1960 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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United States presidential election in Oklahoma, 1960

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Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 533,039 370,111
Percentage 59.02% 40.98%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

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

Oklahoma was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 59.02% of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 40.98% of the popular vote. Nixon received eight of Oklahoma's nine electoral votes; the ninth was cast by a faithless elector to Harry F. Byrd of Virginia.[3][4]

With 59.02% of the popular vote, Oklahoma would prove to be Nixon's third strongest state in 1960 after Nebraska and Kansas.[5]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Oklahoma, 1960
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 533,039 59.02% 8
Democratic John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson 370,111 40.98% 0
Southern Democrats Harry F. Byrd Barry Goldwater 0 0.00% 1
Totals 903,150 100.00% 9

Results by county[edit]

County Nixon# Nixon% Kennedy# Kennedy% Total votes cast
Adair 3,655 65.76% 1,903 34.24% 5,558
Alfalfa 3,332 75.74% 1,067 24.26% 4,399
Atoka 1,892 51.82% 1,759 48.18% 3,651
Beaver 2,442 73.36% 887 26.64% 3,329
Beckham 4,258 61.01% 2,721 38.99% 6,979
Blaine 3,646 67.88% 1,725 32.12% 5,371
Bryan 3,845 46.48% 4,428 53.52% 8,273
Caddo 5,920 53.65% 5,115 46.35% 11,035
Canadian 5,697 57.37% 4,234 42.63% 9,931
Carter 6,288 42.69% 8,441 57.31% 14,729
Cherokee 3,571 57.06% 2,687 42.94% 6,258
Choctaw 2,531 46.25% 2,941 53.75% 5,472
Cimarron 1,316 65.41% 696 34.59% 2,012
Cleveland 9,292 59.23% 6,397 40.77% 15,689
Coal 1,019 44.54% 1,269 55.46% 2,288
Comanche 10,691 52.79% 9,562 47.21% 20,253
Cotton 1,619 49.77% 1,634 50.23% 3,253
Craig 3,770 57.45% 2,792 42.55% 6,562
Creek 8,785 58.61% 6,205 41.39% 14,990
Custer 5,050 64.80% 2,743 35.20% 7,793
Delaware 3,639 61.46% 2,282 38.54% 5,921
Dewey 2,115 66.16% 1,082 33.84% 3,197
Ellis 2,085 74.62% 709 25.38% 2,794
Garfield 14,860 69.30% 6,582 30.70% 21,442
Garvin 5,125 51.66% 4,795 48.34% 9,920
Grady 5,913 52.06% 5,446 47.94% 11,359
Grant 2,810 61.99% 1,723 38.01% 4,533
Greer 2,158 55.96% 1,698 44.04% 3,856
Harmon 1,142 47.44% 1,265 52.56% 2,407
Harper 2,057 73.44% 744 26.56% 2,801
Haskell 1,858 52.04% 1,712 47.96% 3,570
Hughes 3,117 50.49% 3,057 49.51% 6,174
Jackson 3,375 47.30% 3,761 52.70% 7,136
Jefferson 1,343 40.85% 1,945 59.15% 3,288
Johnston 1,441 44.16% 1,822 55.84% 3,263
Kay 15,156 64.76% 8,249 35.24% 23,405
Kingfisher 3,501 65.78% 1,821 34.22% 5,322
Kiowa 3,515 57.13% 2,638 42.87% 6,153
Latimer 1,454 48.66% 1,534 51.34% 2,988
Le Flore 5,302 52.26% 4,844 47.74% 10,146
Lincoln 5,528 62.94% 3,255 37.06% 8,783
Logan 5,121 64.49% 2,820 35.51% 7,941
Love 932 39.24% 1,443 60.76% 2,375
McClain 2,547 51.85% 2,365 48.15% 4,912
McCurtain 3,562 45.88% 4,202 54.12% 7,764
McIntosh 2,221 50.41% 2,185 49.59% 4,406
Major 2,892 80.16% 716 19.84% 3,608
Marshall 1,325 42.50% 1,793 57.50% 3,118
Mayes 5,194 58.26% 3,721 41.74% 8,915
Murray 1,993 48.35% 2,129 51.65% 4,122
Muskogee 12,403 52.81% 11,082 47.19% 23,485
Noble 3,198 62.61% 1,910 37.39% 5,108
Nowata 3,014 58.65% 2,125 41.35% 5,139
Okfuskee 2,510 56.05% 1,968 43.95% 4,478
Oklahoma 102,992 61.44% 64,648 38.56% 167,640
Okmulgee 7,107 49.46% 7,262 50.54% 14,369
Osage 7,508 56.41% 5,801 43.59% 13,309
Ottawa 6,520 53.33% 5,705 46.67% 12,225
Pawnee 3,153 65.80% 1,639 34.20% 4,792
Payne 9,943 63.59% 5,694 36.41% 15,637
Pittsburg 5,834 44.39% 7,310 55.61% 13,144
Pontotoc 5,863 55.75% 4,654 44.25% 10,517
Pottawatomie 9,421 53.87% 8,067 46.13% 17,488
Pushmataha 1,728 51.46% 1,630 48.54% 3,358
Roger Mills 1,463 64.39% 809 35.61% 2,272
Rogers 5,412 63.08% 3,167 36.92% 8,579
Seminole 5,505 56.40% 4,256 43.60% 9,761
Sequoyah 3,862 56.76% 2,942 43.24% 6,804
Stephens 8,084 53.95% 6,899 46.05% 14,983
Texas 4,314 73.58% 1,549 26.42% 5,863
Tillman 2,678 49.46% 2,736 50.54% 5,414
Tulsa 89,899 63.03% 52,725 36.97% 142,624
Wagoner 3,570 56.87% 2,707 43.13% 6,277
Washington 13,700 71.43% 5,479 28.57% 19,179
Washita 3,209 57.07% 2,414 42.93% 5,623
Woods 4,064 68.12% 1,902 31.88% 5,966
Woodward 4,185 73.78% 1,487 26.22% 5,672
Totals 533,039 59.02% 370,111 40.98% 903,150

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Oklahoma". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "1960 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.