1968 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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1968 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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Nominee George Wallace Hubert Humphrey Richard Nixon
Party American Independent Democratic Republican
Home state Alabama Minnesota New York[a]
Running mate Curtis LeMay Edmund Muskie Spiro Agnew
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 530,300 309,615 257,535
Percentage 48.32% 28.21% 23.47%

Louisiana Presidential Election Results 1968.svg
Parish results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1968 was held on November 5, 1968. George Wallace won the state by a large margin against Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon along with some of the other southern states.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Jefferson Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Lafayette Parish, Ouachita Parish, Bossier Parish, Union Parish, and LaSalle Parish did not vote for the Republican candidate.

With 48.32% of the popular vote, Louisiana would prove to be Wallace's third strongest state after Alabama and Mississippi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  2. ^ "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.