1968 United States presidential election in West Virginia

The 1968 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election. West Virginia voters chose seven[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1968 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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  Hubert Humphrey crop.jpg Richard Nixon portrait.jpg George C Wallace.jpg
Nominee Hubert Humphrey Richard Nixon George Wallace
Party Democratic Republican American Independent
Home state Minnesota New York[a] Alabama
Running mate Edmund Muskie Spiro Agnew Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 7 0 0
Popular vote 374,091 307,555 72,560
Percentage 49.6% 40.8% 9.6%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon

West Virginia was won by the Democratic candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, with 49.60% of the popular vote, against the Republican candidate, former Senator and Vice President Richard Nixon, with 40.78% of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace also appeared on the ballot, finishing with 9.62% of the popular vote.[3][4]


1968 United States presidential election in West Virginia
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 374,091 49.60%
Republican Richard Nixon 307,555 40.78%
American Independent George Wallace 72,560 9.62%
Total votes 754,206 100.00%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1968 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - West Virginia". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1968". Retrieved May 27, 2017.


  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.