ⓘ 1968 United States House of Representatives elections

                                     

ⓘ 1968 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming

The 1968 United States House of Representatives elections were elections for the United States House of Representatives in 1968 which coincided with Richard M. Nixons election as President. Nixons narrow victory yielded only limited gains for his Republican Party, which picked up a net of five seats from the Democratic Party. The Democrats retained a majority in the House.

The elections coincided with the presidential campaign of George Wallace of the American independent party, who unsuccessfully attempted to deny a majority in the electoral College to any of their opponents. Wallace succeeded he would have given the house the choice of President from among the three, for the first time since 1825. As a result of these elections, the Democrats are in the majority of 26 delegations, state house, with Republicans forming a majority in 19 and the other five delegations each delegation evenly divided States-the house gets one vote in such elections. However, Democrats are the nominal majority of the state delegations included those from the southern States who were more inclined to support Wallace in contrast to the Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey. Wallace believed the southern representatives would be able to use the clout his campaign was trying to give them to put an end to Federal desegregation efforts in the South.

                                     
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