United States presidential election in California, 1968

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United States presidential election in California, 1968
California
1964 ←
November 5, 1968
→ 1972

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Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Home state California Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 40 0 0
Popular vote 3,467,664 3,244,318 487,270
Percentage 47.82% 44.74% 6.72%

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County Results
  Humphrey—50-60%
  Humphrey—<50%
  Nixon—<50%
  Nixon—50-60%
  Nixon—60-70%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in California refers to how California participated in the 1968 United States presidential election. California narrowly voted for the Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, over the Democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

This is the last presidential election where the Republican candidate carried Santa Cruz County by a majority of the popular vote, although Republicans in the elections of 1972 and 1980 carried the county by plurality.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 3,467,664 47.82% 40
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 3,244,318 44.74% 0
American Independent George Wallace 487,270 6.72% 0
Peace and Freedom Eldridge Cleaver 27,707 0.38% 0
No party Eugene McCarthy (write-in) 20,721 0.29% 0
No party Dick Gregory (write-in) 3,230 0.04% 0
No party Henning A. Blomen (write-in) 341 0.00% 0
No party Charlene Mitchell (write-in) 260 0.00% 0
No party E. Harold Munn (write-in) 59 0.00% 0
No party Write-ins 17 0.00% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 7,251,587 100.00% 40
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County Nixon Votes Humphrey Votes Wallace Votes Others Votes
Mono 64.28% 1,130 26.45% 465 8.87% 156 0.40% 7
Orange 63.14% 314,905 29.85% 148,869 6.62% 33,034 0.38% 1,899
Sutter 59.57% 8,665 31.79% 4,624 8.44% 1,228 0.19% 28
Alpine 59.29% 150 32.81% 83 7.91% 20 0.00% 0
Butte 56.68% 22,225 32.87% 12,887 9.92% 3,891 0.53% 208
San Diego 56.26% 261,540 36.07% 167,669 7.17% 33,340 0.50% 2,314
Inyo 54.45% 3,641 34.60% 2,314 10.68% 714 0.27% 18
Glenn 53.91% 3,848 34.55% 2,466 11.32% 808 0.22% 16
Santa Barbara 53.59% 50,068 40.21% 37,565 5.44% 5,083 0.75% 704
Imperial 52.91% 10,818 36.59% 7,481 10.27% 2,100 0.23% 47
Riverside 52.90% 83,414 38.78% 61,146 7.88% 12,432 0.43% 678
Modoc 52.43% 1,713 38.69% 1,264 8.69% 284 0.18% 6
Tulare 52.17% 29,314 39.47% 22,180 8.15% 4,580 0.20% 115
Calaveras 52.16% 3,042 36.59% 2,134 11.03% 643 0.22% 13
Colusa 51.58% 2,361 40.59% 1,858 7.52% 344 0.31% 14
Nevada 51.39% 6,061 39.06% 4,607 9.14% 1,078 0.41% 48
Ventura 51.35% 59,705 41.11% 47,794 7.08% 8,234 0.45% 528
San Luis Obispo 51.27% 19,420 41.78% 15,828 6.38% 2,416 0.57% 217
Santa Cruz 50.79% 25,365 41.03% 20,492 6.94% 34,65 1.25% 622
Monterey 50.16% 33,670 42.10% 28,261 7.15% 4,800 0.59% 393
San Bernardino 50.07% 111,974 39.99% 89,418 9.47% 21,187 0.46% 1,037
Marin 50.05% 41,422 43.84% 36,278 4.59% 3,801 1.52% 1,254
Mariposa 49.92% 1,496 39.61% 1,187 10.08% 302 0.40% 12
El Dorado 49.00% 7,468 39.72% 6,054 11.00% 1,676 0.28% 43
Lake 49.00% 4,464 41.46% 3,777 9.20% 838 0.35% 32
Sonoma 48.79% 38,088 43.03% 33,587 7.53% 5,875 0.65% 509
Yuba 48.17% 5,371 40.01% 4,461 11.62% 1,296 0.20% 22
San Joaquin 47.97% 47,293 42.68% 42,073 9.05% 8,923 0.30% 300
Los Angeles 47.65% 1,266,480 46.02% 1,223,251 5.68% 151,050 0.65% 17,201
San Benito 47.54% 2,961 45.10% 2,809 7.18% 447 0.19% 12
Tuolumne 47.48% 4,330 42.91% 3,913 9.49% 865 0.12% 11
Tehama 47.26% 5,198 41.50% 4,565 11.06% 1,216 0.18% 20
Kern 46.61% 53,990 42.55% 49,284 10.63% 12,309 0.21% 249
Mendocino 46.39% 8,305 44.32% 7,935 8.68% 1,554 0.61% 110
Del Norte 46.19% 2,387 43.27% 2,236 9.58% 495 0.97% 50
Humboldt 46.17% 16,719 45.50% 16,476 7.62% 2,759 0.72% 260
Siskiyou 46.13% 6,334 45.59% 6,260 7.92% 1,088 0.36% 50
Sierra 45.93% 548 46.86% 559 7.12% 85 0.08% 1
Santa Clara 45.61% 163,446 48.42% 173,511 5.23% 18,754 0.74% 2,656
Stanislaus 45.45% 29,573 48.13% 31,316 6.11% 3,973 0.31% 201
Contra Costa 44.53% 97,486 46.44% 101,668 8.37% 18,330 0.65% 1,433
Napa 43.76% 14,270 45.27% 14,762 10.66% 3,476 0.32% 104
San Mateo 43.72% 98,654 47.20% 106,519 6.52% 14,720 2.56% 5,775
Fresno 43.60% 59,901 47.42% 65,153 8.22% 11,292 0.76% 1,050
Madera 43.55% 6,229 48.47% 6,932 7.83% 1,120 0.15% 22
Trinity 43.12% 1,426 43.33% 1,433 13.06% 432 0.48% 16
Kings 43.07% 7,796 47.75% 8,643 9.06% 1,640 0.12% 22
Placer 42.64% 12,427 48.21% 14,050 8.83% 2,574 0.32% 93
Amador 42.10% 2,269 45.27% 2,440 12.24% 660 0.39% 21
Sacramento 41.66% 97,177 50.92% 118,769 6.98% 16,269 0.44% 1,031
Lassen 41.06% 2,553 47.12% 2,930 11.45% 712 0.37% 23
Merced 40.90% 11,595 50.98% 14,453 7.93% 2,248 0.19% 53
Shasta 40.44% 11,821 49.64% 14,510 9.63% 2,815 0.29% 84
Yolo 38.41% 11,123 54.67% 15,833 6.02% 1,742 0.90% 262
Alameda 37.63% 153,285 53.90% 219,545 6.98% 28,426 1.50% 6,093
Plumas 37.37% 2,097 52.77% 2,961 9.43% 529 0.43% 24
Solano 34.71% 17,683 53.52% 27,271 11.40% 5,810 0.37% 188
San Francisco 33.66% 100,970 59.18% 177,509 5.78% 17,332 1.38% 4,136

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.