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Tom Turnipseed, Wallace Staff on
the '68 strategy

Tom Turnipseed Q:How did Wallace talk about the '68 strategy?

A: Well, of course, he's talking about winning in all his speeches, we're going to win the presidency. But the underlying strategy, the realistic strategy, was to tie up the electoral vote. In other words, nobody gets the majority and then if that happens, was on our Constitution, the election goes to the House of Representatives, and each of the 50 states has one vote. And Governor Wallace used to say that we would have more influence for our ideas and what our campaign stands for because they got to deal with us then. Whoever's going to be president has to sit down and negotiate and deal with us.

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