1960 Presidential Election Interactive Map

269 electoral votes to win
303
Kennedy (D)
219
Nixon (R)
15
Byrd (D)
Undecided 0
1960 Actual
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AL(11) 11
OK(8) 8
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1960 Election Facts
  • Welcome: Alaska and Hawaii become states during this election cycle
  • Vice-Presidential Succession: Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, replaced by Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nixon won Oklahoma; however one Elector cast a vote for Byrd
  • Byrd was not on the ballot. He received 14 of his 15 electoral votes from winning slates of unpledged electors in Mississippi (8) and Alabama (6)
  • Kennedy is first Catholic, and youngest person ever elected President
  • Issues of the Day: Sputnik/space (keeping up with USSR technologically)
1960 Actual
John F. Kennedy (D)
    Electoral 303
    Popular 34,227,096
Richard M. Nixon (R)
    Electoral 219
    Popular 34,107,646
Harry F. Byrd (D)
    Electoral 15
    Popular 116,248
(D) Democratic
(R) Republican


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