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Wallace for President

George Wallace's political career included four bids for the presidency of the United States. In 1964, 1972, and 1976 he ran as a Democrat, failing three times to receive the party's nomination. In 1968, running as an American Independent, he was popular enough with voters to secure a nomination and enter the national race.

The following maps show the results of the 1964 and 1972 Democratic primaries and the 1968 presidential election. The results for Wallace's 1976 campaign are not included, as his popularity had diminished early in the race.

Democratic Primary (1964)
The Democratic party of 1964 pledged: "[that] peace should be the first concern of all government as it is the prayer of all menÉ; [to] continue all-out efforts through fully enforceable measures to halt and reverse the arms race and bring to an end the era of nuclear terrorÉ; [and to] carry out the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the greatest civil rights measure in the history of the American people."

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California
Unpledged delegates -- 100%


District of Columbia
Unpledged delegates -- 100%


Florida
Johnson -- 100%


Illinois
Johnson -- 91.6%
Wallace -- 4.2%
Robert F. Kennedy -- .9%
Others -- .9%


Indiana
Matthew E. Welsh -- 64.9%
Wallace -- 29.8%
Others -- 5.2%


Massachusetts
Johnson -- 73.4%
Robert F. Kennedy -- 19.1%
Lodge -- 2.7%
Edward M. Kennedy -- 1.5%
Wallace -- .7%
Adlai E. Stevenson -- .5%
Hubert H. Humphrey -- .4%
Others -- 1.7%


Maryland
Daniel B. Brewster -- 53.1%
Wallace -- 42.7%
Unpledged delegates -- 2.5%
Others -- 1.6%


Nebraska
Johnson -- 89.3%
Robert F. Kennedy -- 3.4%
Wallace -- 1.7%
Lodge -- 1.7%
Others -- 1.5%


New Hampshire
Lyndon B. Johnson -- 95.3%
Robert F. Kennedy -- 1.6%
Henry Cabot Lodge -- .9%
Richard M. Nixon -- .8%
Barry M. Goldwater -- .6%
Nelson A. Rockfeller -- .4%
Others -- .5%


New Jersey
Johnson -- 82.3%
Wallace -- 8.3%
Robert F. Kennedy -- 2.1%
Others -- 2.1%


Ohio
Albert S. Porter -- 100%


Oregon
Johnson -- 99.5%
Wallace -- .5%


Pennsylvania
Johnson -- 82.8%
Wallace -- 4.8%
Robert F. Kennedy -- 4.8%
William W. Scranton -- 3.2%
Lodge -- 2.5%
Others -- 2.5%


South Dakota
Unpledged delegates -- 100%


Wisconsin
John W. Reynolds -- 66.2%
George C. Wallace -- 33.8%


West Virginia
Unpledged delegates -- 100%


Totals
Unpledged delegates -- 43.3%
Johnson -- 17.7%
Wallace -- 10.8%
Reynolds -- 8.4%
Porter -- 7.9%
Welsh -- 6%
Brewster -- 4.3%
Robery F. Kennedy -- .5%
Henry Cabot Lodge -- .1%
Scranton -- .1%
Others -- .8%

 

Democratic Primary (1972)
The Democratic party of 1972 stated: "[W]ar is a waste of human life.... We will end that war by a simple plan that need not be kept secret: The immediate total withdrawal of all Americans from Southeast Asia.... [We are committed to] resuming the march toward equality; to enforcing the laws supporting court decisions and enacting new legal rights as necessary, to assuring every American true opportunity.... [We want to extend the] jurisdiction of the Civil Rights Commission to include denial of civil rights on the basis of sex...."

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California
McGovern -- 43.5%
Humphrey -- 38.6%
Wallace -- 7.5%
Chisholm -- 4.4%
Muskie -- 2%
Yorty -- 1.4%
McCarthy -- 1%
Jackson -- .8%
Lindsay -- .7%


District Of Columbia
Walter E. Fauntroy -- 71.8%
Unpledged delegates -- 28.2%


Florida
Wallace -- 41.6%
Humphrey -- 18.6%
Jackson -- 13.5%
Muskie -- 8.9%
John V. Lindsay -- 6.5%
McGovern -- 6.2%
Shirley Chisholm -- 3.5%
Eugene J. McCarthy -- .5%
Mills -- .4%
Hartke -- .2%
Yorty -- .2%


Illinois
Muskie -- 62.6%
McCarthy -- 36.6%
Wallace -- .6%
McGovern -- .3%
Humphrey -- .1%
Chisholm -- .1%


Indiana
Humphrey -- 47.1%
Wallace -- 41.2%
Muskie -- 11.7%


Massachusetts
McGovern -- 52.7%
Muskie -- 21.3%
Humphrey -- 7.9%
Wallace -- 7.4%
Chisholm -- 3.6%
Mills -- 3.1%
McCarthy -- 1.4%
Jackson -- 1.4%
Kennedy -- .4%
Lindsay -- .3%
Hartke -- .1%
Yorty -- .1%


Maryland
Wallace -- 38.7%
Humphrey -- 26.8%
McGovern -- 22.4%
Jackson -- 3.1%
Yorty -- 2.4%
Muskie -- 2.4%
Chisholm -- 2.2%
Mills -- .8%
McCarthy -- .8%
Lindsay -- .4%
Mink -- .1%


Michigan
Wallace -- 51%
McGovern -- 26.8%
Humphrey -- 15.7%
Chisholm -- 2.8%
Muskie -- 2.4%
Jackson -- .4%
Hartke -- .2%


North Carolina
Wallace -- 50.3%
Terry Sanford -- 37.3%
Chisholm -- 7.5%
Muskie -- 3.7%
Jackson -- 1.1%


Nebraska
McGovern -- 41.3%
Humphrey -- 34.3%
Wallace -- 12.4%
Muskie -- 3.6%
Jackson -- 2.7%
Yorty -- 1.8%
McCarthy -- 1.7%
Chisholm -- .9%
Lindsay -- .6%
Mills -- .2%
Kennedy -- .2%
Hartke -- .1%


New Hampshire
Edmund S. Muskie -- 46.4%
George S. McGovern -- 37.1%
Sam Yorty -- 6.1%
Wilbur D. Mills -- 4%
Vance Hartke -- 2.7%
Edward M. Kennedy -- 1.1%
Hubert H. Humphrey -- .4%
Henry M. Jackson -- .2%
George C. Wallace -- 1.8%
Others -- 1.8%


New Jersey
Chisholm -- 66.9%
Sanford -- 33.1%


New Mexico
McGovern -- 33.3%
Wallace -- 29.3%
Humphrey -- 25.9%
Muskie -- 4.2%
Jackson -- 2.8%
Chisholm -- 2.1%


Ohio
Humphrey -- 41.2%
McGovern -- 39.6%
Muskie -- 8.9%
Jackson -- 8.1%
McCarthy -- 2.1%


Oregon
McGovern -- 50.2%
Wallace -- 20%
Humphrey -- 12.5%
Jackson -- 5.4%
Kennedy -- 3.1%
Muskie -- 2.5%
McCarthy -- 2.2%
Mink -- 1.6%
Lindsay -- 1.2%
Chisholm -- .7%
Mills -- .3%


Pennsylvania
Humphrey -- 35.1%
Wallace -- 21.3%
McGovern -- 20.4%
Muskie -- 20.4%
Jackson -- 2.8%


Rhode Island
McGovern -- 41.2%
Muskie -- 20.7%
Humphrey -- 20.3%
Wallace -- 15.3%
McCarthy -- 1.3%
Jackson -- .6%
Mills -- .1%


South Dakota
McGovern -- 100%


Tennessee
Wallace -- 68.2%
Humphrey -- 15.9%
McGovern -- 7.2%
Chisholm -- 3.8%
Muskie -- 2%
Jackson -- 1.2%
Mills -- .5%
McCarthy -- .5%
Hartke -- .3%
Lindsay -- .3%
Yorty -- .1%


Wisconsin
McGovern -- 29.6%
Wallace -- 22%
Humphrey -- 20.7%
Muskie -- 10.3%
Jackson -- 7.8%
Lindsay -- 6.7%
McCarthy -- 1.4%
Chisholm -- .8%
Yorty -- .2%
Patsy T. Mink -- .1%
Mills -- .1%
Hartke -- .1%


West Virginia
Humphrey -- 66.9%
Wallace -- 33.1%


Totals
Humphrey -- 25.8%
McGovern -- 25.3%
Wallace -- 23.5%
Muskie -- 11.5%
McCarthy -- 3.5%
Jackson -- 3.2%
Chisholm -- 2.7%
Sanford -- 2.1%
Lindsay -- 1.2%
Yorty -- .5%
Mills -- .2%
Fauntroy -- .1%
Kennedy -- .1%
Hartke -- .1%
Mink -- .1%


Presidential Election (1968)
In 1968, Wallace's American Independent Party declared "the Federal Government has adopted so-called 'Civil Rights Acts,' particularly the one adopted in 1964, which have set race against race and class against class, all of which we condemn...." The party also advocated "educational opportunity for all people regardless of race, creed, color, economic or social status..." and believed "communities must be given the right to administer the affairs of their schools as they see fit without fear or threat or reprisal, economic or punitive, from the federal government...."

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Alabama
Nixon (Republican) -- 14%%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 18.7%%
Wallace (Independent) -- 65.9%


Alaska
Nixon (Republican) -- 45.3%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 42.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 12.1%


Arizona
Nixon (Republican) -- 54.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 35%
Wallace (Independent) -- 9.6%


Arkansas
Nixon (Republican) -- 30.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 30.4%
Wallace (Independent) -- 38.9%


California
Nixon (Republican) -- 47.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 44.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 6.7%


Colorado
Nixon (Republican) -- 50.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 41.3%
Wallace (Independent) -- 7.5%


Conn
Nixon (Republican) -- 44.3%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 49.5%
Wallace (Independent) -- 6.1%


Delaware
Nixon (Republican) -- 45.1%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 41.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 13.3%


Florida
Nixon (Republican) -- 40.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 30.9%
Wallace (Independent) -- 28.5%


Georgia
Nixon (Republican) -- 30.4%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 26.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 42.8%


Hawaii
Nixon (Republican) -- 38.7%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 59.8%
Wallace (Independent) -- 1.5%


Idaho
Nixon (Republican) -- 56.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 30.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 12.5%


Illinois
Nixon (Republican) -- 47.1%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 44.2%
Wallace (Independent) -- 8.5%


Indiana
Nixon (Republican) -- 50.3%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 38%
Wallace (Independent) -- 11.4%


Iowa
Nixon (Republican) -- 53%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 40.8%
Wallace (Independent) -- 5.7%


Kansas
Nixon (Republican) -- 54.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 34.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 10.2%


Kentucky
Nixon (Republican) -- 43.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 37.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 18.3%


Louisiana
Nixon (Republican) -- 23.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 28.2%
Wallace (Independent) -- 48.3%


Maine
Nixon (Republican) -- 43.1%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 55.3%
Wallace (Independent) -- 1.6%


Maryland
Nixon (Republican) -- 41.9%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 43.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 14.5%


Mass
Nixon (Republican) -- 32.9%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 63%
Wallace (Independent) -- 3.7%


Michigan
Nixon (Republican) -- 41.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 48.2%
Wallace (Independent) -- 10%


Minnesota
Nixon (Republican) -- 41.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 54%
Wallace (Independent) -- 4.3%


Mississippi
Nixon (Republican) -- 13.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 23%
Wallace (Independent) -- 63.5%


Missouri
Nixon (Republican) -- 44.9%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 43.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 11.4%


Montana
Nixon (Republican) -- 50.6%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 41.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 7.3%


Nebraska
Nixon (Republican) -- 59.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 31.8%
Wallace (Independent) -- 8.4%


Nevada
Nixon (Republican) -- 47.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 39.3%
Wallace (Independent) -- 13.2%


NH
Nixon (Republican) -- 52.1%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 43.9%
Wallace (Independent) -- 3.8%


NJ
Nixon (Republican) -- 46.1%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 44%
Wallace (Independent) -- 9.1%


NM
Nixon (Republican) -- 51.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 39.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 7.9%


NY
Nixon (Republican) -- 44.3%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 49.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 5.3%


No Carolina
Nixon (Republican) -- 39.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 29.2%
Wallace (Independent) -- 31.3%


No Dakota
Nixon (Republican) -- 55.9%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 38.2%
Wallace (Independent) -- 5.7%


Ohio
Nixon (Republican) -- 45.2%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 42.9%
Wallace (Independent) -- 11.8%


Oklahoma
Nixon (Republican) -- 47.7%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 32%
Wallace (Independent) -- 20.3%


Oregon
Nixon (Republican) -- 49.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 43.8%
Wallace (Independent) -- 6.1%


Penn
Nixon (Republican) -- 44%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 47.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 8%


RI
Nixon (Republican) -- 31.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 64%
Wallace (Independent) -- 4.1%


So Carolina
Nixon (Republican) -- 38.1%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 29.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 32.3%


So Dakota
Nixon (Republican) -- 53.3%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 42%
Wallace (Independent) -- 4.8%


Tennessee
Nixon (Republican) -- 37.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 28.1%
Wallace (Independent) -- 34%


Texas
Nixon (Republican) -- 39.9%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 41.1%
Wallace (Independent) -- 19%


Utah
Nixon (Republican) -- 56.5%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 37.1%
Wallace (Independent) -- 6.4%


VT
Nixon (Republican) -- 52.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 43.5%
Wallace (Independent) -- 3.2%


Virginia
Nixon (Republican) -- 43.4%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 32.5%
Wallace (Independent) -- 23.6%


Washington
Nixon (Republican) -- 45.1%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 47.2%
Wallace (Independent) -- 7.4%


West Virginia
Nixon (Republican) -- 40.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 49.6%
Wallace (Independent) -- 9.6%


Wisconsin
Nixon (Republican) -- 47.9%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 44.3%
Wallace (Independent) -- 7.6%


Wyoming
Nixon (Republican) -- 55.8%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 35.5%
Wallace (Independent) -- 8.7%


District of Columbia
Nixon (Republican) -- 18.2%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 81.8%
Wallace (Independent) --


TOTALS
Nixon (Republican) -- 43.4%
Humphrey (Democrat) -- 42.7%
Wallace (Independent) -- 13.5%

 

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