1968 Richard Nixon

Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon meets Republican Wisconsin Gov. Warren P. Knowles at the governor's executive residence during a campaign visit on March 27, 1968.

EDWIN STEIN - State Journal archives

Former Vice President Richard Nixon swept to an easy victory in Wisconsin's 1968 Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin, winning 80 percent of the vote. He would go on to win Wisconsin and the presidency in the general election, defeating Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey and Alabama independent candidate George Wallace.

Wisconsin Republican primary election results

  • Date: April 2, 1968
  • Winner: Richard Nixon
  • Votes for: 390,368 (80%)
  • Runner up: Ronald Reagan (10%)

Wisconsin general election results

  • Date: Nov. 5, 1968
  • Winner: Richard Nixon, Republican
  • Votes for: 809,997 (48%)
  • National winner: Richard Nixon
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