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?
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.