1968 United States presidential election in North Dakota

The 1968 United States presidential election in North Dakota took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.[2]

1968 United States presidential election in North Dakota

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Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state New York[a] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 138,669 94,769 14,244
Percentage 55.9% 38.2% 5.8%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

North Dakota was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (Republican Party, California), with 55.94% of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey (Democratic Party, Minnesota), with 38.23% of the popular vote. Independent candidate George Wallace received 5.75% of the popular vote.[3][4] North Dakota was Nixon's fourth strongest state after Nebraska, Idaho and Utah.[5]

This is the last election in which North Dakota had four electoral college votes; it lost it's 2nd district due to reapportionment based on the 1970 Census.

ResultsEdit

1968 United States presidential election in North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 138,669 55.94%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 94,769 38.23%
Independent George Wallace 14,244 5.75%
Independent Fred Halstead 128 0.05%
Independent E. Harold Munn 38 0.02%
Write-ins Various candidates 34 0.01%
Total votes 247,882 100%

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although he was born in California and he served as a U.S. Senator from California, in 1968 Richard Nixon’s official state of residence was New York, because he moved there to practice law after his defeat in the 1962 California gubernatorial election. During his first term as president, Nixon re-established his residency in California. Consequently, most reliable reference books list Nixon's home state as New York in the 1968 election and his home state as California in the 1972 (and 1960) election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1968 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results – North Dakota". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1968". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "1968 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.