United States presidential election, 1968
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November 5, 1968
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Nominee Nelson Rockefeller George Smathers
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Florida
Running mate William Scranton Sam Yorty
Electoral vote 416 122
States carried 39 + D.C. 11
Popular vote 41,650,799 31,183,199
Percentage 56.9% 42.6%

ElectoralCollege1968 (DDT)

Presidential election results map. Blue denotes those won by
Rockefeller/Scranton, Red denotes states won by Smathers/Yorty.
Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

George Smathers

Elected President

Nelson Rockefeller

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 George Smathers, the Democratic nominee.