United States presidential election in Delaware, 1968 Article

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United States presidential election in Delaware, 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 3 0 0
Popular vote 96,714 89,194 28,459
Percentage 45.12% 41.61% 13.28%

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County Results
Nixon
  40-50%


President before election

Richard Nixon
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Richard Nixon won the state by 7,529 votes over Democrat Humbert Humphrey. Also running was Alabama Governor George Wallace on the "American Independent" ticket.

County Results

County Nixon % Humphrey % Wallace %
Kent 11,082 44.53% 9,055 36.38% 4,751 19.09%
New Castle 70,014 44.76% 68,468 43.77% 17,931 11.46%
Sussex 15,618 47.23% 11,671 35.30% 5,777 17.47%

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References

  1. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-04-27.

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.