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United States presidential election, 1968
November 5, 1968
Robert-Kennedy32 Nixon George C Wallace
Nominee Robert F. Kennedy Richard Nixon George Wallace
Party Democratic Republican American Independent
Home state New York New York South Mississippi
Running mate Hubert Humphrey Spiro Agnew Curtis LeMay
Electoral vote 281 228 46
States carried 21 31 7
1968Election DownDifPath
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by Kennedy/Humphrey, Red denotes those won by Nixon/Agnew, and Orange denotes those won by Wallace/LeMay. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
President before election
Lyndon B. Johnson
Elected President
Robert F. Kennedy
The U.S. presidential election of 1968 was a presidential election against Robert F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, and George C. Wallace. Robert F. Kennedy won the elction, being inaugurated as president on January 20, 1969

PoD (Kennedy assassination attempt)

Stable boy Sirhan Sirhan attempted to assassinate Robert Kennedy in San Diego, right after Kennedy won the primaries in California. However, Kennedy survived the shootings, and Sirhan was arrested. Kennedy temporarily suspended his campaign until he was out of the hospital, but when it resumed the RFK campaign grew stronger. Since Kennedy survived, he would go on to win the Democratic nomination and the presidency.