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Election 1968 / Returns #198661

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 06, 1968
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(Studio) Richard Nixon wins election without mandate. Congress controlled by Democrats and nation divided. 94% popular vote counted shows Nixon with 29,726,409 and Hubert Humphrey with 29,677,152 and 43%; and George Wallace with 9,291,807 and 13%. Nixon got 287 electoral votes; Humphrey 166 and Wallace 45. Texas and Missouri electoral votes undecided. Illinois votes gave Nixon votes he needed. Of House's 435 seats; 243 Demos and 187 Republicans elected. 5 seats undecided. 8 Negro representatives incld. in new House Democrats keep Senator control. 15 Democrats and 14 Republicans elected. 2 races undecided. 40 Democrat seats and 26 Republican seats holdovers. Oregon Senator Wayne Morse has 384,326 against Robert Packwood's 385,732 with 97% vote in. Senators Mike Monroney and Joseph Clark lost. Senator Birch Bayh wins closely. Senator J. William Fulbright had little trouble. Alan Cranston defeats Max Rafferty in California Senate race. In governor 21 races, 7 Democrats and 10 Republicans elected. 11 Democrats and 18 Republicans holdovers. When Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew becomes Vice President, Maryland Congress will choose successor. In Arkansas governor's race, Winthrop Rockefeller received 270,516, Marion Crank 259,890 with 95% vote in.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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