1968 United States presidential election in Iowa

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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 S. Marvin Griffin
Electoral vote 9 0 0
Popular vote 619,106 476,699 66,422
Percentage 53.01% 40.82% 5.69%

County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

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

Iowa was won by the Republican candidate, former Vice President Richard Nixon, with 53.01 percent of the popular vote, against the Democratic candidate, former Senator and incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey, with 40.82 percent. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace performed decently, finishing with 5.69 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

Nixon's victory was the first of five consecutive Republican victories in the state, as Iowa would not vote for a Democratic candidate again until Michael Dukakis in 1988, after which it leaned Democrat until 2016, although George W. Bush narrowly won the state over John Kerry in 2004.

Results

1968 United States presidential election in Iowa
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 619,106 53.01%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 476,699 40.82%
American Independent George Wallace 66,422 5.69%
Nominated By Petition Fred Halstead 3,377 0.29%
Iowa Peace and Freedom Eldridge Cleaver 1,332 0.11%
Iowa Prohibition Harold Munn 362 0.03%
Write-ins 250 0.02%
Socialist Labor Henning Blomen 241 0.02%
Universal Kirby Hensley 142 0.01%
Total votes 1,167,931 100%

Results by county

County[5] Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Democratic
George Corley Wallace
American Independent
Frederick W. Halstead
Nominated By Petition
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adair 2,789 60.82% 1,559 33.99% 234 5.10% 1 0.02% 3 0.07% 1,230 26.82% 4,586
Adams 1,868 59.72% 993 31.75% 260 8.31% 6 0.19% 1 0.03% 875 27.97% 3,128
Allamakee 4,449 62.57% 2,245 31.58% 407 5.72% 6 0.08% 3 0.04% 2,204 31.00% 7,110
Appanoose 3,497 49.58% 3,005 42.61% 540 7.66% 4 0.06% 7 0.10% 492 6.98% 7,053
Audubon 2,592 57.55% 1,710 37.97% 198 4.40% 3 0.07% 1 0.02% 882 19.58% 4,504
Benton 5,016 52.06% 3,944 40.93% 602 6.25% 48 0.50% 25 0.26% 1,072 11.13% 9,635
Black Hawk 25,594 51.65% 21,097 42.57% 2,621 5.29% 121 0.24% 121 0.24% 4,497 9.07% 49,554
Boone 5,260 47.40% 5,219 47.03% 562 5.06% 35 0.32% 20 0.18% 41 0.37% 11,096
Bremer 5,604 65.75% 2,481 29.11% 423 4.96% 2 0.02% 13 0.15% 3,123 36.64% 8,523
Buchanan 4,541 52.35% 3,670 42.31% 454 5.23% 3 0.03% 6 0.07% 871 10.04% 8,674
Buena Vista 5,599 61.87% 3,051 33.71% 386 4.27% 4 0.04% 10 0.11% 2,548 28.15% 9,050
Butler 4,651 70.59% 1,673 25.39% 252 3.82% 5 0.08% 8 0.12% 2,978 45.20% 6,589
Calhoun 3,715 57.53% 2,361 36.56% 335 5.19% 32 0.50% 15 0.23% 1,354 20.97% 6,458
Carroll 3,927 42.68% 4,809 52.26% 412 4.48% 41 0.45% 13 0.14% -882 -9.58% 9,202
Cass 5,223 67.30% 2,136 27.52% 369 4.75% 14 0.18% 19 0.24% 3,087 39.78% 7,761
Cedar 4,494 59.02% 2,675 35.13% 438 5.75% 1 0.01% 6 0.08% 1,819 23.89% 7,614
Cerro Gordo 10,661 52.49% 8,554 42.12% 1,036 5.10% 22 0.11% 37 0.18% 2,107 10.37% 20,310
Cherokee 4,436 59.18% 2,705 36.09% 340 4.54% 3 0.04% 12 0.16% 1,731 23.09% 7,496
Chickasaw 3,510 51.89% 2,966 43.85% 286 4.23% 1 0.01% 1 0.01% 544 8.04% 6,764
Clarke 2,059 51.48% 1,655 41.38% 286 7.15% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 404 10.10% 4,000
Clay 4,325 56.70% 2,840 37.23% 369 4.84% 83 1.09% 11 0.14% 1,485 19.47% 7,628
Clayton 5,132 57.81% 3,168 35.68% 541 6.09% 19 0.21% 18 0.20% 1,964 22.12% 8,878
Clinton 11,513 51.92% 9,515 42.91% 1,059 4.78% 45 0.20% 43 0.19% 1,998 9.01% 22,175
Crawford 4,287 55.36% 2,851 36.82% 539 6.96% 43 0.56% 24 0.31% 1,436 18.54% 7,744
Dallas 5,549 49.16% 5,062 44.85% 640 5.67% 21 0.19% 15 0.13% 487 4.31% 11,287
Davis 2,016 47.12% 1,904 44.51% 355 8.30% 3 0.07% 0 0.00% 112 2.62% 4,278
Decatur 2,261 49.28% 2,057 44.83% 262 5.71% 5 0.11% 3 0.07% 204 4.45% 4,588
Delaware 4,650 59.39% 2,760 35.25% 412 5.26% 3 0.04% 4 0.05% 1,890 24.14% 7,829
Des Moines 8,452 42.30% 10,164 50.87% 1,318 6.60% 7 0.04% 38 0.19% -1,712 -8.57% 19,979
Dickinson 3,472 56.45% 2,286 37.16% 281 4.57% 99 1.61% 13 0.21% 1,186 19.28% 6,151
Dubuque 14,197 40.72% 18,664 53.54% 1,701 4.88% 188 0.54% 113 0.32% -4,467 -12.81% 34,863
Emmet 3,444 58.90% 2,163 36.99% 230 3.93% 8 0.14% 2 0.03% 1,281 21.91% 5,847
Fayette 6,935 59.34% 4,098 35.06% 636 5.44% 8 0.07% 10 0.09% 2,837 24.27% 11,687
Floyd 4,792 58.60% 2,971 36.33% 390 4.77% 11 0.13% 14 0.17% 1,821 22.27% 8,178
Franklin 3,604 63.48% 1,777 31.30% 240 4.23% 45 0.79% 11 0.19% 1,827 32.18% 5,677
Fremont 2,385 55.85% 1,484 34.75% 396 9.27% 3 0.07% 2 0.05% 901 21.10% 4,270
Greene 3,208 55.93% 2,208 38.49% 269 4.69% 34 0.59% 17 0.30% 1,000 17.43% 5,736
Grundy 4,866 71.14% 1,675 24.49% 290 4.24% 5 0.07% 4 0.06% 3,191 46.65% 6,840
Guthrie 3,346 58.18% 2,063 35.87% 335 5.83% 4 0.07% 3 0.05% 1,283 22.31% 5,751
Hamilton 4,607 57.58% 3,058 38.22% 301 3.76% 7 0.09% 28 0.35% 1,549 19.36% 8,001
Hancock 3,544 59.57% 2,131 35.82% 249 4.19% 14 0.24% 11 0.18% 1,413 23.75% 5,949
Hardin 5,308 58.11% 3,227 35.33% 407 4.46% 167 1.83% 25 0.27% 2,081 22.78% 9,134
Harrison 3,867 56.66% 2,410 35.31% 540 7.91% 4 0.06% 4 0.06% 1,457 21.35% 6,825
Henry 4,613 60.23% 2,532 33.06% 503 6.57% 3 0.04% 8 0.10% 2,081 27.17% 7,659
Howard 3,141 53.90% 2,420 41.53% 253 4.34% 2 0.03% 11 0.19% 721 12.37% 5,827
Humboldt 3,239 59.87% 1,940 35.86% 217 4.01% 8 0.15% 6 0.11% 1,299 24.01% 5,410
Ida 2,753 62.21% 1,463 33.06% 208 4.70% 1 0.02% 0 0.00% 1,290 29.15% 4,425
Iowa 4,133 58.12% 2,586 36.37% 367 5.16% 17 0.24% 8 0.11% 1,547 21.76% 7,111
Jackson 4,535 53.02% 3,413 39.90% 489 5.72% 87 1.02% 29 0.34% 1,122 13.12% 8,553
Jasper 7,901 51.79% 6,556 42.98% 742 4.86% 23 0.15% 33 0.22% 1,345 8.82% 15,255
Jefferson 4,130 59.52% 2,411 34.75% 377 5.43% 7 0.10% 14 0.20% 1,719 24.77% 6,939
Johnson 11,384 43.88% 13,541 52.19% 736 2.84% 63 0.24% 220 0.85% -2,157 -8.31% 25,944
Jones 4,513 53.65% 3,415 40.60% 475 5.65% 3 0.04% 6 0.07% 1,098 13.05% 8,412
Keokuk 3,588 53.26% 2,807 41.67% 332 4.93% 5 0.07% 5 0.07% 781 11.59% 6,737
Kossuth 5,350 53.03% 4,392 43.53% 310 3.07% 23 0.23% 14 0.14% 958 9.50% 10,089
Lee 8,883 49.25% 8,076 44.78% 1,052 5.83% 6 0.03% 19 0.11% 807 4.47% 18,036
Linn 30,918 47.99% 29,898 46.40% 3,182 4.94% 232 0.36% 200 0.31% 1,020 1.58% 64,430
Louisa 2,529 56.40% 1,632 36.40% 323 7.20% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 897 20.00% 4,484
Lucas 2,543 53.18% 1,942 40.61% 290 6.06% 5 0.10% 2 0.04% 601 12.57% 4,782
Lyon 4,195 72.91% 1,403 24.38% 151 2.62% 2 0.03% 3 0.05% 2,792 48.52% 5,754
Madison 3,151 55.49% 2,192 38.60% 327 5.76% 2 0.04% 7 0.12% 959 16.89% 5,679
Mahaska 5,670 56.87% 3,721 37.32% 420 4.21% 142 1.42% 17 0.17% 1,949 19.55% 9,970
Marion 5,791 52.35% 4,618 41.75% 597 5.40% 32 0.29% 24 0.22% 1,173 10.60% 11,062
Marshall 9,402 56.35% 6,362 38.13% 819 4.91% 56 0.34% 47 0.28% 3,040 18.22% 16,686
Mills 2,916 62.41% 1,216 26.03% 532 11.39% 1 0.02% 7 0.15% 1,700 36.39% 4,672
Mitchell 3,533 60.60% 2,103 36.07% 192 3.29% 1 0.02% 1 0.02% 1,430 24.53% 5,830
Monona 2,980 53.12% 2,184 38.93% 437 7.79% 4 0.07% 5 0.09% 796 14.19% 5,610
Monroe 2,143 45.55% 2,240 47.61% 312 6.63% 6 0.13% 4 0.09% -97 -2.06% 4,705
Montgomery 4,155 64.11% 1,892 29.19% 425 6.56% 7 0.11% 2 0.03% 2,263 34.92% 6,481
Muscatine 7,361 57.18% 4,726 36.71% 643 4.99% 115 0.89% 29 0.23% 2,635 20.47% 12,874
O'Brien 5,594 69.34% 2,146 26.60% 322 3.99% 1 0.01% 5 0.06% 3,448 42.74% 8,068
Osceola 2,516 61.34% 1,420 34.62% 164 4.00% 2 0.05% 0 0.00% 1,096 26.72% 4,102
Page 5,907 68.06% 2,128 24.52% 634 7.30% 1 0.01% 9 0.10% 3,779 43.54% 8,679
Palo Alto 3,114 50.04% 2,874 46.18% 234 3.76% 1 0.02% 0 0.00% 240 3.86% 6,223
Plymouth 6,236 62.13% 3,234 32.22% 557 5.55% 6 0.06% 4 0.04% 3,002 29.91% 10,037
Pocahontas 2,940 52.56% 2,364 42.26% 254 4.54% 22 0.39% 14 0.25% 576 10.30% 5,594
Polk 51,814 45.14% 52,731 45.94% 9,524 8.30% 403 0.35% 312 0.27% -917 -0.80% 114,784
Pottawattamie 16,038 56.47% 9,495 33.43% 2,758 9.71% 59 0.21% 49 0.17% 6,543 23.04% 28,399
Poweshiek 4,470 55.10% 3,250 40.06% 367 4.52% 8 0.10% 17 0.21% 1,220 15.04% 8,112
Ringgold 1,986 57.05% 1,237 35.54% 256 7.35% 1 0.03% 1 0.03% 749 21.52% 3,481
Sac 4,182 62.64% 2,207 33.06% 280 4.19% 7 0.10% 0 0.00% 1,975 29.58% 6,676
Scott 25,783 46.86% 24,596 44.71% 4,133 7.51% 377 0.69% 129 0.23% 1,187 2.16% 55,018
Shelby 3,886 58.65% 2,365 35.69% 330 4.98% 26 0.39% 19 0.29% 1,521 22.96% 6,626
Sioux 10,010 80.04% 2,181 17.44% 315 2.52% 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 7,829 62.60% 12,507
Story 13,327 56.29% 9,456 39.94% 772 3.26% 60 0.25% 60 0.25% 3,871 16.35% 23,675
Tama 4,955 53.55% 3,767 40.71% 494 5.34% 28 0.30% 9 0.10% 1,188 12.84% 9,253
Taylor 2,765 59.64% 1,501 32.38% 368 7.94% 1 0.02% 1 0.02% 1,264 27.26% 4,636
Union 3,365 57.05% 2,137 36.23% 374 6.34% 13 0.22% 9 0.15% 1,228 20.82% 5,898
Van Buren 2,294 59.29% 1,331 34.40% 237 6.13% 1 0.03% 6 0.16% 963 24.89% 3,869
Wapello 7,825 41.96% 9,375 50.28% 1,355 7.27% 65 0.35% 27 0.14% -1,550 -8.31% 18,647
Warren 5,619 50.30% 4,613 41.29% 919 8.23% 3 0.03% 17 0.15% 1,006 9.01% 11,171
Washington 4,899 61.68% 2,679 33.73% 349 4.39% 1 0.01% 15 0.19% 2,220 27.95% 7,943
Wayne 2,553 55.83% 1,723 37.68% 283 6.19% 11 0.24% 3 0.07% 830 18.15% 4,573
Webster 9,349 48.96% 8,572 44.89% 1,026 5.37% 90 0.47% 60 0.31% 777 4.07% 19,097
Winnebago 3,543 59.51% 2,163 36.33% 246 4.13% 1 0.02% 1 0.02% 1,380 23.18% 5,954
Winneshiek 5,600 60.09% 3,364 36.10% 344 3.69% 3 0.03% 8 0.09% 2,236 23.99% 9,319
Woodbury 21,159 50.62% 18,281 43.73% 2,153 5.15% 140 0.33% 70 0.17% 2,878 6.88% 41,803
Worth 2,383 53.91% 1,815 41.06% 214 4.84% 5 0.11% 3 0.07% 568 12.85% 4,420
Wright 4,299 56.95% 2,969 39.33% 248 3.29% 16 0.21% 17 0.23% 1,330 17.62% 7,549
Totals 619,106 53.01% 476,699 40.82% 66,422 5.69% 3,377 0.29% 2,327 0.20% 142,407 12.19% 1,167,931

See also

Notes

  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

  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 – Iowa". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1968". Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "IA US President Race, November 05, 1968". Our Campaigns.