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* **** **1960 Presidential General Election Results** **** *
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Party
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
John KennedyLyndon JohnsonDemocratic 34,220,984 49.72% 303 56.4%
Richard NixonHenry LodgeRepublican 34,108,157 49.55% 219 40.8%
Unpledged Electors-Democratic 286,359 0.42% 15 2.8%
YOther (+) - - 216,983 0.32% 0 0.0%
Total68,832,483537
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Election Notes:
  • In Mississippi, the eight Unpledged Electors voted for Harry Byrd (President) and Strom Thurmond (Vice President).
  • In Oklahoma, one Nixon Elector cast his vote for Harry Byrd (President) and Barry Goldwater (Vice President).
  • In Alabama, the 11 Presidential Electors were directly elected. Due to the result of a state primary, five of the Democratic electors on the general election ballot were loyalists pledged to Kennedy and the remaining six were Free electors, not pledged to the Democratic national ticket. These six Unpledged electors cast their ballots for Harry Byrd (President) and Strom Thurmond (Vice President).
  • Electoral Vote Map Note: there is no implied geographical significance as to the location of the shaded areas for Alabama's split electoral votes.
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