United States Presidential Election in Washington (state), 1968
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United States Presidential Election in Washington State , 1968
United States presidential election in Washington, 1968
Washington (state)
1964 November 5, 1968[1] 1972 ->
  HubertHumphrey.png Richard Nixon, official bw photo, head and shoulders.jpg George C Wallace.jpg
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 9 0 0
Popular vote 616,037 588,510 96,990
Percentage 47.2% 45.1% 7.44%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Washington was won by the Democratic candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, with 47.23% of the popular vote, against the Republican candidate, former Senator and Vice President Richard Nixon, with 45.12% of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace also appeared on the ballot, finishing with 7.44% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results

United States presidential election in Washington, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 616,037 47.23%
Republican Richard Nixon 588,510 45.12%
American Independent George Wallace 96,990 7.44%
Write-in 2,744 0.21%
Total votes 1,304,281 100%

References

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.

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