Last night, a show on MSNBC identified George Wallace, the one-time segregationist governor of Alabama and 4-time presidential candidate, as a Republican, despite his long-time affiliation with the Democrats. He ran as an independent in the 1972 campaign, during which he was shot and wounded by a would-be assassin. As a result, he was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and would die in 1998.
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I've known about politicians who change parties during their lifetime, most of them, it seems, from Democrat to Republican. But this is the first time I've heard of one making that switch 15 years after his death.