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The Presidential Election of 1968, occurring towards the end of one of the most tumultuous years in American history, resulted in a very narrow victory for Republican candidate, Richard M. Nixon, who won by a mere 1.1% popular vote.

Which of the following best explains this close election result?

A

George Wallace’s conservative, third-party candidacy served to divide Republican voters.

B

Nixon’s plans to continue the American presence in the Vietnam War were controversial.

C

Democratic contender Hubert Humphrey had been a fairly popular incumbent Vice President.

D

Many younger voters, disillusioned with American politics, refused to vote in the election.

E

Middle-aged Nixon failed to connect with the large baby-boom generation of voters.

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