• Short Summary

    George Wallace, campaigning on a racial segregationist platform, defeated the incumbent Governor Albert Brewer in the Democratic primary election run - off for the governorship of Alabama on Wednesday (June 3).

  • Description

    George Wallace, campaigning on a racial segregationist platform, defeated the incumbent Governor Albert Brewer in the Democratic primary election run - off for the governorship of Alabama on Wednesday (June 3). This victory virtually assures Mr. Wallace of election in November as the Republican Party is not expected to nominate a candidate.

    Governor Brewer had led the initial Democratic Primary election, in May, by about 10.000 votes, but this was less than the required majority and a run-off election was necessary.

    Mr. Brewer, aged 41, succeeded George Wallace's wife Lurleen as Governor when she died in May, 1968.

    George Wallace was first elected Governor of Alabama in 1962 and in 1968 as an independent Presidential candidate he won five southern states.

    Mr. Wallace warned white Alabamans "if I lose this election, the black block vote will control politics in Alabama for the rest of our lifetimes."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MT4GJIXYUPFGC93THGUUAT2K
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MT4GJIXYUPFGC93THGUUAT2K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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