1968 United States presidential election in Colorado

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United States presidential election in Colorado, 1968

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  Richard Nixon portrait.jpg Hubert Humphrey crop.jpg George C Wallace.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Home state New York[a] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 6 0 0
Popular vote 409,345 335,174 60,813
Percentage 50.5% 41.3% 7.5%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Colorado was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (RNew York), with 50.46% of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey (DMinnesota), with 41.32% of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace performed quite well, finishing with 7.50% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Colorado, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 409,345 50.46%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 335,174 41.32%
American Independent George Wallace 60,813 7.50%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 3,016 0.37%
Write-in 2,851 0.35%
Total votes 811,199 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1968 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - Colorado". Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1968". Retrieved May 22, 2017.

Notes[edit]

  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.