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1968 United States presidential election in Wisconsin

The 1968 United States presidential election in Wisconsin was held on November 5, 1968. Wisconsin voters chose twelve electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 1968

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Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Home state New York[1] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 809,997 748,804 127,835
Percentage 47.9% 44.3% 7.6%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon

Wisconsin was won by Republican Party candidate Richard Nixon with 48% of the popular vote and winning the states twelve electoral votes.[2]


United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 1968
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 809,997 47.89% 12
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 748,804 44.27% 0
American Independent George Wallace 127,835 7.56% 0
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 1,338 0.08% 0
Socialist Workers Fred Halstead 1,222 0.07% 0
Totals 1,689,196 100.0% 12


  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.
  2. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - Wisconsin". Retrieved August 19, 2016.