1968 United States presidential election in Arizona Article

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 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 5 0 0
Popular vote 266,721 170,514 46,573
Percentage 54.8% 35.0% 9.6%

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County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 5, 1968. All fifty states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Arizona voters chose five electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Arizona was won by the Republican nominees, Richard Nixon of New York and his running mate Governor Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, Incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota and his running mate U.S. Senator Edmund Muskie of Maryland.

Nixon carried Arizona with 54.78 percent of the vote to Humphrey’s 35.02 percent, a victory margin of 19.76 percent.

Statewide Results

General election results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 266,721 54.78%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 170,514 35.02%
American Independent George Wallace 46,573 9.56%
DFL Eugene McCarthy 2,751 0.56%
Peace and Freedom Eldridge Cleaver 217 0.04%
Socialist Workers Fred Halstead 85 0.02%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 75 0.02%
Total votes 486,936 100%

Results by county

County Nixon# Nixon% Humphrey# Humphrey% Wallace# Wallace% Others# Others% Total votes cast
Apache 2,092 49.83% 1,668 39.73% 402 9.58% 36 0.86% 4,198
Cochise 7,619 45.59% 6,597 39.48% 2,393 14.32% 102 0.61% 16,711
Coconino 6,765 59.38% 3,504 30.76% 1,049 9.21% 74 0.65% 11,392
Gila 3,610 37.19% 4,831 49.77% 1,222 12.59% 43 0.44% 9,706
Graham 2,327 47.21% 1,726 35.02% 859 17.43% 17 0.34% 4,929
Greenlee 1,026 27.35% 2,434 64.89% 276 7.36% 15 0.40% 3,751
Maricopa 162,262 59.08% 86,204 31.39% 24,941 9.08% 1,244 0.45% 274,651
Mohave 3,208 51.64% 2,109 33.95% 883 14.21% 12 0.19% 6,212
Navajo 4,596 51.00% 2,930 32.51% 1,438 15.96% 48 0.53% 9,012
Pima 49,479 50.61% 39,786 40.70% 7,221 7.39% 1,280 1.31% 97,766
Pinal 6,883 42.37% 7,409 45.61% 1,869 11.50% 85 0.52% 16,246
Santa Cruz 1,702 48.17% 1,557 44.07% 242 6.85% 32 0.91% 3,533
Yavapai 8,296 58.44% 3,989 28.10% 1,837 12.94% 74 0.52% 14,196
Yuma 6,856 46.85% 5,770 39.43% 1,941 13.26% 66 0.45% 14,633
Totals 266,721 54.78% 170,514 35.02% 46,573 9.56% 3,128 0.64% 486,936

Notes

  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.

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1968 Presidential General Election Results – Arizona