George McGovern had two running mates in his 1972 campaign for the presidency. The first, Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, stepped aside after the Democratic Convention. In his place, Senator McGovern selected Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps and a former ambassador to France.Continue Reading
Approximately two weeks after the Democratic Convention in 1972, Senator Eagleton admitted that he had undergone electroshock therapy for mental illness during the 1960s. Despite continuing to support Eagleton after this revelation, McGovern accepted Eagleton's offer a few days later to have himself removed from the ticket.
McGovern and Shriver lost the November election by a margin of 61 percent to 37 percent.Learn more about Elections
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The New York State Board of Elections offers public information, voting information, election results and campaign finance information, among other things, on its website as of November 2015. To access any of this information, navigate to the Board of Elections home page, and click on the information being sought in the left sidebar.Full Answer >
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