1968 United States presidential election in Utah Article

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United States presidential election in Utah, 1968

←  1964 November 5, 1968 [1] 1972 →
  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 4 0 0
Popular vote 238,728 156,665 26,906
Percentage 56.49% 37.07% 6.37%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Utah was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon ( RCalifornia), with 56.49 percent of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey ( DMinnesota), with 37.07 percent of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace performed decently, finishing with 6.37 percent of the popular vote. [3] [4] By outpolling Humphrey in arch-Republican Kane County, Wallace became the first third-party candidate to finish even second in any non-Southern county since 1936 when William Lemke finished ahead of Alf Landon in the North Dakota counties of Burke, Divide, Mountrail, Towner and Williams. [5]

With 56.49% of the popular vote, Utah would prove to be Nixon's third strongest state in the 1968 election after Nebraska and Idaho [6].

Results

United States presidential election in Utah, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 238,728 56.49%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 156,665 37.07%
American Independent George Wallace 26,906 6.37%
Peace and Freedom Eldridge Cleaver 180 0.04%
Socialist Workers Party Fred Halstead 89 0.02%
Total votes 422,568 100%

Results by county

Richard M. Nixon
Republican
Hubert H. Humphrey
Democratic
George C. Wallace
American Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Beaver 989 50.87% 795 40.90% 158 8.13% 2 0.10% 194 9.98% 1,944
Box Elder 7,680 65.71% 3,093 26.46% 907 7.76% 8 0.07% 4,587 39.25% 11,688
Cache 11,906 68.81% 4,327 25.01% 1,050 6.07% 20 0.12% 7,579 43.80% 17,303
Carbon 2,618 36.17% 4,344 60.01% 271 3.74% 6 0.08% -1,726 -23.84% 7,239
Daggett 152 52.23% 97 33.33% 42 14.43% 0 0.00% 55 18.90% 291
Davis 20,658 60.60% 10,624 31.17% 2,787 8.18% 18 0.05% 10,034 29.44% 34,087
Duchesne 1,733 61.15% 858 30.28% 243 8.57% 0 0.00% 875 30.88% 2,834
Emery 1,223 50.89% 1,019 42.41% 161 6.70% 0 0.00% 204 8.49% 2,403
Garfield 1,033 69.47% 314 21.12% 139 9.35% 1 0.07% 719 48.35% 1,487
Grand 1,435 60.88% 707 30.00% 215 9.12% 0 0.00% 728 30.89% 2,357
Iron 3,337 66.59% 1,157 23.09% 514 10.26% 3 0.06% 2,180 43.50% 5,011
Juab 1,201 53.95% 907 40.75% 118 5.30% 0 0.00% 294 13.21% 2,226
Kane 814 71.72% 147 12.95% 174 15.33% 0 0.00% 640 [b] 56.39% 1,135
Millard 2,318 66.06% 971 27.67% 220 6.27% 0 0.00% 1,347 38.39% 3,509
Morgan 1,020 59.89% 551 32.35% 130 7.63% 2 0.12% 469 27.54% 1,703
Piute 411 64.42% 167 26.18% 60 9.40% 0 0.00% 244 38.24% 638
Rich 525 70.28% 183 24.50% 39 5.22% 0 0.00% 342 45.78% 747
Salt Lake 101,942 54.03% 77,247 40.94% 9,323 4.94% 151 0.08% 24,695 13.09% 188,663
San Juan 1,393 59.66% 680 29.12% 262 11.22% 0 0.00% 713 30.54% 2,335
Sanpete 3,304 62.20% 1,696 31.93% 307 5.78% 5 0.09% 1,608 30.27% 5,312
Sevier 3,190 67.24% 1,167 24.60% 384 8.09% 3 0.06% 2,023 42.64% 4,744
Summit 1,782 62.37% 961 33.64% 113 3.96% 1 0.04% 821 28.74% 2,857
Tooele 3,422 41.39% 4,250 51.41% 592 7.16% 3 0.04% -828 -10.02% 8,267
Uintah 3,034 65.64% 1,145 24.77% 437 9.45% 6 0.13% 1,889 40.87% 4,622
Utah 29,226 59.01% 16,629 33.57% 3,666 7.40% 7 0.01% 12,597 25.43% 49,528
Wasatch 1,611 60.95% 941 35.60% 86 3.25% 5 0.19% 670 25.35% 2,643
Washington 3,226 64.52% 975 19.50% 796 15.92% 3 0.06% 2,251 45.02% 5,000
Wayne 511 62.85% 248 30.50% 54 6.64% 0 0.00% 263 32.35% 813
Weber 27,034 52.82% 20,465 39.98% 3,658 7.15% 25 0.05% 6,569 12.83% 51,182
Totals 238,728 56.49% 156,665 37.07% 26,906 6.37% 269 0.06% 82,063 19.42% 422,568

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.
  2. ^ In this county where Wallace ran second ahead of Humphrey, the margin given is that between Nixon and Wallace.

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1968 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - Utah". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1968". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 339, 343 ISBN  0405077114
  6. ^ "1968 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.