the Marines, Navy and Intelligence funding. As Governor, he would not have a vote in these matters - only House and Senate members do.
The film sets a General Presidential Election four months after President Sheridan is assassinated on Veterans Day, November 11th, circa March. Federal General Elections have been held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November since 1845, set by Act of Congress.