1968 United States presidential election in Arkansas

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1968 United States presidential election in Arkansas

← 1964 November 5, 1968 1972 →
  George C Wallace.jpg Richard Nixon portrait.jpg Hubert Humphrey crop.jpg
Nominee George Wallace Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey
Party American Independent Republican Democratic
Home state Alabama New York[a] Minnesota
Running mate Curtis LeMay Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie
Electoral vote 6 0 0
Popular vote 235,627 189,062 184,901
Percentage 38.7% 31.0% 30.3%

Arkansas Presidential Election Results 1968.svg
County results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1968 was held on November 5th, 1968. American Independent candidate George Wallace won the state with 235,627 votes, with Republican Richard Nixon winning 189,062 and Democrat Hubert Humphrey winning 184,901.[1]

With 38.65% of the popular vote, Arkansas would prove to be Wallace's weakest that he carried in the 1968 election after Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
American Independent George Wallace 235,627 38.65% 6
Republican Richard Nixon 189,062 31.01% 0
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 184,901 30.33% 0
Totals 1,250,266 100.00% 12
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered voters) 54%/73%

Results by county[edit]

County Nixon# Nixon% Humphrey# Humphrey% Wallace# Wallace% Total votes cast
Arkansas 1,806 23.76% 2,019 26.57% 3,775 49.67% 7,600
Ashley 1,470 18.59% 2,035 25.74% 4,401 55.67% 7,906
Baxter 3,401 49.53% 1,952 28.43% 1,513 22.04% 6,866
Benton 8,104 49.94% 4,088 25.19% 4,036 24.87% 16,228
Boone 3,349 45.10% 1,907 25.68% 2,169 29.21% 7,425
Bradley 802 16.69% 1,457 30.32% 2,546 52.99% 4,805
Calhoun 287 13.11% 688 31.42% 1,215 55.48% 2,190
Carroll 2,596 51.22% 1,298 25.61% 1,174 23.16% 5,068
Chicot 865 15.32% 2,595 45.95% 2,187 38.73% 5,647
Clark 1,642 22.96% 2,733 38.22% 2,776 38.82% 7,151
Clay 2,410 37.91% 1,663 26.16% 2,285 35.94% 6,358
Cleburne 1,301 31.27% 1,202 28.89% 1,657 39.83% 4,160
Cleveland 312 12.63% 407 16.48% 1,751 70.89% 2,470
Columbia 1,916 23.24% 2,487 30.16% 3,843 46.60% 8,246
Conway 1,973 30.40% 2,560 39.44% 1,958 30.16% 6,491
Craighead 5,047 32.50% 3,738 24.07% 6,742 43.42% 15,527
Crawford 2,723 37.73% 1,578 21.86% 2,917 40.41% 7,218
Crittenden 2,454 23.18% 3,475 32.83% 4,657 43.99% 10,586
Cross 1,093 19.16% 1,555 27.26% 3,056 53.58% 5,704
Dallas 672 18.43% 1,253 34.36% 1,722 47.22% 3,647
Desha 972 17.00% 2,270 39.71% 2,474 43.28% 5,716
Drew 1,040 22.27% 1,324 28.35% 2,307 49.39% 4,671
Faulkner 2,791 25.55% 3,756 34.39% 4,375 40.06% 10,922
Franklin 1,333 29.02% 1,149 25.02% 2,111 45.96% 4,593
Fulton 1,198 36.34% 1,019 30.91% 1,080 32.76% 3,297
Garland 7,674 37.83% 5,655 27.88% 6,955 34.29% 20,284
Grant 627 17.07% 852 23.20% 2,194 59.73% 3,673
Greene 2,859 35.40% 2,197 27.20% 3,021 37.40% 8,077
Hempstead 1,783 24.62% 2,322 32.07% 3,136 43.31% 7,241
Hot Spring 1,780 22.10% 2,137 26.53% 4,139 51.38% 8,056
Howard 1,286 32.09% 1,061 26.48% 1,660 41.43% 4,007
Independence 2,782 35.48% 2,289 29.19% 2,770 35.33% 7,841
Izard 931 31.16% 948 31.73% 1,109 37.12% 2,988
Jackson 1,356 19.56% 2,051 29.59% 3,525 50.85% 6,932
Jefferson 4,860 20.22% 9,125 37.96% 10,053 41.82% 24,038
Johnson 1,667 32.64% 1,747 34.21% 1,693 33.15% 5,107
Lafayette 672 18.75% 1,208 33.71% 1,704 47.54% 3,584
Lawrence 1,788 28.77% 1,613 25.96% 2,813 45.27% 6,214
Lee 834 17.10% 2,135 43.79% 1,907 39.11% 4,876
Lincoln 488 12.91% 1,209 31.98% 2,084 55.12% 3,781
Little River 745 22.51% 1,092 32.99% 1,473 44.50% 3,310
Logan 2,341 36.02% 1,998 30.74% 2,160 33.24% 6,499
Lonoke 1,677 21.80% 2,014 26.18% 4,002 52.02% 7,693
Madison 2,320 47.14% 1,574 31.98% 1,028 20.89% 4,922
Marion 1,385 42.59% 990 30.44% 877 26.97% 3,252
Miller 2,662 24.99% 2,929 27.49% 5,062 47.52% 10,653
Mississippi 4,369 28.17% 4,993 32.19% 6,147 39.64% 15,509
Monroe 804 16.10% 1,783 35.71% 2,406 48.19% 4,993
Montgomery 885 35.04% 649 25.69% 992 39.27% 2,526
Nevada 840 21.42% 1,308 33.36% 1,773 45.22% 3,921
Newton 1,467 50.83% 852 29.52% 567 19.65% 2,886
Ouachita 2,209 18.65% 4,603 38.87% 5,031 42.48% 11,843
Perry 740 32.31% 634 27.69% 916 40.00% 2,290
Phillips 2,154 18.78% 5,039 43.92% 4,279 37.30% 11,472
Pike 1,104 33.51% 656 19.91% 1,535 46.59% 3,295
Poinsett 2,140 27.14% 1,672 21.20% 4,074 51.66% 7,886
Polk 2,094 40.30% 1,290 24.83% 1,812 34.87% 5,196
Pope 3,319 38.30% 2,578 29.75% 2,769 31.95% 8,666
Prairie 693 19.35% 875 24.43% 2,014 56.23% 3,582
Pulaski 26,709 33.32% 27,597 34.43% 25,844 32.24% 80,150
Randolph 1,237 29.35% 1,367 32.44% 1,610 38.21% 4,214
St. Francis 1,608 17.58% 3,284 35.91% 4,254 46.51% 9,146
Saline 2,614 23.15% 3,111 27.55% 5,569 49.31% 11,294
Scott 1,162 34.18% 1,000 29.41% 1,238 36.41% 3,400
Searcy 1,909 56.83% 724 21.55% 726 21.61% 3,359
Sebastian 12,073 44.65% 6,320 23.37% 8,649 31.98% 27,042
Sevier 1,217 31.64% 1,129 29.35% 1,501 39.02% 3,847
Sharp 1,136 32.83% 1,025 29.62% 1,299 37.54% 3,460
Stone 987 37.05% 698 26.20% 979 36.75% 2,664
Union 4,919 28.60% 4,426 25.74% 7,853 45.66% 17,198
Van Buren 1,325 35.83% 1,149 31.07% 1,224 33.10% 3,698
Washington 10,640 48.67% 6,131 28.04% 5,092 23.29% 21,863
White 3,887 32.02% 3,198 26.34% 5,054 41.63% 12,139
Woodruff 625 17.22% 1,270 35.00% 1,734 47.78% 3,629
Yell 1,819 34.44% 1,513 28.65% 1,949 36.91% 5,281
Totals[b] 189,062 31.01% 184,901 30.33% 235,627 38.65% 609,590

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.
  2. ^ These totals are less than the sum of the county tables for all three candidates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leip, David. "1968 Presidential General Election Results – Arkansas". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  2. ^ "1968 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.