American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell won at least 6,312 votes — more than 1 percent of the total ballots cast — in his unsuccessful bid for the Governorship of Virginia.
Surprise was voiced in some quarters that Rockwell, whose Nazism is notorious throughout the state, was able to poll that many votes when right-wing Virginians rallied behind the Conservative Party’s William J. Story, a militant segregationist and member of the John Birch Society. Mr. Story obtained at least 69,348 votes. The election was won by Lt. Gov. Mills E. Godwin by a comfortable margin.
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