[Information]( Kennedy, David., et al. The American Pageant. Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006)Picture
On June 5, 1968 Robert Kennedy was shot to death by an Arab immigrant leaving the presidential candidates to be Richard Nixon, George Wallace, and Hubert Humphrey. Nixon was for the Republican party with a platform that called for vicotry in Vietnam and a strong policy against crime. Although Nixon had lost to Kennedy in 1960, he won in 1968. He recieved 301 electoral votes and 43.4% of the popular votes, which was close to the 42.7% that Humphrey recieved from the toal popular vote.