United States presidential election in Alabama, 1968
The United States presidential election in Alabama, 1968 was held on November 5, 1968.
Southern populist and segregationist candidate George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama running as a third party candidate with his American Independent Party, won his home state in a landslide. Wallace received the official Democratic Party ballot line in Alabama, while national Democratic Party nominee Hubert H. Humphrey was forced to run on the "National Democratic" party ballot line. 
Wallace won 65.86% to Democrat Hubert Humphrey's 18.72%, a 47.13% margin. Republican Richard Nixon, while narrowly winning the election nationally, finished a distant third in Alabama with only 13.99%.
Reflecting his statewide landslide, Wallace won 64 of the state's 67 counties. As African-Americans in the South were slowly gaining the right to vote as a result of federal civil rights legislation passed in 1964 and 1965, Wallace's weakest region was Alabama's Black Belt, where he won most counties with narrow majorities or pluralities. He lost three counties in this region, Sumter County, Green County, and Macon County, all with large black populations, to pro-civil rights candidate Hubert Humphrey. In black-majority Macon County, pro-civil rights Democrat Hubert Humphrey won a commanding landslide, taking 69.7% of the vote to Wallace's 25.4%, reflecting the deep divide between the state's white and black voter populations.
|Party||Nominee||Popular Vote||Percentage||Electoral Vote|
|Democrat (American Independent)||George Wallace||691,425||65.86%||10|
|National Democratic (Democratic)||Hubert Humphrey||196,597||18.72%||0|
- "1968 Presidential General Election Results - Alabama". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2014-09-02.