United States presidential election in Alaska, 1968

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United States presidential election in Alaska, 1968
Alaska
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 3 0 0
Popular vote 37,600 35,411 10,024
Percentage 45.3% 42.6% 12.1%

President before election

Lyndon Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in Alaska took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Alaska was won by Richard Nixon (R-California) with 45.3% of the popular vote against incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D-Minnesota) with 42.6%.[1] Nixon ultimately won the national vote as well, defeating Humphrey and becoming the next President. Alaska has only voted Democratic once, and that was in the previous 1964 election for incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson, who did not run for re-election. Former Governor George Wallace (D-Alabama) ran under the far-right American Independent Party ticket, which favored continuing racial segregation within state schools in addition to most other areas of society throughout the Southern United States. Although he was unsuccessful, his third party campaign was one of the strongest in the 20th century, rivaling the performance of Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 and Ross Perot in 1992.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Alaska, 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon (incumbent) 37,600 45.3% 3
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 35,411 42.6% 0
American Independent George Wallace 10,024 12.1% 0
Totals 83,035 100.0% 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1968" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-03.