1960 Presidential General Election Results - Alabama
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Harry ByrdJ. Strom Thurmond- 0 0.00%6
John KennedyLyndon JohnsonDemocrat 318,303 56.39%5
Richard NixonHenry LodgeRepublican 237,981 42.16%0
Orval FaubusJohn CrommelinNat'l State's Rights 4,367 0.77%0
Rutherford DeckerE. Harold Munn- 2,106 0.37%0
Clennon KingReginald CarterInd. Afro-Amer 1,485 0.26%0
Write-ins-- 231 0.04%0
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Election Notes:
  • 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.
  • The six Free electors cast their ballots for Harry Byrd (President) and Strom Thurmond (Vice President).
  • Popular vote for Kennedy shown as that cast for the highest elector pledged to Kennedy (C. G. Allen). Highest Presidential Elector was Unpledged (Gov. Frank M. Dixon) and received 324,050 votes.
Demographic Data

1960 Population:3,266,740Enum.1960 Population Density:24.9persons/km2
1950 Population:3,061,743Enum.1950 Population Density:23.3persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:11Electoral Vote Density:296,976persons/EV
Land Area (2000):131,426km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.7%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: State of Alabama Department of Archives and History, "Statement and Tabulations of General Election, November 8, 1960," Alabama Official and Statistical Register 1963 (Montgomery: Walker Printing Co., 1963)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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