United States presidential election in Wyoming, 1968 Article

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United States presidential election in Wyoming, 1968

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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 3 0 0
Popular vote 70,927 45,173 11,105
Percentage 55.8% 35.5% 8.7%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in Wyoming took place on November 5, 1968. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Wyoming voters chose three electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Wyoming was won by the Republican nominees Richard Nixon of New York and his running mate Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota and his running mate Edmund Muskie of Maine.

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.

With 55.76% of the popular vote, Wyoming would prove to be Nixon's fifth strongest state in the 1968 election after Nebraska, Idaho, Utah and North Dakota [1].

Statewide Results

General election results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 70,927 55.76%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 45,173 35.51%
American Independent George Wallace 11,105 8.73%
Total votes 127,205 100.00%

Results by county

County Nixon# Nixon% Humphrey# Humphrey% Wallace# Wallace% Total votes cast
Albany 4,422 48.71% 4,079 44.93% 578 6.37% 9,079
Big Horn 2,771 64.07% 1,201 27.77% 353 8.16% 4,325
Campbell 1,694 66.67% 558 21.96% 289 11.37% 2,541
Carbon 2,532 44.77% 2,725 48.18% 399 7.05% 5,656
Converse 1,658 69.61% 492 20.65% 232 9.74% 2,382
Crook 1,240 71.55% 318 18.35% 175 10.10% 1,733
Fremont 5,417 57.64% 3,093 32.91% 888 9.45% 9,398
Goshen 2,719 57.65% 1,529 32.42% 468 9.92% 4,716
Hot Springs 1,273 59.38% 705 32.88% 166 7.74% 2,144
Johnson 1,737 73.85% 398 16.92% 217 9.23% 2,352
Laramie 9,824 46.80% 9,519 45.35% 1,649 7.86% 20,992
Lincoln 2,030 57.01% 1,246 34.99% 285 8.00% 3,561
Natrona 10,679 57.19% 5,900 31.59% 2,095 11.22% 18,674
Niobrara 1,136 76.24% 250 16.78% 104 6.98% 1,490
Park 4,677 65.56% 1,852 25.96% 605 8.48% 7,134
Platte 1,613 54.36% 1,035 34.88% 319 10.75% 2,967
Sheridan 5,163 61.22% 2,659 31.53% 612 7.26% 8,434
Sublette 1,152 68.25% 310 18.36% 226 13.39% 1,688
Sweetwater 2,726 36.60% 4,086 54.85% 637 8.55% 7,449
Teton 1,419 69.25% 461 22.50% 169 8.25% 2,049
Uinta 1,510 52.36% 1,199 41.57% 175 6.07% 2,884
Washakie 2,038 64.01% 948 29.77% 198 6.22% 3,184
Weston 1,497 63.08% 610 25.71% 266 11.21% 2,373
Totals 70,927 55.76% 45,173 35.51% 11,105 8.73% 127,205

References

  1. ^ "1968 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html

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.