Nixon carried Wyoming with 55.76 percent of the vote to Humphrey’s 35.51 percent, a victory margin of 20.25 percent. Also on the ballot was former and future
Alabama Governor George Wallace of the
American Independent Party. Although Wallace carried five states in the South, he had only modest appeal in Wyoming. His performance was the best by any third-party candidate in Wyoming since
Robert La Follette senior won nearly a third of the vote in
1924, but nonetheless did not equal his vote share in the fellow Western States of Alaska, Idaho and Nevada.
^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.