1968 United States presidential election in Idaho

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United States presidential election in Idaho, 1968

← 1964 November 5, 1968[1] 1972 →
  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 4 0 0
Popular vote 165,369 89,273 36,541
Percentage 56.8% 30.7% 12.6%

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

Idaho was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), with 56.79% of the popular vote, against former Senator and incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey (DMinnesota), with 30.66% of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace performed quite well, finishing with 12.55% of the popular vote.[3][4]

With 56.79% of the popular vote, Idaho would prove to be Nixon's second strongest state in the 1968 election after Nebraska.[5]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Idaho, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 165,369 56.79%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 89,273 30.66%
American Independent George Wallace 36,541 12.55%
Total votes 291,183 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Democratic
George Corley Wallace
American Independent
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Ada 30,185 63.04% 11,529 24.08% 6,167 12.88% 18,656 38.96% 47,881
Adams 844 58.98% 360 25.16% 227 15.86% 484 33.82% 1,431
Bannock 10,234 47.97% 9,084 42.58% 2,016 9.45% 1,150 5.39% 21,334
Bear Lake 1,866 60.17% 1,058 34.12% 177 5.71% 808 26.06% 3,101
Benewah 1,125 44.41% 1,160 45.80% 248 9.79% -35 -1.38% 2,533
Bingham 6,484 60.23% 2,988 27.76% 1,293 12.01% 3,496 32.48% 10,765
Blaine 1,337 53.82% 815 32.81% 332 13.37% 522 21.01% 2,484
Boise 450 55.62% 205 25.34% 154 19.04% 245 30.28% 809
Bonner 3,240 45.75% 3,063 43.25% 779 11.00% 177 2.50% 7,082
Bonneville 13,582 64.52% 5,178 24.60% 2,290 10.88% 8,404 39.92% 21,050
Boundary 1,084 47.19% 883 38.44% 330 14.37% 201 8.75% 2,297
Butte 691 50.96% 521 38.42% 144 10.62% 170 12.54% 1,356
Camas 271 56.22% 118 24.48% 93 19.29% 153 31.74% 482
Canyon 14,995 62.75% 5,717 23.92% 3,186 13.33% 9,278 38.82% 23,898
Caribou 1,731 62.15% 727 26.10% 327 11.74% 1,004 36.05% 2,785
Cassia 4,187 64.17% 1,350 20.69% 988 15.14% 2,837 43.48% 6,525
Clark 271 66.58% 87 21.38% 49 12.04% 184 45.21% 407
Clearwater 1,287 37.11% 1,838 53.00% 343 9.89% -551 -15.89% 3,468
Custer 711 49.96% 385 27.06% 327 22.98% 326 22.91% 1,423
Elmore 1,908 50.62% 1,230 32.63% 631 16.74% 678 17.99% 3,769
Franklin 2,509 66.11% 831 21.90% 455 11.99% 1,678 44.22% 3,795
Fremont 2,297 58.52% 961 24.48% 667 16.99% 1,336 34.04% 3,925
Gem 2,314 57.89% 1,183 29.60% 500 12.51% 1,131 28.30% 3,997
Gooding 2,349 55.56% 1,018 24.08% 861 20.36% 1,331 31.48% 4,228
Idaho 2,317 47.15% 1,883 38.32% 714 14.53% 434 8.83% 4,914
Jefferson 2,927 61.48% 955 20.06% 879 18.46% 1,972 41.42% 4,761
Jerome 2,785 60.52% 976 21.21% 841 18.27% 1,809 39.31% 4,602
Kootenai 7,092 48.01% 6,207 42.02% 1,472 9.97% 885 5.99% 14,771
Latah 4,708 51.59% 3,782 41.44% 636 6.97% 926 10.15% 9,126
Lemhi 1,476 57.61% 547 21.35% 539 21.04% 929 36.26% 2,562
Lewis 697 38.70% 927 51.47% 177 9.83% -230 -12.77% 1,801
Lincoln 972 62.91% 350 22.65% 223 14.43% 622 40.26% 1,545
Madison 2,971 67.71% 904 20.60% 513 11.69% 2,067 47.11% 4,388
Minidoka 3,182 56.28% 1,332 23.56% 1,140 20.16% 1,850 32.72% 5,654
Nez Perce 5,019 39.90% 6,502 51.69% 1,058 8.41% -1,483 -11.79% 12,579
Oneida 1,114 66.15% 465 27.61% 105 6.24% 649 38.54% 1,684
Owyhee 1,385 59.62% 562 24.19% 376 16.19% 823 35.43% 2,323
Payette 3,032 61.18% 1,216 24.54% 708 14.29% 1,816 36.64% 4,956
Power 1,222 60.26% 582 28.70% 224 11.05% 640 31.56% 2,028
Shoshone 3,080 40.60% 3,850 50.74% 657 8.66% -770 -10.15% 7,587
Teton 694 57.93% 376 31.39% 128 10.68% 318 26.54% 1,198
Twin Falls 11,564 62.94% 4,001 21.78% 2,808 15.28% 7,563 41.16% 18,373
Valley 1,160 57.94% 534 26.67% 308 15.38% 626 31.27% 2,002
Washington 2,020 57.65% 1,033 29.48% 451 12.87% 987 28.17% 3,504
Totals 165,369 56.79% 89,273 30.66% 36,541 12.55% 76,096 26.13% 291,183

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1968 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results - Idaho". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1968". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "1968 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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.