United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1968 Article

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 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 29 0 0
Popular vote 2,259,405 2,090,017 378,582
Percentage 47.59% 44.02% 7.97%

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania took place on November 5, 1968, and was part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Voters chose 29 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, over the Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon. Humphrey won Pennsylvania by a margin of 3.57%. A third-party candidate, former Alabama Governor George Wallace, played a significant role by winning 7.97% of the vote. This marked the first election since 1948 that a presidential candidate won the national election without carrying Pennsylvania. That did not happen again until 2000. This was also the first election that a Republican candidate was elected without carrying the state.

Results

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1968 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 2,259,405 47.59% 29
Republican Richard Nixon 2,090,017 44.02% 0
American Independent George Wallace 378,582 7.97% 0
Peace and Freedom Dick Gregory 7,821 0.16% 0
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 4,977 0.10% 0
Militant Workers Fred Halstead 4,862 0.10% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 2,264 0.05% 0
Totals 4,747,928 100.0% 29
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered) 65%/85%

Results by county

Hubert H. Humphrey
Democratic
Richard M. Nixon
Republican
George C. Wallace
American Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 5,993 31.70% 11,303 59.78% 1,579 8.35% 32 0.17% -5,310 -28.08% 18,907
Allegheny 364,906 51.12% 264,790 37.09% 79,776 11.18% 4,345 0.61% 100,116 14.03% 713,817
Armstrong 13,921 45.86% 14,132 46.56% 2,256 7.43% 44 0.14% -211 -0.70% 30,353
Beaver 45,396 55.34% 28,264 34.46% 7,974 9.72% 394 0.48% 17,132 20.89% 82,028
Bedford 4,725 28.61% 10,482 63.46% 1,301 7.88% 10 0.06% -5,757 -34.85% 16,518
Berks 49,877 45.79% 50,623 46.48% 8,093 7.43% 331 0.30% -746 -0.68% 108,924
Blair 15,803 32.72% 28,780 59.59% 3,644 7.55% 69 0.14% -12,977 -26.87% 48,296
Bradford 6,373 30.26% 13,308 63.20% 1,347 6.40% 30 0.14% -6,935 -32.93% 21,058
Bucks 57,634 40.24% 69,646 48.63% 15,211 10.62% 720 0.50% -12,012 -8.39% 143,211
Butler 19,415 42.87% 21,618 47.73% 4,139 9.14% 119 0.26% -2,203 -4.86% 45,291
Cambria 41,225 52.08% 33,280 42.05% 4,485 5.67% 160 0.20% 7,945 10.04% 79,150
Cameron 1,104 35.73% 1,822 58.96% 159 5.15% 5 0.16% -718 -23.24% 3,090
Carbon 10,634 49.28% 9,954 46.13% 952 4.41% 39 0.18% 680 3.15% 21,579
Centre 11,163 39.13% 15,865 55.61% 1,389 4.87% 110 0.39% -4,702 -16.48% 28,527
Chester 32,606 33.25% 56,073 57.19% 9,142 9.32% 230 0.23% -23,467 -23.93% 98,051
Clarion 5,341 37.03% 8,077 56.00% 981 6.80% 24 0.17% -2,736 -18.97% 14,423
Clearfield 12,369 42.41% 14,471 49.62% 2,252 7.72% 71 0.24% -2,102 -7.21% 29,163
Clinton 6,301 46.65% 6,563 48.59% 625 4.63% 19 0.14% -262 -1.94% 13,508
Columbia 8,187 36.83% 12,202 54.89% 1,797 8.08% 43 0.19% -4,015 -18.06% 22,229
Crawford 11,345 40.19% 14,991 53.11% 1,832 6.49% 58 0.21% -3,646 -12.92% 28,226
Cumberland 15,467 28.93% 32,908 61.54% 4,893 9.15% 204 0.38% -17,441 -32.62% 53,472
Dauphin 25,480 31.15% 48,394 59.17% 7,534 9.21% 380 0.46% -22,914 -28.02% 81,788
Delaware 106,695 40.05% 133,777 50.21% 25,051 9.40% 913 0.34% -27,082 -10.16% 266,436
Elk 6,886 49.02% 6,193 44.09% 945 6.73% 22 0.16% 693 4.93% 14,046
Erie 51,604 51.68% 43,134 43.20% 4,868 4.88% 241 0.24% 8,470 8.48% 99,847
Fayette 34,340 57.76% 18,921 31.83% 5,984 10.07% 205 0.34% 15,419 25.94% 59,450
Forest 669 33.91% 1,172 59.40% 129 6.54% 3 0.15% -503 -25.49% 1,973
Franklin 11,451 32.54% 19,146 54.40% 4,557 12.95% 41 0.12% -7,695 -21.86% 35,195
Fulton 1,174 29.55% 2,200 55.37% 592 14.90% 7 0.18% -1,026 -25.82% 3,973
Greene 8,198 56.93% 5,099 35.41% 1,094 7.60% 10 0.07% 3,099 21.52% 14,401
Huntingdon 4,128 30.83% 8,276 61.82% 962 7.19% 22 0.16% -4,148 -30.98% 13,388
Indiana 12,175 41.70% 14,899 51.03% 2,078 7.12% 44 0.15% -2,724 -9.33% 29,196
Jefferson 6,839 37.28% 10,214 55.67% 1,278 6.97% 16 0.09% -3,375 -18.40% 18,347
Juniata 2,321 33.76% 4,039 58.76% 507 7.38% 7 0.10% -1,718 -24.99% 6,874
Lackawanna 66,297 57.96% 44,388 38.80% 3,538 3.09% 168 0.15% 21,909 19.15% 114,391
Lancaster 29,870 27.58% 69,953 64.59% 8,194 7.57% 290 0.27% -40,083 -37.01% 108,307
Lawrence 21,027 48.78% 18,360 42.60% 3,635 8.43% 81 0.19% 2,667 6.19% 43,103
Lebanon 9,529 28.01% 21,832 64.16% 2,584 7.59% 80 0.24% -12,303 -36.16% 34,025
Lehigh 44,033 46.15% 47,255 49.53% 3,900 4.09% 220 0.23% -3,222 -3.38% 95,408
Luzerne 79,040 55.13% 57,044 39.79% 6,857 4.78% 439 0.31% 21,996 15.34% 143,380
Lycoming 16,888 38.76% 23,830 54.70% 2,761 6.34% 87 0.20% -6,942 -15.93% 43,566
McKean 6,326 35.93% 10,506 59.67% 745 4.23% 30 0.17% -4,180 -23.74% 17,607
Mercer 22,814 46.46% 23,131 47.11% 3,033 6.18% 127 0.26% -317 -0.65% 49,105
Mifflin 5,681 38.65% 8,133 55.33% 859 5.84% 25 0.17% -2,452 -16.68% 14,698
Monroe 6,946 39.14% 9,465 53.33% 1,267 7.14% 69 0.39% -2,519 -14.19% 17,747
Montgomery 102,464 39.30% 141,621 54.32% 15,599 5.98% 1,048 0.40% -39,157 -15.02% 260,732
Montour 2,239 37.47% 3,289 55.04% 438 7.33% 10 0.17% -1,050 -17.57% 5,976
Northampton 42,554 54.47% 32,033 41.00% 3,276 4.19% 267 0.34% 10,521 13.47% 78,130
Northumberland 17,013 40.60% 22,366 53.38% 2,456 5.86% 64 0.15% -5,353 -12.78% 41,899
Perry 2,944 27.14% 6,655 61.34% 1,222 11.26% 28 0.26% -3,711 -34.21% 10,849
Philadelphia 525,768 61.85% 254,153 29.90% 63,506 7.47% 6,690 0.79% 271,615 31.95% 850,117
Pike 1,617 27.93% 3,719 64.23% 441 7.62% 13 0.22% -2,102 -36.30% 5,790
Potter 1,860 29.34% 4,019 63.40% 451 7.11% 9 0.14% -2,159 -34.06% 6,339
Schuylkill 34,982 45.64% 37,194 48.53% 4,381 5.72% 88 0.11% -2,212 -2.89% 76,645
Snyder 1,993 21.05% 6,784 71.64% 676 7.14% 16 0.17% -4,791 -50.60% 9,469
Somerset 11,515 37.24% 17,511 56.63% 1,845 5.97% 50 0.16% -5,996 -19.39% 30,921
Sullivan 1,035 36.06% 1,629 56.76% 200 6.97% 6 0.21% -594 -20.70% 2,870
Susquehanna 4,364 31.10% 8,705 62.04% 929 6.62% 34 0.24% -4,341 -30.94% 14,032
Tioga 3,488 25.16% 9,298 67.07% 1,065 7.68% 12 0.09% -5,810 -41.91% 13,863
Union 2,178 23.64% 6,422 69.69% 581 6.30% 34 0.37% -4,244 -46.06% 9,215
Venango 8,319 37.90% 12,323 56.14% 1,262 5.75% 45 0.21% -4,004 -18.24% 21,949
Warren 6,368 39.88% 8,889 55.67% 676 4.23% 35 0.22% -2,521 -15.79% 15,968
Washington 47,805 56.26% 28,023 32.98% 9,016 10.61% 124 0.15% 19,782 23.28% 84,968
Wayne 3,176 26.94% 7,827 66.39% 754 6.40% 33 0.28% -4,651 -39.45% 11,790
Westmoreland 81,833 54.98% 52,206 35.08% 14,436 9.70% 364 0.24% 29,627 19.91% 148,839
Wyoming 2,366 29.12% 5,207 64.09% 539 6.63% 12 0.15% -2,841 -34.97% 8,124
York 33,328 35.69% 51,631 55.30% 8,054 8.63% 358 0.38% -18,303 -19.60% 93,371
Totals 2,259,405 47.59% 2,090,017 44.02% 378,582 7.97% 19,924 0.42% 169,388 3.57% 4,747,928

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. ^ David Leip. "1968 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-25.