1960 Presidential Election Interactive Map

269 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1960 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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1960 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
John F. Kennedy Democratic 303 34,227,096
Richard M. Nixon Republican 219 34,107,646
Harry F. Byrd Democratic 15 116,248

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)