1960 United States presidential election in Montana

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1960

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  VP-Nixon.png John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 141,841 134,891
Percentage 51.1% 48.6%

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County results

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in Montana took place on November 8, 1960. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Montana narrowly voted for the Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon, over the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy. Nixon won Montana by a slim margin of 2.50 percent.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Montana, 1960[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 141,841 51.10% 4
Democratic John Kennedy 134,891 48.60% 0
Prohibition Rutherford Decker 456 0.16% 0
Militant Workers Farrell Dobbs 391 0.14% 0
Totals 277,579 100.00% 4

Results by county[edit]

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Beaverhead 1,731 56.88% 1,307 42.95% 5 0.16% 424 13.93% 3,043
Big Horn 1,724 53.47% 1,497 46.43% 3 0.09% 227 7.04% 3,224
Blaine 1,290 44.85% 1,569 54.55% 17 0.59% -279 -9.70% 2,876
Broadwater 680 51.87% 631 48.13% 0 0.00% 49 3.74% 1,311
Carbon 2,050 51.75% 1,903 48.04% 8 0.20% 147 3.71% 3,961
Carter 688 64.00% 383 35.63% 4 0.37% 305 28.37% 1,075
Cascade 11,928 45.72% 14,117 54.11% 45 0.17% -2,189 -8.39% 26,090
Chouteau 1,672 49.34% 1,708 50.40% 9 0.27% -36 -1.06% 3,389
Custer 2,943 55.00% 2,393 44.72% 15 0.28% 550 10.28% 5,351
Daniels 763 44.26% 960 55.68% 1 0.06% -197 -11.43% 1,724
Dawson 2,460 53.69% 2,108 46.01% 14 0.31% 352 7.68% 4,582
Deer Lodge 2,188 29.79% 5,149 70.11% 7 0.10% -2,961 -40.32% 7,344
Fallon 918 60.55% 597 39.38% 1 0.07% 321 21.17% 1,516
Fergus 3,294 52.24% 2,999 47.56% 13 0.21% 295 4.68% 6,306
Flathead 7,554 52.95% 6,689 46.88% 24 0.17% 865 6.06% 14,267
Gallatin 6,870 64.49% 3,761 35.31% 21 0.20% 3,109 29.19% 10,652
Garfield 515 58.52% 363 41.25% 2 0.23% 152 17.27% 880
Glacier 1,775 43.95% 2,260 55.95% 4 0.10% -485 -12.01% 4,039
Golden Valley 362 56.65% 277 43.35% 0 0.00% 85 13.30% 639
Granite 722 54.57% 592 44.75% 9 0.68% 130 9.83% 1,323
Hill 3,163 45.73% 3,741 54.09% 12 0.17% -578 -8.36% 6,916
Jefferson 817 51.38% 769 48.36% 4 0.25% 48 3.02% 1,590
Judith Basin 721 46.10% 842 53.84% 1 0.06% -121 -7.74% 1,564
Lake 3,240 56.75% 2,462 43.12% 7 0.12% 778 13.63% 5,709
Lewis and Clark 7,260 54.65% 6,008 45.22% 17 0.13% 1,252 9.42% 13,285
Liberty 597 54.27% 501 45.55% 2 0.18% 96 8.73% 1,100
Lincoln 1,902 41.84% 2,623 57.70% 21 0.46% -721 -15.86% 4,546
McCone 743 49.04% 764 50.43% 8 0.53% -21 -1.39% 1,515
Madison 1,456 58.97% 1,010 40.91% 3 0.12% 446 18.06% 2,469
Meagher 613 58.49% 431 41.13% 4 0.38% 182 17.37% 1,048
Mineral 549 44.27% 686 55.32% 5 0.40% -137 -11.05% 1,240
Missoula 10,396 53.76% 8,876 45.90% 65 0.34% 1,520 7.86% 19,337
Musselshell 1,107 50.09% 1,100 49.77% 3 0.14% 7 0.32% 2,210
Park 3,329 59.44% 2,249 40.15% 23 0.41% 1,080 19.28% 5,601
Petroleum 255 53.57% 221 46.43% 0 0.00% 34 7.14% 476
Phillips 1,457 49.81% 1,455 49.74% 13 0.44% 2 0.07% 2,925
Pondera 1,452 46.76% 1,653 53.24% 0 0.00% -201 -6.47% 3,105
Powder River 665 60.18% 438 39.64% 2 0.18% 227 20.54% 1,105
Powell 1,497 49.49% 1,522 50.31% 6 0.20% -25 -0.83% 3,025
Prairie 649 65.75% 338 34.25% 0 0.00% 311 31.51% 987
Ravalli 3,121 56.46% 2,381 43.07% 26 0.47% 740 13.39% 5,528
Richland 2,395 56.10% 1,863 43.64% 11 0.26% 532 12.46% 4,269
Roosevelt 1,876 45.40% 2,227 53.90% 29 0.70% -351 -8.49% 4,132
Rosebud 1,386 57.77% 1,002 41.77% 11 0.46% 384 16.01% 2,399
Sanders 1,497 50.17% 1,469 49.23% 18 0.60% 28 0.94% 2,984
Sheridan 1,196 43.43% 1,549 56.25% 9 0.33% -353 -12.82% 2,754
Silver Bow 7,290 34.40% 13,754 64.91% 146 0.69% -6,464 -30.50% 21,190
Stillwater 1,455 58.41% 1,036 41.59% 0 0.00% 419 16.82% 2,491
Sweet Grass 1,096 67.78% 521 32.22% 0 0.00% 575 35.56% 1,617
Teton 1,623 49.54% 1,648 50.31% 5 0.15% -25 -0.76% 3,276
Toole 1,577 47.10% 1,767 52.78% 4 0.12% -190 -5.68% 3,348
Treasure 300 52.63% 270 47.37% 0 0.00% 30 5.26% 570
Valley 2,387 44.65% 2,953 55.24% 6 0.11% -566 -10.59% 5,346
Wheatland 793 52.24% 724 47.69% 1 0.07% 69 4.55% 1,518
Wibaux 387 48.01% 419 51.99% 0 0.00% -32 -3.97% 806
Yellowstone 19,467 60.82% 12,356 38.61% 183 0.57% 7,111 22.22% 32,006
Totals 141,841 51.10% 134,891 48.60% 847 0.31% 6,950 2.50% 277,579

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Leip. "1960 Presidential General Election Results – Montana". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-18.