Friday, October 21, 2016

Nationally, Nixon prevailed — 31.7 million votes to 31.2 million votes for Humphrey. I didn't realize it was that close. I wasn't following politics closely at the time. All I remember was LJB's speech about how he wouldn't run. I didnt get involved in politics until 1970.

The article is a sermon against voting 3rd party, for Johnson or Stein. But in 1968,
the majority of 3rd party voters did not have HHH as the second choice. Nixon would have had a landslide in a two way race.

As a Johnson voter, Hillary is not my second choice. Johnson represents a principled alternative for conservatives or republicans who have reservations about Trump. Either Johnson or Stein represents a principled alternative for liberal voters who have reservations about re-electing the Clintons to a third term.

NomineeRichard NixonHubert HumphreyGeorge Wallace
PartyRepublicanDemocraticAmerican Independent
Home stateNew York[2]MinnesotaAlabama
Running mateSpiro AgnewEdmund MuskieCurtis LeMay
Electoral vote30119146
States carried3213 + DC5
Popular vote31,783,78331,271,8399,901,118

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