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Oct 18, 2004 11:18 am

Third-Party Electoral Votes

According to CNN,"The last third-party candidate to receive an Electoral College vote was George Wallace in 1968." Is this true? I thought Hospers received one electoral vote in 1972, but maybe I'm wrong. Anyone know?

UPDATE: Reader Gil Guillory pointed me towards this evidence that I was right and CNN got it wrong. Hospers did indeed get an electoral vote in '72. For bonus points, can anyone get CNN to correct their web site?

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Aeon J. Skoble - 10/19/2004

And those numbskulls still haven't corrected their web page. So much for truth and objectivity.

David T. Beito - 10/19/2004

As a result, Hospers' vice presidential candidate, Tonie Nathan, became the first woman (prior to Geraldine Ferraro) in American history to receive an electoral vote.