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1968 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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

United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1968

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Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York[a] Minnesota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 149,841 118,023
Percentage 53.3% 41.9%

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County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon

South Dakota was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), with 53.27% of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey (DMinnesota), with 41.96% of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace finished with 4.76% of the popular vote.[3][4]


United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 149,841 53.27%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 118,023 41.96%
American Independent George Wallace 13,400 4.76%
Total votes 281,264 100%


  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 - South Dakota". 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.