US/1972 Presidential Election

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Date8 November 1972

In the 1972 United States presidential election...

Republican candidates

Democrat candidates

Overall, fifteen people declared their candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination. They were:[1][2]

Shooting of George Wallace

Alabama Governor George Wallace, an infamous segregationist who ran on a third-party ticket in 1968, did well in the South (winning nearly every county in the Florida primary) and among alienated and dissatisfied voters in the North.[3] What might have become a forceful campaign was cut short when Wallace was shot in an assassination attempt by Arthur Bremer on May 15. Wallace was struck by five bullets and left paralyzed from the waist down. The day after the assassination attempt, Wallace won the Michigan and Maryland primaries, but the shooting effectively ended his campaign, and he pulled out in July.


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