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1968 Presidential Election


Richard M. Nixon vs Hubert Humphrey (November 5th, 1968)


Republican Richard Nixon's second attempt at the presidency was successful as he beat out Democratic challenger Hubert Humphrey and American Independent George Wallace.
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Richard Nixon (NY)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Spiro Agnew
Carried Home State (New York): No
Incumbent Status: No
301
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
32 of 50 states carried (64%)


31,783,783
Popular Vote (50.4%)
191
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
13 of 50 states carried (26%)


31,271,839
Popular Vote (49.6%)
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Hubert Humphrey (MN)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Edmund Muskie
Carried Home State (Minnesota): Yes
Incumbent Status: No




NOTES:
Former Vice President Richard Nixon earned his first nod for the Presidency as he defeated challenger Hubert Humphrey. George Wallace of Alabama ran in the race as an American Independent, claiming five states (denoted as orange) and 13.5% of the Popular Vote.


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 126 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 149 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 93 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 164 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Columbia)