1960 United States presidential election in Minnesota

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United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1960

← 1956 November 8, 1960 1964 →
Turnout79.39%[1] Decrease
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Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 779,933 757,915
Percentage 50.6% 49.2%

County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

John F. Kennedy

The 1960 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 8, 1960, in Minnesota as part of the 1960 United States presidential election.

The Democratic Party candidate U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts won the state over incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon by a margin of 22,018 votes, or 1.42%. Kennedy went on to win the election nationally, but by the closest margin since Woodrow Wilson's re-election in 1916. This was the last presidential election held in Minnesota before the elimination of the 9th congressional district in 1963.


United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1960[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic John F. Kennedy 779,933 50.58% 11
Republican Richard Nixon 757,915 49.16% 0
Socialist Workers Farrell Dobbs 3,077 0.20% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 962 0.06% 0
Totals 1,541,887 100.00% 11
Voter turnout 79%


  1. ^ "Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State". www.sos.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  2. ^ "1960 Presidential Election Results, 1960". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2016-10-03.