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United States Presidential Election, 1968 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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1964 Flag of the United States 1972
United States presidential election, 1968
November 5, 1968
Turnout 60.8%
41 Nelson Rockefeller 3x4 Wayne Morse
Nominee Nelson Rockefeller Wayne Morse
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Oregon
Running mate George Romney John F. Kennedy
Electoral vote 347 191
States carried 37 13+DC
Percentage 56.9% 42.6%

The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968. Nelson Rockefeller, the Republican nominee, defeated incumbent Wayne Morse, the Democratic nominee.

Although very popular among liberals and students, many pundits throughout Morse's first term argued that, with the right nominee, the Republicans would have little trouble unseating him. The consensus revolved around Rockefeller, who easily captured the nomination and presidency.

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