Note: This timeline is supposed to be crazy, so just sit back and enjoy.
After losing the Democratic primaries, Eugene McCarthy decides to run his own campaign. He campaigns like crazy, but never gets above 1% in the polls. George Wallace, the surprise Democratic nominee, is currently leading over Republican president Gerald Ford. Suddenly a scandal comes out about Wallace two weeks before the election. It is revealed that Wallace is a necrophiliac. He is caught digging up a grave in Massachusetts. When asked to comment, he says "I did to show those Yankees who's boss. I'd f**k any dead Yankee a** any day of the week. That's what I do, so deal with it." McCarthy immediately condmens Wallace's actions. He is the seen as the new moral candidate in the West. Ford, however, is quoted as saying "I don't think we should really criticize Wallace. Besides, we all have fetishes. I enjoy doing it in a bath tub filled with Pepto Bismol, so what's the big deal?"
On election day, McCarthy wins big, however no Vice-President is elected as McCarthy did not have a running mate. The Senate is deadlocked 50-50 on a Vice-President, so no VP is ever elected.
McCarthy: 44%, 295 electoral votes
Wallace/Maddox: 31%, 186 electoral votes
Ford/Dole: 25%, 57 electoral votes
In the aftermath of the election, the Senate and House stand as follows:
Independent "McCarthyists": 50
Independent "McCarthyists": 9
Due to new redistricting across the nation after the 1974 midterms, the Democrats have a new "Super Majority" as they call iit. Some of the absurd districts stretch from San Diego to San Francisco and from the Bronx to Hamilton.