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%

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Parish Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in Louisiana was held on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Along with four other contiguous southern states, former and future Alabama Governor George Wallace won the state for the American Party by a large margin against Democrat Hubert Humphrey and Republican Richard Nixon.[1] As of the 2020 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 presidential candidate.[2]

With 48.32% of the popular vote, Louisiana would prove to be Wallace's third strongest state after Alabama and Mississippi.[3] This marked the most recent election cycle in which a Republican would win the presidency without carrying Louisiana.

Results

Presidential Candidate Running Mate Party Electoral Vote (EV) Popular Vote (PV)
George Wallace of Alabama Curtis LeMay American 10 530,300 48.32%
Hubert Humphrey Edmund Muskie Democratic 0 309,615 28.21%
Richard Nixon Spiro Agnew Republican 0 257,535 23.47%

Results by parish

Parish Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Democratic
Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
George Corley Wallace
American
Margin[b] Total votes cast[4]
# % # % # % # %
Acadia 4,098 24.12% 3,178 18.70% 9,715 57.18% -5,617 -33.06% 16,991
Allen 2,026 27.91% 1,004 13.83% 4,229 58.26% -2,203 -30.35% 7,259
Ascension 3,203 30.37% 1,338 12.69% 6,004 56.94% -2,801 -26.56% 10,545
Assumption 2,085 33.60% 1,222 19.69% 2,898 46.70% -813 -13.10% 6,205
Avoyelles 2,793 23.25% 2,459 20.47% 6,760 56.28% -3,967 -33.03% 12,012
Beauregard 1,569 21.70% 1,615 22.33% 4,048 55.97% -2,433[c] -33.64% 7,232
Bienville 1,768 28.63% 941 15.24% 3,466 56.13% -1,698 -27.50% 6,175
Bossier 2,782 17.63% 3,745 23.74% 9,249 58.63% -5,504[c] -34.89% 15,776
Caddo 17,675 26.24% 21,224 31.51% 28,463 42.25% -7,239[c] -10.75% 67,362
Calcasieu 14,593 32.89% 9,520 21.46% 20,250 45.65% -5,657 -12.75% 44,363
Caldwell 973 26.19% 490 13.19% 2,252 60.62% -1,279 -34.43% 3,715
Cameron 533 20.56% 405 15.62% 1,655 63.83% -1,122 -43.27% 2,593
Catahoula 769 18.31% 755 17.97% 2,677 63.72% -1,908 -45.42% 4,201
Claiborne 1,545 25.87% 1,117 18.70% 3,311 55.43% -1,766 -29.57% 5,973
Concordia 1,983 26.44% 974 12.99% 4,542 60.57% -2,559 -34.12% 7,499
De Soto 3,400 39.70% 974 11.37% 4,190 48.93% -790 -9.22% 8,564
East Baton Rouge 21,770 27.67% 21,661 27.53% 35,250 44.80% -13,480 -17.13% 78,681
East Carroll 1,926 45.66% 586 13.89% 1,706 40.45% 220 5.22% 4,218
East Feliciana 1,409 34.44% 457 11.17% 2,225 54.39% -816 -19.95% 4,091
Evangeline 2,647 22.90% 1,549 13.40% 7,362 63.70% -4,715 -40.79% 11,558
Franklin 681 9.56% 1,052 14.76% 5,394 75.68% -4,342[c] -60.92% 7,127
Grant 932 16.90% 1,113 20.18% 3,470 62.92% -2,357[c] -42.74% 5,515
Iberia 5,510 28.96% 5,448 28.63% 8,071 42.41% -2,561 -13.46% 19,029
Iberville 4,084 41.73% 1,413 14.44% 4,290 43.83% -206 -2.10% 9,787
Jackson 1,525 23.21% 1,104 16.80% 3,941 59.98% -2,416 -36.77% 6,570
Jefferson 20,193 22.05% 29,478 32.19% 41,902 45.76% -12,424[c] -13.57% 91,573
Jefferson Davis 2,641 27.08% 2,213 22.70% 4,897 50.22% -2,256 -23.14% 9,751
Lafayette 7,983 26.28% 10,669 35.12% 11,723 38.59% -1,054[c] -3.47% 30,375
Lafourche 5,516 25.99% 4,797 22.60% 10,910 51.41% -5,394 -25.42% 21,223
LaSalle 710 12.15% 1,258 21.52% 3,878 66.34% -2,620[c] -44.82% 5,846
Lincoln 2,009 22.63% 2,643 29.77% 4,225 47.59% -1,582[c] -17.82% 8,877
Livingston 1,400 11.42% 947 7.73% 9,907 80.85% -8,507 -69.42% 12,254
Madison 2,569 45.89% 649 11.59% 2,380 42.52% 189 3.38% 5,598
Morehouse 1,793 20.16% 1,722 19.37% 5,377 60.47% -3,584 -40.31% 8,892
Natchitoches 3,945 33.43% 2,352 19.93% 5,505 46.64% -1,560 -13.22% 11,802
Orleans 72,451 40.55% 47,728 26.71% 58,489 32.74% 13,962 7.81% 178,668
Ouachita 6,470 20.41% 10,089 31.82% 15,145 47.77% -5,056[c] -15.95% 31,704
Plaquemines 1,144 13.39% 968 11.33% 6,430 75.28% -5,286 -61.88% 8,542
Pointe Coupee 3,139 41.87% 850 11.34% 3,508 46.79% -369 -4.92% 7,497
Rapides 8,793 24.96% 10,199 28.95% 16,239 46.09% -6,040[c] -17.14% 35,231
Red River 914 24.24% 380 10.08% 2,477 65.69% -1,563 -41.45% 3,771
Richland 1,017 15.74% 1,031 15.95% 4,415 68.31% -3,384[c] -52.36% 6,463
Sabine 1,159 17.02% 1,125 16.52% 4,526 66.46% -3,367 -49.44% 6,810
Saint Bernard 2,485 13.06% 3,486 18.32% 13,056 68.62% -9,570[c] -50.30% 19,027
Saint Charles 3,070 33.63% 1,675 18.35% 4,383 48.02% -1,313 -14.38% 9,128
Saint Helena 1,351 40.09% 219 6.50% 1,800 53.41% -449 -13.32% 3,370
Saint James 2,987 45.74% 778 11.91% 2,765 42.34% 222 3.40% 6,530
Saint John the Baptist 3,245 43.67% 940 12.65% 3,246 43.68% -1 -0.01% 7,431
Saint Landry 9,075 36.60% 3,058 12.33% 12,659 51.06% -3,584 -14.46% 24,792
Saint Martin 3,321 34.22% 1,625 16.74% 4,759 49.04% -1,438 -14.82% 9,705
Saint Mary 5,312 31.89% 4,586 27.53% 6,761 40.58% -1,449 -8.70% 16,659
Saint Tammany 4,445 21.41% 4,846 23.34% 11,470 55.25% -6,624[c] -31.91% 20,761
Tangipahoa 4,983 23.75% 2,907 13.86% 13,088 62.39% -8,105 -38.64% 20,978
Tensas 845 32.03% 503 19.07% 1,290 48.90% -445 -16.87% 2,638
Terrebonne 4,627 24.77% 5,214 27.92% 8,836 47.31% -3,622[c] -19.39% 18,677
Union 1,336 19.80% 1,113 16.50% 4,297 63.70% -2,961 -43.89% 6,746
Vermilion 3,806 25.03% 3,278 21.55% 8,124 53.42% -4,318 -28.39% 15,208
Vernon 1,496 17.38% 1,574 18.29% 5,536 64.33% -3,962[c] -46.04% 8,606
Washington 3,021 19.22% 1,695 10.78% 11,002 70.00% -7,981 -50.78% 15,718
Webster 2,871 20.49% 2,496 17.81% 8,646 61.70% -5,775 -41.21% 14,013
West Baton Rouge 2,016 38.37% 669 12.73% 2,569 48.90% -553 -10.53% 5,254
West Carroll 395 8.67% 585 12.85% 3,574 78.48% -2,989[c] -65.63% 4,554
West Feliciana 1,303 48.76% 296 11.08% 1,073 40.16% 230 8.61% 2,672
Winn 1,230 19.54% 1,050 16.68% 4,015 63.78% -2,785 -44.24% 6,295
Totals 309,615 28.21% 257,535 23.47% 530,300 48.32% -220,685 -20.11% 1,097,450

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.
  2. ^ Because Wallace finished first in Louisiana as a whole and Humphrey was the highest-polling statewide major party nominee in the state as a whole, all margins and percentage margins shown are Humphrey minus Wallace unless otherwise stated.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q In this parish where Nixon ran second ahead of Humphrey, margin given is Nixon vote minus Wallace vote and percentage margin is Nixon percentage minus Wallace percentage.

References

  1. ^ Leip, David. "1968 Presidential General Election Results – Louisiana". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  4. ^ "LA US President Race, November 05, 1968". Our Campaigns.