United States presidential election in Oregon, 1968 Article

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United States presidential election in Oregon, 1968

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  Richard Nixon, official bw photo, head and shoulders.jpg HubertHumphrey.png George C Wallace.jpg
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 6 0 0
Popular vote 408,433 358,866 49,683
Percentage 49.8% 43.8% 6.1%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Oregon voters chose six [2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oregon was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon ( RCalifornia), with 49.83 percent of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey ( DMinnesota), with 43.78 percent of the popular vote. Independent candidate George Wallace finished with 6.06 percent of Oregon’s popular vote. [3] [4]

Results

United States presidential election in Oregon, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 408,433 49.83%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 358,866 43.78%
American Independent George Wallace 49,683 6.06%
Write-in 2,640 0.32%
Total votes 819,622 100%

Results by county

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Democratic
George Corley Wallace
Independent
Various candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Baker 3,311 52.93% 2,464 39.39% 480 7.67% 847 13.54% 6,255
Benton 11,654 61.29% 6,538 34.38% 749 3.94% 75 0.39% 5,116 26.90% 19,016
Clackamas 32,363 50.60% 27,939 43.68% 3,659 5.72% 4,424 6.92% 63,961
Clatsop 5,810 45.61% 6,243 49.01% 651 5.11% 34 0.27% -433 -3.40% 12,738
Columbia 4,208 38.09% 6,064 54.89% 728 6.59% 47 0.43% -1,856 -16.80% 11,047
Coos 8,230 39.40% 10,884 52.10% 1,767 8.46% 9 0.04% -2,654 -12.70% 20,890
Crook 1,727 47.88% 1,611 44.66% 256 7.10% 13 0.36% 116 3.22% 3,607
Curry 2,323 49.12% 1,934 40.90% 436 9.22% 36 0.76% 389 8.23% 4,729
Deschutes 5,599 49.86% 4,859 43.27% 738 6.57% 34 0.30% 740 6.59% 11,230
Douglas 13,410 51.40% 9,186 35.21% 3,433 13.16% 63 0.24% 4,224 16.19% 26,092
Gilliam 619 55.27% 436 38.93% 65 5.80% 183 16.34% 1,120
Grant 1,632 58.00% 934 33.19% 239 8.49% 9 0.32% 698 24.80% 2,814
Harney 1,617 56.58% 1,036 36.25% 197 6.89% 8 0.28% 581 20.33% 2,858
Hood River 2,597 48.84% 2,385 44.86% 323 6.07% 12 0.23% 212 3.99% 5,317
Jackson 19,577 56.19% 12,714 36.49% 2,446 7.02% 105 0.30% 6,863 19.70% 34,842
Jefferson 1,669 55.26% 1,160 38.41% 180 5.96% 11 0.36% 509 16.85% 3,020
Josephine 8,456 57.64% 4,351 29.66% 1,800 12.27% 64 0.44% 4,105 27.98% 14,671
Klamath 9,604 56.44% 5,629 33.08% 1,735 10.20% 49 0.29% 3,975 23.36% 17,017
Lake 1,538 61.40% 730 29.14% 229 9.14% 8 0.32% 808 32.26% 2,505
Lane 39,563 49.12% 34,521 42.86% 5,830 7.24% 635 0.79% 5,042 6.26% 80,549
Lincoln 5,031 47.02% 5,009 46.82% 659 6.16% 22 0.21% 10,699
Linn 12,604 51.90% 10,032 41.31% 1,648 6.79% 2,572 10.59% 24,284
Malheur 5,447 65.16% 2,021 24.17% 892 10.67% 3,426 40.98% 8,360
Marion 30,417 54.80% 22,327 40.23% 2,756 4.97% 2 0.00% 8,090 14.58% 55,502
Morrow 1,068 54.30% 797 40.52% 102 5.19% 271 13.78% 1,967
Multnomah 106,831 43.87% 124,651 51.19% 11,054 4.54% 982 0.40% -17,820 -7.32% 243,518
Polk 6,997 55.66% 4,961 39.46% 581 4.62% 32 0.25% 2,036 16.20% 12,571
Sherman 646 59.32% 384 35.26% 59 5.42% 262 24.06% 1,089
Tillamook 3,261 44.73% 3,609 49.50% 394 5.40% 27 0.37% -348 -4.77% 7,291
Umatilla 8,975 54.80% 6,402 39.09% 956 5.84% 46 0.28% 2,573 15.71% 16,379
Union 3,796 49.00% 3,409 44.00% 521 6.73% 21 0.27% 387 5.00% 7,747
Wallowa 1,527 55.69% 1,006 36.69% 194 7.08% 15 0.55% 521 19.00% 2,742
Wasco 3,842 46.26% 3,918 47.17% 514 6.19% 32 0.39% -76 -0.92% 8,306
Washington 34,105 56.99% 22,943 38.34% 2,566 4.29% 228 0.38% 11,162 18.65% 59,842
Wheeler 443 58.14% 292 38.32% 27 3.54% 151 19.82% 762
Yamhill 7,936 55.55% 5,487 38.41% 819 5.73% 43 0.30% 2,449 17.14% 14,285
Totals 408,433 49.83% 358,866 43.78% 49,683 6.06% 2,640 0.32% 49,567 6.05% 819,622

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. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1968 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results – Oregon". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1968". Retrieved May 26, 2017.