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1968 United States presidential election in Illinois

The 1968 United States presidential election in Illinois was held on November 5, 1968. Republican candidate Richard Nixon won the state of Illinois by a narrow margin of 2.93 percentage points.[1]

United States presidential election in Illinois, 1968

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Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Home state New York[a] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 26 0 0
Popular vote 2,174,774 2,039,814 390,958
Percentage 47.08% 44.15% 8.46%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon


  1. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Retrieved December 27, 2016.


  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.