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1964 Flag of the United States 1972
United States presidential election, 1968
November 5, 1968
J-Edgar-Hoover-9343398-1-402 37 Lyndon Johnson 3x4-1-
Nominee John Hoover Lyndon Johnson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Maryland Texas
Running mate Richard Nixon Fielding L. Wright
Electoral vote 347 191
States carried 37 9
Percentage 56.9% 42.7

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.

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