President / Vice President, 1968 Election


Date: November 5, 1968
Cycle: 1968
Office: President / Vice President
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Running mate Party Votes Percent Margin
Hubert H. Humphrey Man Edmund Muskie (Man) Democratic-Farmer-Labor 857,738 54.00 +12.53
Richard Nixon Man Spiro Agnew (Man) Republican 658,643 41.46
George Wallace Man S. Marvin Griffin (Man) American 68,931 4.34
Leroy Eldridge Cleaver Man Peggy Terry (Woman) Peace and Freedom 935 0.06
Fred Halstead Man Paul Boutelle (Man) Socialist Workers 808 0.05
Eugene J. McCarthy Man Write-In 585 0.04
Charlene Mitchell Woman Michael Zagarell (Man) Communist 415 0.03
Henning Blomen Man George Taylor (Man) Industrial Government 285 0.02

Humphrey and Muskie each received Minnesota's 10 Electoral College votes. The 54.00 percent won by Humphrey in his home state was his best showing in the 12-state Midwest region but only his sixth best across the country behind Washington D.C. (81.82 percent), Rhode Island (64.03 percent), Massachusetts (63.01 percent), Hawaii (59.83 percent), and Maine (55.30 percent). The sitting Vice President did not receive a majority of the vote in any other state.


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1969-1970 (p. 429, 433). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1968 (p. 22).