1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky
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  1964 November 5, 1968 1972  
  Richard Nixon portrait.jpg Hubert Humphrey crop.jpg George C Wallace.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic American
Home state New York [lower-alpha 1] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie S. Marvin Griffin
Electoral vote900
Popular vote462,411397,541193,098
Percentage43.8%37.7%18.3%

Kentucky Presidential Election Results 1968.svg
County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Richard Nixon
Republican

The 1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 5, 1968. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose 9 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States.

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Former Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, won the state with 462,411 votes and 43.79 percent of the vote, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic nominee, taking 397,541 votes and 37.65 percent of the vote, followed by American Party candidate George Wallace, who took 193,098 votes and 18.29 percent of the vote. [1]

Results

1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Richard Nixon 462,411 43.79
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 397,54137.65
American George Wallace 193,09818.29
Socialist Workers Fred Halstead 2,8430.27
Total votes1,055,893 100%

Results by county

CountyRichard Milhous Nixon [2]
Republican
Hubert Horatio Humphrey [2]
Democratic
George Corley Wallace [2]
American
Frederick W. Halstead [2]
Socialist Workers
MarginTotal votes cast
# %# %# %# %# %
Adair 3,23959.43%1,36224.99%84415.49%50.09%1,87734.44%5,450
Allen 2,95261.63%92719.35%90518.89%60.13%2,02542.28%4,790
Anderson 1,59444.33%1,33437.10%65718.27%110.31%2607.23%3,596
Ballard 56416.38%1,63247.39%1,19734.76%511.48%435 [lower-alpha 2] 12.63%3,444
Barren 4,20942.84%3,46435.25%2,14021.78%130.13%7457.58%9,826
Bath 1,27738.34%1,39441.85%65819.75%20.06%-117-3.51%3,331
Bell 4,90547.74%4,13840.27%1,20411.72%280.27%7677.46%10,275
Boone 4,08145.09%2,72530.11%2,24024.75%50.06%1,35614.98%9,051
Bourbon 1,84833.85%2,56647.00%1,02318.74%230.42%-718-13.15%5,460
Boyd 8,63245.43%7,91441.65%2,44312.86%120.06%7183.78%19,001
Boyle 2,71540.29%2,66339.52%1,35620.12%40.06%520.77%6,738
Bracken 1,11540.81%1,06739.06%54820.06%20.07%481.76%2,732
Breathitt 1,36129.09%2,95463.15%3617.72%20.04%-1,593-34.05%4,678
Breckinridge 2,77947.32%2,02434.46%1,06718.17%30.05%75512.86%5,873
Bullitt 1,96531.14%2,13533.84%2,18034.55%300.48%-45 [lower-alpha 2] -0.71%6,310
Butler 2,63766.47%69117.42%63415.98%50.13%1,94649.05%3,967
Caldwell 2,13942.23%1,43928.41%1,42628.15%611.20%70013.82%5,065
Calloway 2,67230.78%3,85444.39%2,15024.76%60.07%-1,182-13.61%8,682
Campbell 13,68148.51%9,74734.56%4,75016.84%250.09%3,93413.95%28,203
Carlisle 47919.65%1,14446.92%80733.10%80.33%337 [lower-alpha 2] 13.82%2,438
Carroll 86827.54%1,76556.00%51416.31%50.16%-897-28.46%3,152
Carter 3,23449.67%2,34436.00%92614.22%70.11%89013.67%6,511
Casey 3,69870.64%87916.79%64912.40%90.17%2,81953.85%5,235
Christian 3,78830.03%4,28133.94%4,52735.89%180.14%-246 [lower-alpha 2] -1.95%12,614
Clark 2,69839.63%2,38535.03%1,72225.29%30.04%3134.60%6,808
Clay 4,66375.16%1,21319.55%3275.27%10.02%3,45055.61%6,204
Clinton 2,57275.09%56816.58%2808.18%50.15%2,00458.51%3,425
Crittenden 1,94254.97%83823.72%74821.17%50.14%1,10431.25%3,533
Cumberland 2,11667.82%64620.71%35511.38%30.10%1,47047.12%3,120
Daviess 10,11140.22%9,94739.56%5,01519.95%690.27%1640.65%25,142
Edmonson 2,28065.44%67919.49%51614.81%90.26%1,60145.95%3,484
Elliott 51523.56%1,38763.45%28012.81%40.18%-872-39.89%2,186
Estill 2,23653.57%1,26130.21%67516.17%20.05%97523.36%4,174
Fayette 24,94849.53%16,90233.55%8,35416.58%1690.34%8,04615.97%50,373
Fleming 2,22053.28%1,40633.74%53512.84%60.14%81419.53%4,167
Floyd 3,55027.22%8,33363.89%1,1508.82%100.08%-4,783-36.67%13,043
Franklin 4,05730.82%6,39648.58%2,65520.17%570.43%-2,339-17.77%13,165
Fulton 1,07928.26%1,20431.53%1,52639.97%90.24%-322 [lower-alpha 2] -8.43%3,818
Gallatin 41329.35%68548.69%30421.61%50.36%-272-19.33%1,407
Garrard 2,20556.15%1,00025.46%67517.19%471.20%1,20530.69%3,927
Grant 1,38639.35%1,16933.19%94126.72%260.74%2176.16%3,522
Graves 3,23926.52%5,10341.78%3,82931.35%420.34%1,274 [lower-alpha 2] 10.43%12,213
Grayson 3,59861.14%1,59527.10%65711.16%350.59%2,00334.04%5,885
Green 2,44858.71%1,00324.05%71217.07%70.17%1,44534.65%4,170
Greenup 4,69843.68%4,68943.60%1,36512.69%30.03%90.08%10,755
Hancock 1,04944.70%86736.94%41917.85%120.51%1827.75%2,347
Hardin 5,32941.84%4,47035.09%2,84522.34%930.73%8596.74%12,737
Harlan 4,57234.96%6,38948.86%2,09916.05%170.13%-1,817-13.89%13,077
Harrison 1,63733.75%2,37348.93%83917.30%10.02%-736-15.18%4,850
Hart 2,81751.37%1,65830.23%1,00218.27%70.13%1,15921.13%5,484
Henderson 3,51232.74%5,06247.19%2,13219.88%200.19%-1,550-14.45%10,726
Henry 1,27132.04%1,97849.86%71117.92%70.18%-707-17.82%3,967
Hickman 62323.19%88032.76%1,15442.96%291.08%-274 [lower-alpha 2] -10.20%2,686
Hopkins 3,79131.94%4,39137.00%3,66830.90%190.16%-600-5.06%11,869
Jackson 3,09884.09%3048.25%2797.57%30.08%2,79475.84%3,684
Jefferson 95,94243.09%90,24240.53%35,56115.97%9120.41%5,7002.56%222,657
Jessamine 2,33845.46%1,33425.94%1,44028.00%310.60%898 [lower-alpha 3] 17.46%5,143
Johnson 4,04661.90%2,14232.77%3445.26%40.06%1,90429.13%6,536
Kenton 17,26343.64%14,65637.05%7,61219.24%260.07%2,6076.59%39,557
Knott 1,09822.56%3,33568.52%4288.79%60.12%-2,237-45.96%4,867
Knox 4,38857.77%2,24429.55%94412.43%190.25%2,14428.23%7,595
Larue 1,86247.78%1,25132.10%77619.91%80.21%61115.68%3,897
Laurel 6,25167.57%1,75618.98%1,23613.36%80.09%4,49548.59%9,251
Lawrence 1,94645.80%1,82542.95%47611.20%20.05%1212.85%4,249
Lee 1,33958.27%67429.33%28512.40%00.00%66528.94%2,298
Leslie 2,61571.08%82822.51%2366.41%00.00%1,78748.57%3,679
Letcher 3,24342.30%3,49945.64%92012.00%50.07%-256-3.34%7,667
Lewis 2,76064.83%1,01723.89%47211.09%80.19%1,74340.94%4,257
Lincoln 2,59147.45%1,73631.79%1,12920.67%50.09%85515.66%5,461
Livingston 1,07932.63%1,27238.46%95328.82%30.09%-193-5.84%3,307
Logan 3,40239.16%3,33938.44%1,88121.65%650.75%630.73%8,687
Lyon 57929.88%71937.10%61931.94%211.08%100 [lower-alpha 2] 5.16%1,938
Madison 5,32544.83%3,88432.70%2,55821.54%1110.93%1,44112.13%11,878
Magoffin 1,96747.71%1,92746.74%2295.55%00.00%400.97%4,123
Marion 1,62033.02%2,43649.65%84917.31%10.02%-816-16.63%4,906
Marshall 2,43230.70%3,30141.67%2,18327.56%50.06%-869-10.97%7,921
Martin 1,94368.42%75926.73%1364.79%20.07%1,18441.69%2,840
Mason 2,66140.50%2,77242.19%1,13117.21%60.09%-111-1.69%6,570
McCracken 5,88727.33%9,74145.21%5,81026.97%1060.49%-3,854-17.89%21,544
McCreary 2,67067.61%75919.22%47912.13%411.04%1,91148.39%3,949
McLean 1,37235.73%1,37335.76%1,08428.23%110.29%-1-0.03%3,840
Meade 1,38532.98%1,92645.86%88621.10%30.07%-541-12.88%4,200
Menifee 50938.65%55442.07%24718.75%70.53%-45-3.42%1,317
Mercer 2,43243.07%1,95034.54%1,22721.73%370.66%4828.54%5,646
Metcalfe 1,56651.41%1,00132.86%46915.40%100.33%56518.55%3,046
Monroe 4,08676.06%69312.90%59010.98%30.06%3,39363.16%5,372
Montgomery 2,11346.87%1,40831.23%98021.74%70.16%70515.64%4,508
Morgan 1,34133.86%2,22256.10%39810.05%00.00%-881-22.24%3,961
Muhlenberg 3,85339.52%3,68837.83%2,19822.54%110.11%1651.69%