United States presidential election in Maryland, 1968 Article

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United States presidential election in Maryland, 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 10 0 0
Popular vote 538,310 517,995 178,734
Percentage 43.59% 41.94% 14.47%

Maryland Presidential Election Results 1968.svg
County results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The United States presidential election in Maryland, 1968 was held on November 5th, 1968. Hubert Humphrey won the state by 20,315 votes against Richard Nixon and by 359,576 votes against George Wallace. [1]

It was the home state of Republican vice presidential nominee Spiro Agnew, who was the sitting Governor of Maryland at the time of the election.

References

  1. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-04-24.

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.