1964 United States presidential election in Alabama: Difference between revisions

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=== The removal of Johnson from the ballots ===
Wallace allowed the state [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party]] to place a set of unpledged Democratic electors on the ballot<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/03/alabama-expected-to-choose-electors-backed-by-wallace.html|title=Alabama Expected To Choose Electors Backed by Wallace|date=1964-05-03|work=The New York Times|access-date=2017-12-09|language=en-US|issn=0362-4331}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1964/10/21/flowers-attacks-wallace-democrats-prichmond-flowers/|title=Flowers Attacks Wallace Democrats|last=Denton|first=Herbert H.|date=October 21, 1964|website=The Harvard Crimson|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=2017-12-09}}</ref>, against the advice of some legal scholars<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.nytimes.com/1964/06/14/unpledged-votes-are-held-illegal.html|title=Unpledged Votes Are Held Illegal|date=1964-06-14|work=The New York Times|access-date=2017-12-09|language=en-US|issn=0362-4331}}</ref>, but after planning to run for Presidentpresident himself (as he would do in [[United States presidential election, 1968|1968]]) decided against this in July<ref>Rohler, Lloyd Earl; ''George Wallace: Conservative Populist'', p. 40 {{ISBN|0313311196}}</ref> and supported Republican nominee Barry Goldwater.<ref>Grimes, Roy; ‘Look Away, Look Away...’, ''[[The Victoria Advocate]]'', October 11, 1964, p. 4A</ref>
 
This was the third time a winning Presidentpresident-elect did not appear on the ballot in Alabama, following on from [[Abraham Lincoln]] in [[United States presidential election, 1860|1860]] and [[Harry S. Truman]] in [[United States presidential election in Alabama, 1948|1948]].
 
=== Popularity of Goldwater among White voters ===
 
== Milestones ==
{{As of|20182016|11|alt=As of the [[United States presidential election, 2016|2016 presidential election]]}}, this is the last election in which [[Sumter County, Alabama|Sumter County]], [[Greene County, Alabama|Greene County]], [[Wilcox County, Alabama|Wilcox County]], [[Lowndes County, Alabama|Lowndes County]], and [[Bullock County, Alabama|Bullock County]] voted for the Republican candidate, as well as the last time that Macon County did not vote for the Democratic candidate. Even with powerful opposition to TVA privatization, those northern counties voting against Goldwater did so by no more than twelve percent in Limestone County.<ref>David Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections; [http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/datagraph.php?year=1964&fips=1&f=0&off=0&elect=0 1964 Presidential General Election Data Graphs – Alabama]</ref>
 
This was the third occasion when a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] nominee carried Alabama, but the first outside of [[Reconstruction era of the United States|Reconstruction]] elections in [[United States presidential election, 1868|1868]] and [[United States presidential election, 1872|1872]], when [[Ulysses S. Grant]] carried the state. Despite Johnson’s landslide victory that year, winning 61.1 percent of the popular vote, the highest percentage to date, he also lost to Goldwater in four other previously solidly Democratic [[Southern United States|Southern states]] – [[United States presidential elections in Louisiana|Louisiana]], [[United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1964|Mississippi]], [[United States presidential elections in South Carolina|South Carolina]] and [[United States presidential election in Georgia, 1964|Georgia]].