Lloyd W. Bailey

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American faithless elector

Why Is Lloyd W. Bailey Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Lloyd W. Bailey was a faithless elector, physician and ophthalmologist from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, who achieved notoriety during the 1968 U.S. presidential election when, on December 16, 1968, he became the 145th faithless elector in the history of the United States Electoral College. Because of Bailey's vote, Nixon received 301 electoral votes instead of the expected 302 electoral votes; Bailey's vote did not affect the outcome of the election.

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