1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic American Independent
Home state New York[1] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 9 0 0
Popular vote 462,411 397,541 193,098
Percentage 43.8% 37.7% 18.3%

County results of the 1968 presidential election in Kentucky

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 5, 1968. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose 9 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States.

Former Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, won the state with 462,411 votes and 43.79 percent of the vote, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic nominee, taking 397,541 votes and 37.65 percent of the vote, followed by American Independent George Wallace, who took 193,098 votes and 18.29 percent of the vote.[2]


United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 462,411 43.79
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 397,541 37.65
American Independent George Wallace 193,098 18.29
Socialist Workers Fred Halstead 2,843 0.27
Total votes 1,055,893 100%


  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