Richard M. Nixon


Whom did he defeat to win the 1968 general election?

Nixon defeated Democrat Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota and American Independent candidate George Wallace of Alabama. Humphrey was a longtime member of the U.S. Senate and had served as President Lyndon B. Johnson’s vice president. Wallace, a governor of Alabama, had some popularity among some whites in the South for his position against desegregation. Nixon won in a close election with an electoral vote count of 301 to 191 votes for Humphrey and 46 for Wallace.


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