1968 General Election Overview

Official Tabulation: November 5, 1968

PRESIDENT

*Richard M. Nixon (R) 1,791,014

Hubert H. Humphrey (D) 1,700,586

George C. Wallace (American Independent Party) 467,495

Dick Gregory 372

Henning A. Blomen (Soc. Labor) 120

Fred Halstead (Soc. Workers) 69

Charlene Mitchell (Communist Party) 23

Earle Harold Munn Sr. (Prohibition) 19

UNITED STATES SENATOR

*William B. Saxbe (R) 1,928,964

John J. Gilligan (D) 1,814,152

Richard Wingerter (WI) 2

Peter Kapitz (WI) 1

Eugene P. Okey (WI) 1

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Full Term Commencing January 1, 1969)

*Kingsley A. Taft 1,906,810

John C. Duffy 1,193,389

Douglas McNeil (WI) 1

John Rossetti (WI) 1

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Full Term Commencing January 2, 1969)

*Thomas M. Herbert 2,027,250

Merrill D. Brothers 811,137

Frank W. Porter (WI) 1

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Term Not Indicated)

John Orr Beck (WI) 1

Richard Clark (WI) 1

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Full Term Commencing January 1, 1969)

*John M. Matthias 2,414,569

Edward A. Bender (WI) 1

Jim Bias (WI) 1

Michael V. DiSalle (WI) 1

Abe Fortes (WI) 1

Rankin Gibson (WI) 1

Emmett Grabill (WI) 1

Ron Hamilton (WI) 1

Bill Hickle (WI) 1

John Rossetti (WI) 1

W. V. Weiford (WI) 1

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: To permit the issuance of bonds or other obligations for highways and for other public capital improvements in Ohio.

YES 1,732,512

NO 1,550,959

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: To permit the General Assembly to grant homestead exemptions for certain residents.

YES 1,382,016

NO 1,825,615

Turnout

NUMBER OF PRECINCTS 12,588

NUMBER OF ELECTORS VOTING 803,865

 

 

*Denotes candidate elected.

(WI) Denotes write-in.