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Elections in The 70sELECTION OF 1972President Richard Nixon told a reporter the day McGovern is nominated is the day the election is over He was right Nixon got 60 of the popular vote and 520 electorial votes Early PrimariesMuskie the front runner wanted the nomination early He was committed to run in the first eight primaries Many popular Democratic politicians wanted to endorse him His strategy called for every day campaigning He was in a different state every day but the first primary was not a good surprise to him He only got 46 of the vote with McGovern close behind with 37 Richard Nixon did not even enter the state and got 67 of the Republican vote Since there were 11 names on the democratic ballot no one could win 50 of Floridas vote George Wallace took 42 Senator Humphrey with 18 Senator Jackson had 13 Muskie with only 9 and few noticed McGovern with 6 Muskie is EliminatedThe way Muskie was campaigning made it so that he was not able to fail in Wisconsin but Wallace found a new topic to campaign on the property tax McGovern identified the issue but Humphrey and Muskie did not realize the topic and then at the speeches before the primaries in Wisconsin Wallace slapped it to them McGoverns campaign organization paid off He took 30 of the vote Wallace was next with 22 of the vote Humphrey third with 20 Muskie had 10 Then on April 25 Musky finished fourth and hey left the race with dignity Wallace is Shot In May a twisted young man named Arthur Bremer came up to Wallace in a shopping center while he was close to wining the Maryland primary Bremer shot him four times Bremer said that he just wanted to shoot someone in order to make himself famous Wallace was paralyzed from the waist down While he was sick most of the people that voted for him
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