President Richard Nixon Research Article from Complete American Presidents Sourcebook

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1968

Presidential / Vice presidential candidates Popular votes Presidential Electoral votes
Richard M. Nixon / Spiro T. Agnew (Republican) 31,710,470 301
Hubert H. Humphrey / Edmund S. Muskie (Democratic) 31,209,677 191
George C. Wallace / Curtis E. LeMay (American Independent) 9,893,952 46

Democratic vice presidential incumbent Humphrey became presidential nominee only after incumbent president Lyndon B. Johnson dropped out of the race and New York senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Republican Nixon won the nomination on the second ballot.

1972

Presidential / Vice presidential candidates Popular votes Presidential Electoral votes
Richard M. Nixon / Spiro T. Agnew (Republican) 47,108,459 520
George S. McGovern / R. Sargent Shriver (Democratic) 29,084,726 17

Democrat McGovern won the nomination on the second ballot; Alabama governor George C. Wallace, an early Democratic challenger for the nomination, lost ground after being wounded in an assassination attempt on May 15, 1972.

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