The Election: The Election: Nov. 4, 1964

proved far more concerned about TVA and social security than the race issue, voted for L.B.J. He even carried Gary, Ind., where racial tensions were taut and Alabama's Governor George Wallace had scored heavily in a presidential primary. The Johnson landslide also destroyed Republican theories that there might be a large "silent vote" cast by conservatives who had not voted regularly before and who did not want to tell pollsters they planned to vote for Barry. Nor did large numbers of voters pass up the presidential race out of apathy or coolness toward...

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