United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1968

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1968
← 1964 November 5, 1968 1972 →
  H Humphrey.jpg Richard M. Nixon, ca. 1935 - 1982 - NARA - 530679.jpg George C Wallace.jpg
Nominee Hubert Humphrey Richard Nixon George Wallace
Party Democratic Republican American Independent
Home state Minnesota New York[1] Alabama
Running mate Edmund Muskie Spiro Agnew Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 29 0 0
Popular vote 2,259,405 2,090,017 378,582
Percentage 47.59% 44.02% 7.97%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1968.svg
County results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1968 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania 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 29 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, over the Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon. Humphrey won Pennsylvania by a margin of 3.57%. A third party candidate, former Alabama Governor George Wallace, played a significant role by winning 7.97% of the vote. This marked the first election since 1948 that a presidential candidate won the national election without carrying Pennsylvania. That did not happen again until 2000. This was also the first election that a Republican candidate was elected without carry the state.


United States presidential [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 2,259,405 47.59% 29
Republican Richard Nixon 2,090,017 44.02% 0
American Independent George Wallace 378,582 7.97% 0
Peace and Freedom Dick Gregory 7,821 0.16% 0
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 4,977 0.10% 0
Militant Workers Fred Halstead 4,862 0.10% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 2,264 0.05% 0


  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.
  2. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html