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1960 Presidential Election Interactive Map

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Split Votes

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AL /11
OK /8

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)