United States presidential election in Texas, 1968

United States presidential election in Texas, 1968
November 5, 1968

Nominee Hubert Humphrey Richard Nixon George Wallace
Party Democratic Republican American Independent
Home state Minnesota California Alabama
Running mate Edmund Muskie Spiro Agnew Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 25 0 0
Popular vote 1,266,804 1,227,844 584,269
Percentage 41.1% 39.9% 19.0%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1968 United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 5, 1968. The Democratic Party candidate, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey, very narrowly carried Texas with 41.4% of the vote, giving him the state's 25 electoral votes.[1] However he narrowly lost the general election to Republican candidate, former Vice President Richard Nixon.

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace was a notable candidate in the 1968 presidential election, running as a candidate for the American Independent Party, a far-right political party. He was known for his pro-segregationist politics, which won him 5 southern states in the general election. He performed well in Texas, coming in a distant third, receiving 18.97% of the vote, winning 21 of Texas's 254 counties, which was enough for him to also carry 1 congressional district. Wallace's base of support was primarily in East Texas, which is more culturally tied to the Deep South than the rest of the state, although he did carry 4 counties in the West Texas region, with Loving County being the westernmost county in the country to vote for Wallace.


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