1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky

← 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[a] Minnesota Alabama
Running mate Spiro Agnew Edmund Muskie S. Marvin Griffin
Electoral vote 9 0 0
Popular vote 462,411 397,541 193,098
Percentage 43.8% 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.

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[edit]

1968 United States presidential election in Kentucky
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 462,411 43.79
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 397,541 37.65
American George Wallace 193,098 18.29
Socialist Workers Fred Halstead 2,843 0.27
Total votes 1,055,893 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Richard Milhous Nixon[2]
Republican
Hubert Horatio Humphrey[2]
Democratic
George Corley Wallace[2]
American
Frederick W. Halstead[2]
Socialist Workers
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # %
Adair 3,239 59.43% 1,362 24.99% 844 15.49% 5 0.09% 1,877 34.44% 5,450
Allen 2,952 61.63% 927 19.35% 905 18.89% 6 0.13% 2,025 42.28% 4,790
Anderson 1,594 44.33% 1,334 37.10% 657 18.27% 11 0.31% 260 7.23% 3,596
Ballard 564 16.38% 1,632 47.39% 1,197 34.76% 51 1.48% 435[b] 12.63% 3,444
Barren 4,209 42.84% 3,464 35.25% 2,140 21.78% 13 0.13% 745 7.58% 9,826
Bath 1,277 38.34% 1,394 41.85% 658 19.75% 2 0.06% -117 -3.51% 3,331
Bell 4,905 47.74% 4,138 40.27% 1,204 11.72% 28 0.27% 767 7.46% 10,275
Boone 4,081 45.09% 2,725 30.11% 2,240 24.75% 5 0.06% 1,356 14.98% 9,051
Bourbon 1,848 33.85% 2,566 47.00% 1,023 18.74% 23 0.42% -718 -13.15% 5,460
Boyd 8,632 45.43% 7,914 41.65% 2,443 12.86% 12 0.06% 718 3.78% 19,001
Boyle 2,715 40.29% 2,663 39.52% 1,356 20.12% 4 0.06% 52 0.77% 6,738
Bracken 1,115 40.81% 1,067 39.06% 548 20.06% 2 0.07% 48 1.76% 2,732
Breathitt 1,361 29.09% 2,954 63.15% 361 7.72% 2 0.04% -1,593 -34.05% 4,678
Breckinridge 2,779 47.32% 2,024 34.46% 1,067 18.17% 3 0.05% 755 12.86% 5,873
Bullitt 1,965 31.14% 2,135 33.84% 2,180 34.55% 30 0.48% -45[b] -0.71% 6,310
Butler 2,637 66.47% 691 17.42% 634 15.98% 5 0.13% 1,946 49.05% 3,967
Caldwell 2,139 42.23% 1,439 28.41% 1,426 28.15% 61 1.20% 700 13.82% 5,065
Calloway 2,672 30.78% 3,854 44.39% 2,150 24.76% 6 0.07% -1,182 -13.61% 8,682
Campbell 13,681 48.51% 9,747 34.56% 4,750 16.84% 25 0.09% 3,934 13.95% 28,203
Carlisle 479 19.65% 1,144 46.92% 807 33.10% 8 0.33% 337[b] 13.82% 2,438
Carroll 868 27.54% 1,765 56.00% 514 16.31% 5 0.16% -897 -28.46% 3,152
Carter 3,234 49.67% 2,344 36.00% 926 14.22% 7 0.11% 890 13.67% 6,511
Casey 3,698 70.64% 879 16.79% 649 12.40% 9 0.17% 2,819 53.85% 5,235
Christian 3,788 30.03% 4,281 33.94% 4,527 35.89% 18 0.14% -246[b] -1.95% 12,614
Clark 2,698 39.63% 2,385 35.03% 1,722 25.29% 3 0.04% 313 4.60% 6,808
Clay 4,663 75.16% 1,213 19.55% 327 5.27% 1 0.02% 3,450 55.61% 6,204
Clinton 2,572 75.09% 568 16.58% 280 8.18% 5 0.15% 2,004 58.51% 3,425
Crittenden 1,942 54.97% 838 23.72% 748 21.17% 5 0.14% 1,104 31.25% 3,533
Cumberland 2,116 67.82% 646 20.71% 355 11.38% 3 0.10% 1,470 47.12% 3,120
Daviess 10,111 40.22% 9,947 39.56% 5,015 19.95% 69 0.27% 164 0.65% 25,142
Edmonson 2,280 65.44% 679 19.49% 516 14.81% 9 0.26% 1,601 45.95% 3,484
Elliott 515 23.56% 1,387 63.45% 280 12.81% 4 0.18% -872 -39.89% 2,186
Estill 2,236 53.57% 1,261 30.21% 675 16.17% 2 0.05% 975 23.36% 4,174
Fayette 24,948 49.53% 16,902 33.55% 8,354 16.58% 169 0.34% 8,046 15.97% 50,373
Fleming 2,220 53.28% 1,406 33.74% 535 12.84% 6 0.14% 814 19.53% 4,167
Floyd 3,550 27.22% 8,333 63.89% 1,150 8.82% 10 0.08% -4,783 -36.67% 13,043
Franklin 4,057 30.82% 6,396 48.58% 2,655 20.17% 57 0.43% -2,339 -17.77% 13,165
Fulton 1,079 28.26% 1,204 31.53% 1,526 39.97% 9 0.24% -322[b] -8.43% 3,818
Gallatin 413 29.35% 685 48.69% 304 21.61% 5 0.36% -272 -19.33% 1,407
Garrard 2,205 56.15% 1,000 25.46% 675 17.19% 47 1.20% 1,205 30.69% 3,927
Grant 1,386 39.35% 1,169 33.19% 941 26.72% 26 0.74% 217 6.16% 3,522
Graves 3,239 26.52% 5,103 41.78% 3,829 31.35% 42 0.34% 1,274[b] 10.43% 12,213
Grayson 3,598 61.14% 1,595 27.10% 657 11.16% 35 0.59% 2,003 34.04% 5,885
Green 2,448 58.71% 1,003 24.05% 712 17.07% 7 0.17% 1,445 34.65% 4,170
Greenup 4,698 43.68% 4,689 43.60% 1,365 12.69% 3 0.03% 9 0.08% 10,755
Hancock 1,049 44.70% 867 36.94% 419 17.85% 12 0.51% 182 7.75% 2,347
Hardin 5,329 41.84% 4,470 35.09% 2,845 22.34% 93 0.73% 859 6.74% 12,737
Harlan 4,572 34.96% 6,389 48.86% 2,099 16.05% 17 0.13% -1,817 -13.89% 13,077
Harrison 1,637 33.75% 2,373 48.93% 839 17.30% 1 0.02% -736 -15.18% 4,850
Hart 2,817 51.37% 1,658 30.23% 1,002 18.27% 7 0.13% 1,159 21.13% 5,484
Henderson 3,512 32.74% 5,062 47.19% 2,132 19.88% 20 0.19% -1,550 -14.45% 10,726
Henry 1,271 32.04% 1,978 49.86% 711 17.92% 7 0.18% -707 -17.82% 3,967
Hickman 623 23.19% 880 32.76% 1,154 42.96% 29 1.08% -274[b] -10.20% 2,686
Hopkins 3,791 31.94% 4,391 37.00% 3,668 30.90% 19 0.16% -600 -5.06% 11,869
Jackson 3,098 84.09% 304 8.25% 279 7.57% 3 0.08% 2,794 75.84% 3,684
Jefferson 95,942 43.09% 90,242 40.53% 35,561 15.97% 912 0.41% 5,700 2.56% 222,657
Jessamine 2,338 45.46% 1,334 25.94% 1,440 28.00% 31 0.60% 898[c] 17.46% 5,143
Johnson 4,046 61.90% 2,142 32.77% 344 5.26% 4 0.06% 1,904 29.13% 6,536
Kenton 17,263 43.64% 14,656 37.05% 7,612 19.24% 26 0.07% 2,607 6.59% 39,557
Knott 1,098 22.56% 3,335 68.52% 428 8.79% 6 0.12% -2,237 -45.96% 4,867
Knox 4,388 57.77% 2,244 29.55% 944 12.43% 19 0.25% 2,144 28.23% 7,595
Larue 1,862 47.78% 1,251 32.10% 776 19.91% 8 0.21% 611 15.68% 3,897
Laurel 6,251 67.57% 1,756 18.98% 1,236 13.36% 8 0.09% 4,495 48.59% 9,251
Lawrence 1,946 45.80% 1,825 42.95% 476 11.20% 2 0.05% 121 2.85% 4,249
Lee 1,339 58.27% 674 29.33% 285 12.40% 0 0.00% 665 28.94% 2,298
Leslie 2,615 71.08% 828 22.51% 236 6.41% 0 0.00% 1,787 48.57% 3,679
Letcher 3,243 42.30% 3,499 45.64% 920 12.00% 5 0.07% -256 -3.34% 7,667
Lewis 2,760 64.83% 1,017 23.89% 472 11.09% 8 0.19% 1,743 40.94% 4,257
Lincoln 2,591 47.45% 1,736 31.79% 1,129 20.67% 5 0.09% 855 15.66% 5,461
Livingston 1,079 32.63% 1,272 38.46% 953 28.82% 3 0.09% -193 -5.84% 3,307
Logan 3,402 39.16% 3,339 38.44% 1,881 21.65% 65 0.75% 63 0.73% 8,687
Lyon 579 29.88% 719 37.10% 619 31.94% 21 1.08% 100[b] 5.16% 1,938
Madison 5,325 44.83% 3,884 32.70% 2,558 21.54% 111 0.93% 1,441 12.13% 11,878
Magoffin 1,967 47.71% 1,927 46.74% 229 5.55% 0 0.00% 40 0.97% 4,123
Marion 1,620 33.02% 2,436 49.65% 849 17.31% 1 0.02% -816 -16.63% 4,906
Marshall 2,432 30.70% 3,301 41.67% 2,183 27.56% 5 0.06% -869 -10.97% 7,921
Martin 1,943 68.42% 759 26.73% 136 4.79% 2 0.07% 1,184 41.69% 2,840
Mason 2,661 40.50% 2,772 42.19% 1,131 17.21% 6 0.09% -111 -1.69% 6,570
McCracken 5,887 27.33% 9,741 45.21% 5,810 26.97% 106 0.49% -3,854 -17.89% 21,544
McCreary 2,670 67.61% 759 19.22% 479 12.13% 41 1.04% 1,911 48.39% 3,949
McLean 1,372 35.73% 1,373 35.76% 1,084 28.23% 11 0.29% -1 -0.03% 3,840
Meade 1,385 32.98% 1,926 45.86% 886 21.10% 3 0.07% -541 -12.88% 4,200
Menifee 509 38.65% 554 42.07% 247 18.75% 7 0.53% -45 -3.42% 1,317
Mercer 2,432 43.07% 1,950 34.54% 1,227 21.73% 37 0.66% 482 8.54% 5,646
Metcalfe 1,566 51.41% 1,001 32.86% 469 15.40% 10 0.33% 565 18.55% 3,046
Monroe 4,086 76.06% 693 12.90% 590 10.98% 3 0.06% 3,393 63.16% 5,372
Montgomery 2,113 46.87% 1,408 31.23% 980 21.74% 7 0.16% 705 15.64% 4,508
Morgan 1,341 33.86% 2,222 56.10% 398 10.05% 0 0.00% -881 -22.24% 3,961
Muhlenberg 3,853 39.52% 3,688 37.83% 2,198 22.54% 11 0.11% 165 1.69% 9,750
Nelson 2,373 34.31% 3,420 49.45% 1,104 15.96% 19 0.27% -1,047 -15.14% 6,916
Nicholas 725 35.16% 911 44.18% 413 20.03% 13 0.63% -186 -9.02% 2,062
Ohio 3,504 54.16% 1,695 26.20% 1,263 19.52% 8 0.12% 1,809 27.96% 6,470
Oldham 1,655 41.45% 1,399 35.04% 937 23.47% 2 0.05% 256 6.41% 3,993
Owen 827 26.39% 1,608 51.31% 697 22.24% 2 0.06% -781 -24.92% 3,134
Owsley 1,417 75.49% 303 16.14% 157 8.36% 0 0.00% 1,114 59.35% 1,877
Pendleton 1,614 45.68% 1,156 32.72% 760 21.51% 3 0.08% 458 12.96% 3,533
Perry 3,993 41.85% 4,562 47.81% 983 10.30% 3 0.03% -569 -5.96% 9,541
Pike 8,911 39.56% 11,663 51.78% 1,933 8.58% 19 0.08% -2,752 -12.22% 22,526
Powell 1,157 42.57% 934 34.36% 625 22.99% 2 0.07% 223 8.20% 2,718
Pulaski 8,290 64.26% 2,823 21.88% 1,780 13.80% 8 0.06% 5,467 42.38% 12,901
Robertson 416 41.15% 406 40.16% 186 18.40% 3 0.30% 10 0.99% 1,011
Rockcastle 3,072 66.96% 868 18.92% 644 14.04% 4 0.09% 2,204 48.04% 4,588
Rowan 2,017 45.23% 1,898 42.57% 541 12.13% 3 0.07% 119 2.67% 4,459
Russell 3,035 64.29% 961 20.36% 718 15.21% 7 0.15% 2,074 43.93% 4,721
Scott 1,748 35.07% 1,961 39.35% 1,242 24.92% 33 0.66% -213 -4.27% 4,984
Shelby 2,287 37.78% 2,579 42.60% 1,185 19.57% 3 0.05% -292 -4.82% 6,054
Simpson 1,435 33.07% 1,505 34.69% 1,390 32.04% 9 0.21% -70 -1.61% 4,339
Spencer 733 41.89% 564 32.23% 448 25.60% 5 0.29% 169 9.66% 1,750
Taylor 3,032 50.88% 1,367 22.94% 1,554 26.08% 6 0.10% 1,478[c] 24.80% 5,959
Todd 1,433 31.99% 1,082 24.16% 1,932 43.13% 32 0.71% -499[c] -11.14% 4,479
Trigg 1,100 30.38% 1,330 36.73% 1,180 32.59% 11 0.30% 150[b] 4.14% 3,621
Trimble 511 25.98% 1,045 53.13% 406 20.64% 5 0.25% -534 -27.15% 1,967
Union 1,371 23.66% 2,616 45.15% 1,804 31.14% 3 0.05% 812[b] 14.01% 5,794
Warren 8,084 45.76% 5,200 29.44% 4,365 24.71% 16 0.09% 2,884 16.33% 17,665
Washington 1,863 46.35% 1,675 41.68% 472 11.74% 9 0.22% 188 4.68% 4,019
Wayne 3,055 61.08% 1,467 29.33% 475 9.50% 5 0.10% 1,588 31.75% 5,002
Webster 1,446 29.48% 2,114 43.10% 1,337 27.26% 8 0.16% -668 -13.62% 4,905
Whitley 5,639 59.74% 2,134 22.61% 1,650 17.48% 16 0.17% 3,505 37.13% 9,439
Wolfe 758 34.35% 1,162 52.65% 282 12.78% 5 0.23% -404 -18.31% 2,207
Woodford 1,901 42.51% 1,646 36.81% 894 19.99% 31 0.69% 255 5.70% 4,472
Totals 462,411 43.79% 397,541 37.65% 193,098 18.29% 2,843 0.27% 64,870 6.14% 1,055,893

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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j In this county where Nixon ran third behind Humphrey and Wallace, margin given is Humphrey vote minus Wallace vote and percentage margin Humphrey percentage minus Wallace percentage.
  3. ^ a b c In this county where Humphrey ran third behind Nixon and Wallace, margin given is Nixon vote minus Wallace vote and percentage margin Nixon percentage minus Wallace percentage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Presidential General Election Results – Kentucky". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.
  2. ^ a b c d Our Campaigns; KY US Presidential Race, November 05, 1968