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|United States presidential election, 1968|
|November 5, 1968|
|Nominee||John Hoover||Lyndon Johnson|
|Running mate||Richard Nixon||Fielding L. Wright|
The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968. Incumbent President John Hoover, the Republican nominee, defeated Democratic nominee Lyndon Johnson.
Although Johnson was the most liberal candidate since William O. Douglas in 1952 (although his running mate, Fielding L. Wright, was extremely conservative), and this election the starkest choice since then, the ultimate reelection of Hoover helped entrench the nearly one-party state during the decades-long Great War.