United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1968 Article

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United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1968

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Nominee Hubert Humphrey Richard Nixon George Wallace
Party Democratic Republican American Independent
Home state Minnesota New York [a] Alabama
Running mate Edmund Muskie Spiro Agnew Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 621,561 556,721 76,650
Percentage 49.5% 44.3% 6.1%

Connecticut Presidential Election Results 1968.svg
County results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states and D.C. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut voted for the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, over the Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon of New York and American Independent candidate, Southern populist Governor George Wallace of Alabama. Humphrey's running mate was Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine, while Nixon ran with Governor Spiro Agnew of Maryland and Wallace's running mate was Curtis LeMay of California.

Humphrey carried Connecticut by a narrow margin of 5.16 percent.

Results

United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1968 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Hubert H. Humphrey 621,561 49.48% 8
Republican Richard Nixon 556,721 44.32% 0
American Independent George Wallace 76,650 6.10% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 1,300 0.10% 0
Totals 1,256,232 100.00% 8


References

  1. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-02-07.

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.