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 representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
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.
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- 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.
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