United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1968

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

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Nominee Richard M. Nixon George Wallace Hubert Humphrey
Party Republican American Independent Democratic
Home state California Alabama Minnesota
Running mate Spiro T. Agnew Curtis LeMay Edmund Muskie
Electoral vote 12 1 0
Popular vote 627,192 496,188 464,113
Percentage 39.51% 31.26% 29.24%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1968 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 5, 1968 throughout all 50 states and D.C., which was part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

The vote in North Carolina was split three ways, between Republican nominee Richard Nixon, Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey, and American Independent Party nominee George Wallace. Nixon won the state, with 39.5% of the vote, while Wallace's 31.3% pushed Humphrey into third on 29.2%. Nixon won twelve of the state's electoral votes, while one faithless elector that had been pledged to Nixon voted instead for Wallace.


United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 627,192 39.51% 12
American Independent George Wallace 496,188 31.26% 1
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 464,113 29.24% 0
Totals 1,518,612 100.0% 13
Voter turnout


  1. ^ Leip, Dave (2005). "1968 Presidential General Election Results - North Carolina". US Election Atlas. Retrieved 22 July 2011.