1968 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote N H W %Margin Margin Nixon Humphrey Wallace Other
1 MO121,809,502123 1.13% 20,488 44.87% 43.74% 11.39% 0.00%
2 TX253,079,406213 1.27% 38,960 39.87% 41.14% 18.97% 0.02%
3 MD101,235,039213 1.64% 20,315 41.94% 43.59% 14.47% 0.00%
4 WA91,304,281213 2.11% 27,527 45.12% 47.23% 7.44% 0.21%
5 NJ172,875,395123 2.13% 61,261 46.10% 43.97% 9.12% 0.82%
6 OH263,959,698123 2.28% 90,428 45.23% 42.95% 11.81% 0.02%
7 AK383,035123 2.64% 2,189 45.28% 42.65% 12.07% 0.00%
8 IL264,619,749123 2.92% 134,960 47.08% 44.15% 8.46% 0.31%
9 CA407,251,587123 3.08% 223,346 47.82% 44.74% 6.72% 0.72%
10 DE3214,367123 3.51% 7,520 45.12% 41.61% 13.28% 0.00%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote N H W %Margin Margin Nixon Humphrey Wallace Other
1 DC3170,578210 63.64% 108,554 18.18% 81.82% 0.00% 0.00%
2 AL101,049,917321 47.13% 494,846 13.99% 18.72% 65.86% 1.43%
3 MS7654,509321 40.44% 264,705 13.52% 23.02% 63.46% 0.00%
4 RI4385,000213 32.25% 124,159 31.78% 64.03% 4.07% 0.12%
5 MA142,331,752213 30.12% 702,374 32.89% 63.01% 3.73% 0.37%
6 NE5536,851123 28.01% 150,379 59.82% 31.81% 8.36% 0.00%
7 ID4291,183123 26.13% 76,096 56.79% 30.66% 12.55% 0.00%
8 HI4236,218213 21.12% 49,899 38.70% 59.83% 1.47% 0.00%
9 WY3127,205123 20.25% 25,754 55.76% 35.51% 8.73% 0.00%
10 KS7872,783123 20.13% 175,678 54.84% 34.72% 10.19% 0.25%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
NixonHumphreyWallace
Nebraska59.82%District of Columbia81.82%Alabama65.86%
Idaho56.79%Rhode Island64.03%Mississippi63.46%
Utah56.49%Massachusetts63.01%Louisiana48.32%
North Dakota55.94%Hawaii59.83%Georgia42.83%
Wyoming55.76%Maine55.30%Arkansas38.65%
BlomenGregoryHalstead
Colorado0.37%New York0.36%New Jersey0.30%
Virginia0.34%New Jersey0.28%Iowa0.29%
Illinois0.30%Colorado0.17%Kentucky0.27%
Massachusetts0.27%Pennsylvania0.16%Vermont0.18%
New Jersey0.24%Virginia0.12%New York0.17%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
NixonHumphreyWallace
Mississippi13.52%Alabama18.72%District of Columbia0.00%
Alabama13.99%Mississippi23.02%Hawaii1.47%
District of Columbia18.18%Georgia26.75%Maine1.62%
Louisiana23.47%Tennessee28.13%Vermont3.16%
Georgia30.40%Louisiana28.21%Massachusetts3.73%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
New York2,299,059Alabama528,741
California1,516,115Mississippi366,038
Pennsylvania1,287,909Louisiana174,237
Ohio1,117,894Georgia48,356
Illinois1,025,847South Carolina36,772


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Vermont41.83%Mississippi83.77%
Hawaii36.40%Alabama74.18%
Iowa36.16%Louisiana18.37%
New Hampshire35.96%South Carolina9.31%
Kentucky34.50%Georgia4.60%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Texas452,595New York-375,949
Alabama360,100Illinois-83,092
Florida333,324Pennsylvania-74,762
Virginia319,224Nebraska-47,303
Mississippi245,363West Virginia-37,834


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Mississippi59.97%District of Columbia-14.11%
Alabama52.20%Wyoming-10.87%
Virginia30.63%Nebraska-8.10%
South Carolina27.10%New York-5.25%
Alaska23.46%West Virginia-4.78%


State Ranks
Rank NixonHumphreyWallace
132145
216323
33542


County Ranks
Rank NixonHumphreyWallace
11,849684578
27822,106224
34803212,308


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
NixonHumphreyWallace
Hooker, NE87.94%Duval, TX88.74%Geneva, AL91.73%
Jackson, KY84.09%Jim Hogg, TX82.06%George, MS91.20%
McIntosh, ND82.65%District of Columbia, DC81.82%Lamar, AL88.25%
McPherson, SD80.34%Webb, TX79.65%Calhoun, MS87.80%
Sioux, IA80.04%Suffolk, MA75.62%Holmes, FL87.21%
BlomenGregoryHalstead
Campbell, VA5.06%Williamsburg, VA2.43%Atlantic, NJ1.87%
Bedford, VA3.45%New York, NY1.63%Hardin, IA1.83%
Wythe, VA2.41%Pitkin, CO1.09%Hudson, NJ1.68%
Chesapeake, VA2.19%Tompkins, NY0.64%Dickinson, IA1.61%
Lynchburg, VA2.08%Mercer, NJ0.60%Ballard, KY1.48%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
NixonHumphreyWallace
Henry, AL1.59%Blount, AL3.64%District of Columbia, DC0.00%
Choctaw, AL2.89%Cleburne, AL4.01%Aroostook, ME0.93%
Geneva, AL3.31%Marion, AL4.34%Hawaii, HI1.10%
Conecuh, AL3.48%Geneva, AL4.43%Starr, TX1.32%
Washington, AL3.52%Winston, AL4.67%Kauai, HI1.37%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
NixonHumphreyWallace
Los Angeles, CA1,266,480Los Angeles, CA1,223,251Cook, IL186,921
Cook, IL960,493Cook, IL1,181,316Los Angeles, CA151,050
Nassau, NY329,792Wayne, MI654,157Jefferson, AL106,233
Orange, CA314,905Philadelphia, PA525,768Wayne, MI105,606
Queens, NY306,620Kings, NY489,174Harris, TX86,412
BlomenGregoryHalstead
Cook, IL7,808New York, NY8,610Hudson, NJ4,105
Essex, NJ3,028Philadelphia, PA3,121Suffolk, NY1,668
Philadelphia, PA2,570Queens, NY3,104Allegheny, PA1,544
Middlesex, MA1,765Kings, NY2,857Atlantic, NJ1,458
Suffolk, MA1,281Nassau, NY2,107Wayne, MI1,456


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
NixonHumphreyWallace
Loving, TX23Loving, TX18District of Columbia, DC0
King, TX44Hooker, NE36Kenedy, TX7
Issaquena, MS44McPherson, NE40Hooker, NE12
Echols, GA53Hinsdale, CO43Arthur, NE15
Chattahoochee, GA70Arthur, NE47Grant, NE20


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Los Angeles, CA450,462Jefferson, AL116,849
Cook, IL420,640Mobile, AL57,599
Kings, NY214,310Hinds, MS33,165
Wayne, MI187,182Caddo, LA28,490
Nassau, NY184,897Montgomery, AL28,357
Cuyahoga, OH171,726Orleans, LA23,727
Queens, NY163,141Tuscaloosa, AL14,961
Philadelphia, PA159,297Ouachita, LA13,231
New York, NY148,375Etowah, AL13,156
Bergen, NJ139,679Lauderdale, MS12,575


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Gillespie, TX68.45%Jefferson, MS148.00%
Blanco, TX60.54%Claiborne, MS141.40%
Lewis, NY60.02%Holmes, MS138.54%
Wayne, NY58.68%Wilkinson, MS134.70%
Clinton, NY58.06%Issaquena, MS129.83%
Essex, NY56.64%Noxubee, MS124.74%
Rabun, GA56.41%Madison, MS124.25%
Hamilton, NY56.20%Wilcox, AL123.97%
Yates, NY56.05%Sumter, AL122.61%
Warren, NY56.01%Dallas, AL120.80%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Orange, CA97,542Kings, NY-140,534
Harris, TX88,052Cook, IL-96,361
Jefferson, AL66,195New York, NY-96,327
Dallas, TX59,396Bronx, NY-95,077
Prince George's, MD49,441Los Angeles, CA-72,936
Suffolk, NY49,434Philadelphia, PA-63,355
Oakland, MI47,950Wayne, MI-60,464
Broward, FL41,057Queens, NY-50,916
Contra Costa, CA40,672St. Louis, MO-46,648
Dade, FL38,881Essex, NJ-39,382


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Madison, MS167.74%Berrien, GA-43.13%
Claiborne, MS167.33%Greensville, VA-29.96%
Jefferson, MS154.71%Cheyenne, NE-28.98%
Dallas, AL151.79%Buffalo, SD-28.88%
Wilkinson, MS148.67%Sioux, NE-26.56%
DeSoto, MS145.97%Kimball, NE-26.32%
Marshall, MS142.02%Butler, NE-24.19%
East Carroll, LA141.17%Niobrara, WY-24.17%
West Feliciana, LA138.57%Arthur, NE-24.12%
Sumter, AL133.58%Shannon, SD-22.08%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
NixonHumphreyWallace
Amelia, VA33.90%Chester, SC33.75%Nelson, VA33.95%
Spotsylvania, VA34.00%Chatham, GA33.99%Pushmataha, OK34.38%
Colleton, SC34.67%McCurtain, OK34.16%Bullitt, KY34.55%
Hillsborough, FL34.77%Johnson, AR34.21%Nottoway, VA34.64%
Independence, AR35.48%Pulaski, AR34.43%Davidson, TN35.06%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
NixonHumphreyWallace
San Miguel, NM48.12%Dukes, MA48.19%Sumter, AL44.89%
Santa Fe, NM48.12%Taos, NM47.87%Marshall, MS44.50%
Franklin, ME48.01%Issaquena, MS47.69%Bertie, NC43.61%
Clay, MN47.77%Monroe, NY47.66%Madison, MS43.02%
Aroostook, ME47.61%Franklin, MA47.55%St. James, LA42.34%




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