Women and Electoral Votes

In her speech, Sarah Palin raised both Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro as the McCain/Miss Wasilla 1984 ticket panders to the PUMA vote. Today’s trivia question: who was the first woman to receive an electoral vote? The answer is under the fold.

The first woman to receive an electoral vote was Toni Nathan, Libertarian Party candidate for president in 1972 when a rogue Republican elector, Roger McBride,  voted for the LP ticket of John Hospers and Toni Nathan as opposed to voting for Richard Nixon. McBride later became the Libertarian Party’s candidate for president in 1976.

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