1968 United States presidential election in North Dakota

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Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state New York[a] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 138,669 94,769 14,244
Percentage 55.94% 38.23% 5.75%

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County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in North Dakota took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.[2]

North Dakota was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (Republican Party, California), with 55.94% of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey (Democratic Party, Minnesota), with 38.23% of the popular vote, a 17.71% margin of victory. Independent candidate George Wallace received 5.75% of the popular vote.[3][4] North Dakota was Nixon's fourth strongest state after Nebraska, Idaho and Utah.[5]

This is the last election in which North Dakota had four electoral college votes; it lost its 2nd district due to reapportionment based on the 1970 Census.

Results

1968 United States presidential election in North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 138,669 55.94%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 94,769 38.23%
Independent George Wallace 14,244 5.75%
Independent Fred Halstead 128 0.05%
Independent E. Harold Munn 38 0.02%
Write-ins Various candidates 34 0.01%
Total votes 247,882 100%

Results by county

County[6] Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Democratic
George Corley Wallace
Independent
Frederick W. Halstead
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adams 1,020 57.27% 641 35.99% 116 6.51% 1 0.06% 3 0.17% 379 21.28% 1,781
Barnes 3,831 56.30% 2,623 38.55% 348 5.11% 1 0.01% 2 0.03% 1,208 17.75% 6,805
Benson 1,707 46.86% 1,772 48.64% 164 4.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -65 -1.78% 3,643
Billings 395 61.91% 174 27.27% 69 10.82% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 221 34.64% 638
Bottineau 2,633 60.06% 1,520 34.67% 230 5.25% 1 0.02% 0 0.00% 1,113 25.39% 4,384
Bowman 927 56.46% 559 34.04% 156 9.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 368 22.41% 1,642
Burke 1,239 56.83% 808 37.06% 132 6.06% 1 0.05% 0 0.00% 431 19.77% 2,180
Burleigh 10,661 64.03% 5,139 30.87% 818 4.91% 25 0.15% 6 0.04% 5,522 33.17% 16,649
Cass 15,240 55.88% 10,819 39.67% 1,167 4.28% 33 0.12% 12 0.04% 4,421 16.21% 27,271
Cavalier 1,953 50.85% 1,631 42.46% 257 6.69% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 322 8.38% 3,841
Dickey 2,087 62.34% 1,098 32.80% 161 4.81% 2 0.06% 0 0.00% 989 29.54% 3,348
Divide 1,032 50.39% 914 44.63% 102 4.98% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 118 5.76% 2,048
Dunn 1,207 56.17% 772 35.92% 169 7.86% 1 0.05% 0 0.00% 435 20.24% 2,149
Eddy 1,018 51.10% 893 44.83% 76 3.82% 3 0.15% 2 0.10% 125 6.28% 1,992
Emmons 1,991 65.04% 756 24.70% 311 10.16% 2 0.07% 1 0.03% 1,235 40.35% 3,061
Foster 1,119 52.31% 897 41.94% 123 5.75% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 222 10.38% 2,139
Golden Valley 735 61.30% 348 29.02% 115 9.59% 1 0.08% 0 0.00% 387 32.28% 1,199
Grand Forks 9,802 52.00% 7,695 40.82% 1,332 7.07% 18 0.10% 2 0.01% 2,107 11.18% 18,849
Grant 1,648 71.78% 488 21.25% 157 6.84% 2 0.09% 1 0.04% 1,160 50.52% 2,296
Griggs 1,110 49.84% 1,008 45.26% 109 4.89% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 102 4.58% 2,227
Hettinger 1,424 63.97% 638 28.66% 163 7.32% 1 0.04% 0 0.00% 786 35.31% 2,226
Kidder 1,204 61.84% 548 28.15% 192 9.86% 1 0.05% 2 0.10% 656 33.69% 1,947
LaMoure 2,008 57.90% 1,269 36.59% 189 5.45% 2 0.06% 0 0.00% 739 21.31% 3,468
Logan 1,416 70.45% 459 22.84% 135 6.72% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 957 47.61% 2,010
McHenry 2,226 54.21% 1,595 38.85% 281 6.84% 3 0.07% 1 0.02% 631 15.37% 4,106
McIntosh 2,258 82.65% 342 12.52% 129 4.72% 3 0.11% 0 0.00% 1,916 70.13% 2,732
McKenzie 1,625 59.63% 935 34.31% 164 6.02% 1 0.04% 0 0.00% 690 25.32% 2,725
McLean 2,764 54.95% 2,050 40.76% 216 4.29% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 714 14.19% 5,030
Mercer 2,039 69.38% 730 24.84% 169 5.75% 1 0.03% 0 0.00% 1,309 44.54% 2,939
Morton 4,465 55.02% 3,156 38.89% 489 6.03% 1 0.01% 4 0.05% 1,309 16.13% 8,115
Mountrail 1,494 44.33% 1,662 49.32% 212 6.29% 2 0.06% 0 0.00% -168 -4.99% 3,370
Nelson 1,526 48.26% 1,477 46.71% 157 4.97% 1 0.03% 1 0.03% 49 1.55% 3,162
Oliver 616 63.44% 269 27.70% 85 8.75% 1 0.10% 0 0.00% 347 35.74% 971
Pembina 2,574 56.01% 1,686 36.68% 335 7.29% 1 0.02% 0 0.00% 888 19.32% 4,596
Pierce 1,700 57.07% 1,048 35.18% 229 7.69% 1 0.03% 1 0.03% 652 21.89% 2,979
Ramsey 3,189 54.56% 2,384 40.79% 269 4.60% 3 0.05% 0 0.00% 805 13.77% 5,845
Ransom 1,943 57.43% 1,286 38.01% 153 4.52% 1 0.03% 0 0.00% 657 19.42% 3,383
Renville 851 46.86% 880 48.46% 84 4.63% 1 0.06% 0 0.00% -29 -1.60% 1,816
Richland 4,224 54.38% 3,098 39.89% 443 5.70% 1 0.01% 1 0.01% 1,126 14.50% 7,767
Rolette 1,211 37.23% 1,870 57.49% 172 5.29% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -659 -20.26% 3,253
Sargent 1,386 48.65% 1,308 45.91% 154 5.41% 1 0.04% 0 0.00% 78 2.74% 2,849
Sheridan 1,295 74.99% 350 20.27% 79 4.57% 1 0.06% 2 0.12% 945 54.72% 1,727
Sioux 482 45.26% 525 49.30% 58 5.45% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -43 -4.04% 1,065
Slope 379 55.57% 238 34.90% 64 9.38% 1 0.15% 0 0.00% 141 20.67% 682
Stark 4,365 58.64% 2,577 34.62% 500 6.72% 1 0.01% 1 0.01% 1,788 24.02% 7,444
Steele 952 46.87% 991 48.79% 88 4.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -39 -1.92% 2,031
Stutsman 5,162 56.21% 3,532 38.46% 477 5.19% 5 0.05% 8 0.09% 1,630 17.75% 9,184
Towner 1,109 49.84% 990 44.49% 124 5.57% 2 0.09% 0 0.00% 119 5.35% 2,225
Traill 2,692 57.55% 1,740 37.20% 243 5.19% 2 0.04% 1 0.02% 952 20.35% 4,678
Walsh 3,410 50.06% 2,948 43.28% 453 6.65% 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 462 6.78% 6,812
Ward 9,079 53.11% 7,105 41.56% 896 5.24% 11 0.06% 4 0.02% 1,974 11.55% 17,095
Wells 2,266 59.92% 1,265 33.45% 247 6.53% 4 0.11% 0 0.00% 1,001 26.47% 3,782
Williams 3,980 51.51% 3,263 42.23% 483 6.25% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 717 9.28% 7,726
Totals 138,669 55.94% 94,769 38.23% 14,244 5.75% 128 0.05% 72 0.03% 43,900 17.71% 247,882

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 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "1968 Election for the Forty-Sixth Term (1969-73)". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results – North Dakota". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1968". Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "1968 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  6. ^ "ND US President Race, November 05, 1968". Our Campigns.