1968 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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1968 United States presidential election in South Dakota

← 1964 November 5, 1968[1] 1972 →
  Richard Nixon portrait.jpg Hubert Humphrey crop.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York[a] Minnesota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 149,841 118,023
Percentage 53.3% 41.9%

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County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

South Dakota was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), with 53.27% of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey (DMinnesota), with 41.96% of the popular vote. Independent candidate George Wallace would carry five Southern states, but finished with a mere 4.76% of South Dakota's popular vote.[3][4] Although the West River region of South Dakota possessed powerful racial conflicts akin to Wallace's native South – although between Whites and Native Americans rather than between Whites and Blacks – significant anti-Southern feeling amongst its Yankee descendants limited Wallace's appeal even there,[5] and in the East River with fewer Native Americans and a strong Scandinavian-American influence,[6] Wallace possessed generally insignificant appeal. Although he performed reasonably in some West River counties, within the more populous East River Wallace cracked half his national percentage (6.75%) only in Hyde County, and consequently South Dakota proved Wallace's eighth-weakest state nationally.

Results[edit]

1968 United States presidential election in South Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 149,841 53.27%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 118,023 41.96%
Independent George Wallace 13,400 4.76%
Total votes 281,264 100%

Results by county[edit]

County[7] Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Democratic
George Corley Wallace
Independent
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # %
Aurora 1,043 46.71% 1,060 47.47% 130 5.82% -17 -0.76% 2,233
Beadle 4,214 42.66% 5,357 54.23% 307 3.11% -1,143 -11.57% 9,878
Bennett 665 53.93% 457 37.06% 111 9.00% 208 16.87% 1,233
Bon Homme 2,411 55.01% 1,773 40.45% 199 4.54% 638 14.56% 4,383
Brookings 4,674 57.84% 3,202 39.62% 205 2.54% 1,472 18.22% 8,081
Brown 6,685 45.95% 7,302 50.20% 560 3.85% -617 -4.24% 14,547
Brule 1,237 43.94% 1,425 50.62% 153 5.44% -188 -6.68% 2,815
Buffalo 261 47.11% 265 47.83% 28 5.05% -4 -0.72% 554
Butte 2,090 63.28% 1,017 30.79% 196 5.93% 1,073 32.49% 3,303
Campbell 1,216 79.27% 245 15.97% 73 4.76% 971 63.30% 1,534
Charles Mix 2,093 44.77% 2,369 50.67% 213 4.56% -276 -5.90% 4,675
Clark 1,596 52.50% 1,325 43.59% 119 3.91% 271 8.91% 3,040
Clay 2,249 51.28% 2,006 45.74% 131 2.99% 243 5.54% 4,386
Codington 3,929 46.49% 4,235 50.11% 288 3.41% -306 -3.62% 8,452
Corson 1,108 55.15% 821 40.87% 80 3.98% 287 14.29% 2,009
Custer 1,143 55.38% 727 35.22% 194 9.40% 416 20.16% 2,064
Davison 3,869 50.12% 3,585 46.44% 265 3.43% 284 3.68% 7,719
Day 2,062 43.81% 2,463 52.33% 182 3.87% -401 -8.52% 4,707
Deuel 1,398 53.26% 1,076 40.99% 151 5.75% 322 12.27% 2,625
Dewey 941 52.72% 721 40.39% 123 6.89% 220 12.32% 1,785
Douglas 1,613 70.68% 592 25.94% 77 3.37% 1,021 44.74% 2,282
Edmunds 1,534 52.18% 1,225 41.67% 181 6.16% 309 10.51% 2,940
Fall River 1,843 59.57% 965 31.19% 286 9.24% 878 28.38% 3,094
Faulk 997 49.48% 819 40.65% 199 9.88% 178 8.83% 2,015
Grant 2,259 51.81% 1,890 43.35% 211 4.84% 369 8.46% 4,360
Gregory 1,810 54.40% 1,266 38.05% 251 7.54% 544 16.35% 3,327
Haakon 759 60.96% 377 30.28% 109 8.76% 382 30.68% 1,245
Hamlin 1,649 56.36% 1,149 39.27% 128 4.37% 500 17.09% 2,926
Hand 1,650 54.78% 1,136 37.72% 226 7.50% 514 17.07% 3,012
Hanson 901 50.08% 826 45.91% 72 4.00% 75 4.17% 1,799
Harding 564 63.02% 266 29.72% 65 7.26% 298 33.30% 895
Hughes 3,204 61.46% 1,666 31.96% 343 6.58% 1,538 29.50% 5,213
Hutchinson 3,544 69.07% 1,412 27.52% 175 3.41% 2,132 41.55% 5,131
Hyde 713 53.81% 499 37.66% 113 8.53% 214 16.15% 1,325
Jackson 480 56.80% 267 31.60% 98 11.60% 213 25.21% 845
Jerauld 1,002 55.57% 745 41.32% 56 3.11% 257 14.25% 1,803
Jones 562 55.75% 358 35.52% 88 8.73% 204 20.24% 1,008
Kingsbury 2,300 58.42% 1,491 37.87% 146 3.71% 809 20.55% 3,937
Lake 2,876 53.68% 2,294 42.81% 188 3.51% 582 10.86% 5,358
Lawrence 4,185 60.23% 2,425 34.90% 338 4.86% 1,760 25.33% 6,948
Lincoln 3,259 59.89% 1,961 36.03% 222 4.08% 1,298 23.85% 5,442
Lyman 1,063 57.87% 643 35.00% 131 7.13% 420 22.86% 1,837
Marshall 1,471 47.01% 1,518 48.51% 140 4.47% -47 -1.50% 3,129
McCook 1,959 51.55% 1,653 43.50% 188 4.95% 306 8.05% 3,800
McPherson 2,105 80.34% 389 14.85% 126 4.81% 1,716 65.50% 2,620
Meade 2,392 56.19% 1,522 35.75% 343 8.06% 870 20.44% 4,257
Mellette 611 55.70% 407 37.10% 79 7.20% 204 18.60% 1,097
Miner 1,045 43.69% 1,255 52.47% 92 3.85% -210 -8.78% 2,392
Minnehaha 20,141 53.31% 16,462 43.57% 1,177 3.12% 3,679 9.74% 37,780
Moody 1,689 48.87% 1,614 46.70% 153 4.43% 75 2.17% 3,456
Pennington 9,671 53.29% 7,303 40.24% 1,174 6.47% 2,368 13.05% 18,148
Perkins 1,498 60.38% 869 35.03% 114 4.59% 629 25.35% 2,481
Potter 1,273 57.81% 780 35.42% 149 6.77% 493 22.39% 2,202
Roberts 2,225 42.68% 2,651 50.85% 337 6.46% -426 -8.17% 5,213
Sanborn 1,024 49.71% 956 46.41% 80 3.88% 68 3.30% 2,060
Shannon 533 29.68% 1,202 66.93% 61 3.40% -669 -37.25% 1,796
Spink 2,068 42.08% 2,669 54.30% 178 3.62% -601 -12.23% 4,915
Stanley 572 51.58% 439 39.59% 98 8.84% 133 11.99% 1,109
Sully 676 60.09% 356 31.64% 93 8.27% 320 28.44% 1,125
Todd 683 38.78% 987 56.05% 91 5.17% -304 -17.26% 1,761
Tripp 2,242 58.25% 1,362 35.39% 245 6.37% 880 22.86% 3,849
Turner 3,246 67.61% 1,350 28.12% 205 4.27% 1,896 39.49% 4,801
Union 2,212 49.70% 2,014 45.25% 225 5.06% 198 4.45% 4,451
Walworth 2,204 60.19% 1,276 34.84% 182 4.97% 928 25.34% 3,662
Washabaugh 224 49.89% 203 45.21% 22 4.90% 21 4.68% 449
Yankton 3,977 56.08% 2,733 38.54% 382 5.39% 1,244 17.54% 7,092
Ziebach 449 52.58% 350 40.98% 55 6.44% 99 11.59% 854
Totals 149,841 53.27% 118,023 41.96% 13,400 4.76% 31,818 11.31% 281,264

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1968 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - South Dakota". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1968". Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Phillips, Kevin P.; The Emerging Republican Majority, pp. 381-382 ISBN 9780691163246
  6. ^ Phillips; The Emerging Republican Majority, p. 414
  7. ^ Our Campaigns; SD US Presidential Election Race, November 05, 1968