United States Presidential Election in South Carolina, 1968
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United States Presidential Election in South Carolina, 1968
1968 United States presidential election in South Carolina

← 1964 November 5, 1968 1972 →
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Nominee Richard Nixon George Wallace Hubert Humphrey
Party Republican American Independent Democratic
Home state New York[a] Alabama Minnesota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Curtis LeMay Edmund Muskie
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 254,062 215,430 197,486
Percentage 38.1% 32.3% 29.6%

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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 South Carolina took place on November 5, 1968. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1968 United States presidential election. South Carolina voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Carolina voted more or less equally for the candidates, resulting in Republican candidate Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland receiving a plurality of the votes as opposed to a majority.

Nixon carried South Carolina with 38.09% of the vote to American Independent Party candidate George Wallace's 32.30% and Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey's 29.61%, a victory margin of 5.79%.[1][2]

Results

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1968[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 254,062 38.09% 8
American Independent Party George Wallace 215,430 32.30% 0
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 197,486 29.61% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 4 0.00% 0
Totals 666,978 100.00% 8
Voter turnout -

Results by county

County Nixon# Nixon% Humphrey# Humphrey% Wallace# Wallace% Write-ins# Write-ins% Total votes cast
Abbeville 1,213 20.77% 1,425 24.40% 3,201 54.82% 5,839
Aiken 12,264 44.76% 6,319 23.06% 8,815 32.17% 27,398
Allendale 997 29.72% 1,538 45.84% 820 24.44% 3,355
Anderson 5,661 24.33% 5,218 22.43% 12,384 53.23% 23,263
Bamberg 1,327 27.70% 1,845 38.52% 1,618 33.78% 4,790
Barnwell 1,849 31.25% 1,716 29.01% 2,351 39.74% 5,916
Beaufort 2,983 36.29% 3,740 45.49% 1,498 18.22% 8,221
Berkeley 4,021 28.89% 5,089 36.56% 4,808 34.55% 13,918
Calhoun 885 28.74% 1,216 39.49% 978 31.76% 3,079
Charleston 24,282 43.45% 18,343 32.83% 13,255 23.72% 55,880
Cherokee 2,853 27.19% 1,998 19.04% 5,642 53.77% 10,493
Chester 2,862 33.71% 2,865 33.75% 2,762 32.54% 8,489
Chesterfield 2,564 25.47% 3,180 31.59% 4,324 42.95% 10,068
Clarendon 2,201 27.85% 3,606 45.62% 2,097 26.53% 7,904
Colleton 2,824 34.67% 2,651 32.55% 2,670 32.78% 8,145
Darlington 4,947 35.38% 3,803 27.20% 5,231 37.42% 13,981
Dillon 2,396 35.73% 2,178 32.48% 2,132 31.79% 6,706
Dorchester 3,354 31.21% 3,855 35.87% 3,539 32.93% 10,748
Edgefield 1,688 43.07% 1,225 31.26% 1,006 25.67% 3,919
Fairfield 1,619 27.14% 3,011 50.47% 1,336 22.39% 5,966
Florence 8,917 36.19% 8,079 32.79% 7,642 31.02% 24,638
Georgetown 3,269 32.62% 4,110 41.01% 2,642 26.36% 10,021
Greenville 31,652 52.91% 12,928 21.61% 15,241 25.48% 59,821
Greenwood 4,891 33.37% 3,741 25.52% 6,024 41.10% 2 0.00% 14,658
Hampton 1,671 31.95% 2,107 40.29% 1,452 27.76% 5,230
Horry 3,924 26.97% 3,924 26.97% 6,701 46.06% 14,549
Jasper 633 20.31% 1,402 44.99% 1,081 34.69% 3,116
Kershaw 4,079 38.56% 2,539 24.00% 3,960 37.44% 10,578
Lancaster 4,874 37.75% 3,151 24.41% 4,886 37.84% 12,911
Laurens 4,813 39.75% 3,016 24.91% 4,279 35.34% 12,108
Lee 1,219 22.23% 2,151 39.23% 2,113 38.54% 5,483
Lexington 12,204 48.49% 4,058 16.12% 8,907 35.39% 25,169
McCormick 466 21.08% 988 44.69% 757 34.24% 2,211
Marion 2,512 36.85% 2,821 41.38% 1,484 21.77% 6,817
Marlboro 2,024 31.34% 2,294 35.52% 2,140 33.14% 6,458
Newberry 4,538 42.35% 2,444 22.81% 3,734 34.85% 10,716
Oconee 2,618 27.94% 2,009 21.44% 4,742 50.61% 9,369
Orangeburg 5,144 24.20% 8,971 42.20% 7,144 33.60% 21,259
Pickens 6,873 51.63% 2,016 15.14% 4,424 33.23% 13,313
Richland 26,215 50.96% 18,198 35.37% 7,030 13.67% 2 0.00% 51,445
Saluda 1,466 30.53% 1,200 24.99% 2,136 44.48% 4,802
Spartanburg 18,183 38.69% 11,467 24.40% 17,346 36.91% 46,996
Sumter 5,451 33.43% 6,103 37.42% 4,754 29.15% 16,308
Union 3,011 30.50% 2,271 23.00% 4,590 46.50% 9,872
Williamsburg 3,029 28.08% 5,106 47.33% 2,652 24.59% 10,787
York 7,596 37.48% 5,571 27.49% 7,102 35.04% 20,269
Totals 254,062 38.09% 197,486 29.61% 215,430 32.30% 4 0.0006% 666,982

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. ^ a b "1968 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b Woolley, John; Peters, Gehard. "1968 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved 2016.

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