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Wallace helped Reagan get elected, and Reagan ended desegregation in return. He also escalated the war in Vietnam. You think war on drugs was bad in our time line? Imagine war on drugs with a segregationist party running the southern states.

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On 10/21/2020 at 9:43 PM, Zenobiyl said:

Wallace helped Reagan get elected, and Reagan ended desegregation in return. He also escalated the war in Vietnam. You think war on drugs was bad in our time line? Imagine war on drugs with a segregationist party running the southern states.

So do all the Northern Democrats side with Wallace or Reagan?

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12 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

So do all the Northern Democrats side with Wallace or Reagan?

Depends on the state. Northern Democrats turned on LBJ after horrendous failure in Vietnam, and without a leftist (or even centrist) candidate left they had to pick the lesser of two evils. Liberal-ish states like Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin backed Reagan as he wasn’t as “overt” in his stances. Conservative-ish states like Maryland, Ohio, and Indiana sided with Wallace as he won poor whites by huge margins. There was no huge advantage in the midwest area, however. Pretty much every state was won with a plurality. Indiana and Maryland, for instance, only went to Wallace by extremely small margins.

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