1960 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1960

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  John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg VP-Nixon.png
Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 458,638 274,472
Percentage 62.5% 37.4%

Georgia Presidential Election Results 1960.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Georgia voters chose twelve[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Georgia was won by Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 62.54% of the popular vote against incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 37.43% of the popular vote.[3][4] This is the first election where any Georgia county cast more than one hundred thousand votes, namely Fulton.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Kennedy 458,638 62.54%
Republican Richard Nixon 274,472 37.43%
Write-in 239 0.03%
Total votes 733,349 100%

Results by county[edit]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Various candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Appling 1,973 73.35% 717 26.65% 1,256 46.69% 2,690
Atkinson 1,298 84.45% 239 15.55% 1,059 68.90% 1,537
Bacon 1,168 66.86% 579 33.14% 589 33.71% 1,747
Baker 720 91.60% 66 8.40% 654 83.21% 786
Baldwin 2,262 64.15% 1,264 35.85% 998 28.30% 3,526
Banks 1,170 84.11% 221 15.89% 949 68.22% 1,391
Barrow 2,759 82.70% 577 17.30% 2,182 65.41% 3,336
Bartow 3,545 73.29% 1,292 26.71% 2,253 46.58% 4,837
Ben Hill 1,881 77.12% 558 22.88% 1,323 54.24% 2,439
Berrien 2,787 88.34% 368 11.66% 2,419 76.67% 3,155
Bibb 14,387 57.76% 10,523 42.24% 3,864 15.51% 24,910
Bleckley 1,751 73.45% 633 26.55% 1,118 46.90% 2,384
Brantley 1,333 79.49% 344 20.51% 989 58.97% 1,677
Brooks 1,500 66.23% 765 33.77% 735 32.45% 2,265
Bryan 1,323 75.56% 428 24.44% 895 51.11% 1,751
Bulloch 3,373 69.13% 1,506 30.87% 1,867 38.27% 4,879
Burke 1,162 53.08% 1,027 46.92% 135 6.17% 2,189
Butts 1,673 81.41% 382 18.59% 1,291 62.82% 2,055
Calhoun 803 85.97% 131 14.03% 672 71.95% 934
Camden 1,321 58.17% 950 41.83% 371 16.34% 2,271
Candler 943 68.53% 433 31.47% 510 37.06% 1,376
Carroll 4,698 73.10% 1,729 26.90% 2,969 46.20% 6,427
Catoosa 2,114 50.48% 2,074 49.52% 40 0.96% 4,188
Charlton 733 71.72% 289 28.28% 444 43.44% 1,022
Chatham 16,240 47.52% 17,935 52.48% -1,695 -4.96% 34,175
Chattahoochee 190 74.22% 66 25.78% 124 48.44% 256
Chattooga 3,686 69.78% 1,596 30.22% 2,090 39.57% 5,282
Cherokee 3,077 56.79% 2,341 43.21% 736 13.58% 5,418
Clarke 4,812 68.14% 2,250 31.86% 2,562 36.28% 7,062
Clay 528 86.27% 84 13.73% 444 72.55% 612
Clayton 5,892 66.61% 2,953 33.39% 2,939 33.23% 8,845
Clinch 898 69.34% 397 30.66% 501 38.69% 1,295
Cobb 12,906 61.03% 8,240 38.97% 4,666 22.07% 21,146
Coffee 3,376 77.38% 987 22.62% 2,389 54.76% 4,363
Colquitt 4,397 72.30% 1,685 27.70% 2,712 44.59% 6,082
Columbia 1,190 50.75% 1,155 49.25% 35 1.49% 2,345
Cook 1,935 82.90% 399 17.10% 1,536 65.81% 2,334
Coweta 3,855 76.88% 1,159 23.12% 2,696 53.77% 5,014
Crawford 797 79.70% 203 20.30% 594 59.40% 1,000
Crisp 2,365 71.06% 963 28.94% 1,402 42.13% 3,328
Dade 943 50.92% 909 49.08% 34 1.84% 1,852
Dawson 916 69.55% 401 30.45% 515 39.10% 1,317
Decatur 2,780 75.18% 918 24.82% 1,862 50.35% 3,698
DeKalb 24,116 50.07% 24,046 49.93% 70 0.15% 48,162
Dodge 3,630 76.20% 1,134 23.80% 2,496 52.39% 4,764
Dooly 1,733 88.74% 220 11.26% 1,513 77.47% 1,953
Dougherty 4,522 51.12% 4,323 48.88% 199 2.25% 8,845
Douglas 2,576 69.40% 1,136 30.60% 1,440 38.79% 3,712
Early 1,904 88.23% 254 11.77% 1,650 76.46% 2,158
Echols 257 70.41% 108 29.59% 149 40.82% 365
Effingham 880 49.86% 885 50.14% -5 -0.28% 1,765
Elbert 3,672 85.77% 609 14.23% 3,063 71.55% 4,281
Emanuel 2,513 69.17% 1,120 30.83% 1,393 38.34% 3,633
Evans 1,069 65.34% 567 34.66% 502 30.68% 1,636
Fannin 1,579 34.32% 3,022 65.68% -1,443 -31.36% 4,601
Fayette 1,198 76.94% 359 23.06% 839 53.89% 1,557
Floyd 7,350 54.61% 6,108 45.39% 1,242 9.23% 13,458
Forsyth 2,309 73.30% 841 26.70% 1,468 46.60% 3,150
Franklin 3,209 91.24% 308 8.76% 2,901 82.49% 3,517
Fulton 55,803 50.85% 53,940 49.15% 1,863 1.70% 109,743
Gilmer 1,472 44.31% 1,850 55.69% -378 -11.38% 3,322
Glascock 299 62.42% 180 37.58% 119 24.84% 479
Glynn 3,584 55.05% 2,926 44.95% 658 10.11% 6,510
Gordon 2,153 65.22% 1,148 34.78% 1,005 30.45% 3,301
Grady 2,541 81.10% 592 18.90% 1,949 62.21% 3,133
Greene 1,979 85.78% 328 14.22% 1,651 71.56% 2,307
Gwinnett 6,479 73.50% 2,336 26.50% 4,143 47.00% 8,815
Habersham 2,530 73.87% 895 26.13% 1,635 47.74% 3,425
Hall 6,303 68.47% 2,903 31.53% 3,400 36.93% 9,206
Hancock 780 73.17% 286 26.83% 494 46.34% 1,066
Haralson 2,783 59.82% 1,869 40.18% 914 19.65% 4,652
Harris 1,362 64.95% 735 35.05% 627 29.90% 2,097
Hart 3,963 93.51% 275 6.49% 3,688 87.02% 4,238
Heard 1,224 87.12% 181 12.88% 1,043 74.23% 1,405
Henry 2,957 73.96% 1,041 26.04% 1,916 47.92% 3,998
Houston 4,033 69.65% 1,757 30.35% 2,276 39.31% 5,790
Irwin 1,625 82.20% 352 17.80% 1,273 64.39% 1,977
Jackson 3,653 88.56% 472 11.44% 3,181 77.12% 4,125
Jasper 949 77.79% 271 22.21% 678 55.57% 1,220
Jeff Davis 825 67.24% 402 32.76% 423 34.47% 1,227
Jefferson 1,270 56.29% 986 43.71% 284 12.59% 2,256
Jenkins 1,354 81.22% 313 18.78% 1,041 62.45% 1,667
Johnson 1,298 72.68% 488 27.32% 810 45.35% 1,786
Jones 1,415 74.32% 489 25.68% 926 48.63% 1,904
Lamar 1,363 74.00% 479 26.00% 884 47.99% 1,842
Lanier 1,049 84.12% 198 15.88% 851 68.24% 1,247
Laurens 4,648 71.16% 1,884 28.84% 2,764 42.31% 6,532
Lee 404 67.90% 191 32.10% 213 35.80% 595
Liberty 1,590 63.12% 929 36.88% 661 26.24% 2,519
Lincoln 669 77.25% 197 22.75% 472 54.50% 866
Long 278 23.64% 898 76.36% -620 -52.72% 1,176
Lowndes 3,605 55.35% 2,908 44.65% 697 10.70% 6,513
Lumpkin 875 63.87% 495 36.13% 380 27.74% 1,370
McDuffie 1,079 50.94% 1,039 49.06% 40 1.89% 2,118
McIntosh 794 63.78% 451 36.22% 343 27.55% 1,245
Macon 1,488 77.26% 438 22.74% 1,050 54.52% 1,926
Madison 2,418 92.18% 205 7.82% 2,213 84.37% 2,623
Marion 645 80.73% 154 19.27% 491 61.45% 799
Meriwether 3,100 81.45% 706 18.55% 2,394 62.90% 3,806
Miller 1,116 94.74% 62 5.26% 1,054 89.47% 1,178
Mitchell 3,264 88.36% 430 11.64% 2,834 76.72% 3,694
Monroe 1,642 73.86% 581 26.14% 1,061 47.73% 2,223
Montgomery 1,451 79.20% 381 20.80% 1,070 58.41% 1,832
Morgan 1,488 79.96% 373 20.04% 1,115 59.91% 1,861
Murray 1,876 66.98% 925 33.02% 951 33.95% 2,801
Muscogee 8,553 47.17% 9,578 52.83% -1,025 -5.65% 18,131
Newton 3,185 81.81% 708 18.19% 2,477 63.63% 3,893
Oconee 1,218 80.40% 297 19.60% 921 60.79% 1,515
Oglethorpe 1,406 90.83% 142 9.17% 1,264 81.65% 1,548
Paulding 2,396 74.69% 812 25.31% 1,584 49.38% 3,208
Peach 1,433 69.53% 628 30.47% 805 39.06% 2,061
Pickens 1,473 43.12% 1,943 56.88% -470 -13.76% 3,416
Pierce 1,449 72.70% 544 27.30% 905 45.41% 1,993
Pike 1,028 80.12% 255 19.88% 773 60.25% 1,283
Polk 4,351 71.36% 1,746 28.64% 2,605 42.73% 6,097
Pulaski 1,156 77.58% 334 22.42% 822 55.17% 1,490
Putnam 1,104 78.35% 305 21.65% 799 56.71% 1,409
Quitman 388 85.27% 67 14.73% 321 70.55% 455
Rabun 1,552 76.98% 464 23.02% 1,088 53.97% 2,016
Randolph 1,436 75.86% 457 24.14% 979 51.72% 1,893
Richmond 9,868 45.17% 11,978 54.83% -2,110 -9.66% 21,846
Rockdale 1,765 78.06% 496 21.94% 1,269 56.13% 2,261
Schley 467 77.19% 138 22.81% 329 54.38% 605
Screven 1,490 60.89% 957 39.11% 533 21.78% 2,447
Seminole 1,579 95.35% 77 4.65% 1,502 90.70% 1,656
Spalding 4,426 71.63% 1,753 28.37% 2,673 43.26% 6,179
Stephens 3,087 79.11% 815 20.89% 2,272 58.23% 3,902
Stewart 646 68.14% 302 31.86% 344 36.29% 948
Sumter 2,274 70.27% 962 29.73% 1,312 40.54% 3,236
Talbot 771 78.83% 207 21.17% 564 57.67% 978
Taliaferro 655 81.57% 148 18.43% 507 63.14% 803
Tattnall 1,908 68.71% 869 31.29% 1,039 37.41% 2,777
Taylor 1,201 76.69% 365 23.31% 836 53.38% 1,566
Telfair 2,922 78.70% 791 21.30% 2,131 57.39% 3,713
Terrell 1,352 82.59% 285 17.41% 1,067 65.18% 1,637
Thomas 3,226 58.54% 2,285 41.46% 941 17.07% 5,511
Tift 2,964 67.56% 1,423 32.44% 1,541 35.13% 4,387
Toombs 2,209 68.03% 1,038 31.97% 1,171 36.06% 3,247
Towns 1,052 45.27% 1,272 54.73% -220 -9.47% 2,324
Treutlen 927 81.10% 216 18.90% 711 62.20% 1,143
Troup 5,745 67.17% 2,808 32.83% 2,937 34.34% 8,553
Turner 1,545 82.49% 328 17.51% 1,217 64.98% 1,873
Twiggs 845 76.26% 263 23.74% 582 52.53% 1,108
Union 1,185 43.53% 1,537 56.47% -352 -12.93% 2,722
Upson 3,262 76.52% 1,001 23.48% 2,261 53.04% 4,263
Walker 4,566 53.14% 4,027 46.86% 539 6.27% 8,593
Walton 3,095 88.48% 403 11.52% 2,692 76.96% 3,498
Ware 5,099 69.53% 2,235 30.47% 2,864 39.05% 7,334
Warren 471 55.67% 375 44.33% 96 11.35% 846
Washington 2,004 67.70% 956 32.30% 1,048 35.41% 2,960
Wayne 2,862 67.40% 1,384 32.60% 1,478 34.81% 4,246
Webster 297 79.41% 77 20.59% 220 58.82% 374
Wheeler 970 81.10% 226 18.90% 744 62.21% 1,196
White 1,784 72.94% 662 27.06% 1,122 45.87% 2,446
Whitfield 3,604 46.49% 4,148 53.51% -544 -7.02% 7,752
Wilcox 1,714 84.85% 306 15.15% 1,408 69.70% 2,020
Wilkes 1,786 81.89% 395 18.11% 1,391 63.78% 2,181
Wilkinson 1,324 67.72% 631 32.28% 693 35.45% 1,955
Worth 2,110 86.19% 338 13.81% 1,772 72.39% 2,448
Totals 458,638 62.54% 274,472 37.43% 239[a] 0.03% 184,166 25.11% 733,349

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These write-in votes were not separated by county and only given as a statewide total.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Georgia". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 7, 2017.