Monday, June 15, 2009

Did Nixon Secretly Provide Support to La Raza Unida Party?

Good question. This document* doesn't answer the question, but it does raise it.

The obvious motive: split the Democratic Party vote in 1972. But having a motive isn't proof, even if Chuck Colson requested that this document be kept from the public, thereby preventing its release for decades. Has research been done on this topic before? I don't know. Just something I stumbled upon in the archive that raised an eyebrow.

*Box 3, folder 42, Contested Materials: White House Special Files, Nixon Library-Yorba Linda, National Archives and Records Administration

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