1960 United States presidential election in Nevada

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United States presidential election in Nevada, 1960

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All 3 Nevada votes to the Electoral College
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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 3 0
Popular vote 54,880 52,387
Percentage 51.16% 48.84%

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

Nevada was won by Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 51.16% 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 48.84% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Nevada, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Kennedy 54,880 51.16%
Republican Richard Nixon 52,387 48.84%
Total votes 107,267 100%

Results by county[edit]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Margin Total votes cast[5]
County # % # % # % #
Churchill 1,309 42.58% 1,765 57.42% -456 -14.83% 3,074
Clark 23,949 56.82% 18,197 43.18% 5,752 13.65% 42,146
Douglas 587 33.52% 1,164 66.48% -577 -32.95% 1,751
Elko 2,495 50.69% 2,427 49.31% 68 1.38% 4,922
Esmeralda 215 57.95% 156 42.05% 59 15.90% 371
Eureka 223 48.27% 239 51.73% -16 -3.46% 462
Humboldt 1,173 50.34% 1,157 49.66% 16 0.69% 2,330
Lander 391 50.52% 383 49.48% 8 1.03% 774
Lincoln 771 59.26% 530 40.74% 241 18.52% 1,301
Lyon 1,009 40.31% 1,494 59.69% -485 -19.38% 2,503
Mineral 1,606 63.33% 930 36.67% 676 26.66% 2,536
Nye 993 56.55% 763 43.45% 230 13.10% 1,756
Ormsby 1,283 39.73% 1,946 60.27% -663 -20.53% 3,229
Pershing 716 52.49% 648 47.51% 68 4.99% 1,364
Storey 167 45.14% 203 54.86% -36 -9.73% 370
Washoe 15,280 44.79% 18,833 55.21% -3,553 -10.42% 34,113
White Pine 2,713 63.61% 1,552 36.39% 1,161 27.22% 4,265
Totals 54,880 51.16% 52,387 48.84% 2,493 2.32% 107,267

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Nevada". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 291 ISBN 0405077114