1960 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. South Dakota voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the  Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
South Dakota was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon ( R– California), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 58.21% of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy ( D– Massachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 41.79% of the popular vote.  As of the  2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Todd County voted for the Republican candidate.
With 58.21% of the popular vote, South Dakota would prove to be Nixon's fifth strongest state in the 1960 election after
Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Vermont.
Primaries [ edit ]
Both the Republican and Democratic parties held primaries on June 7.
Democratic primary [ edit ]
Hubert Humphrey was unopposed on the Democratic primary ballot. Kennedy had decided against competing in the state because he recognized that Humphrey, who had grown up in the state, had a distinct advantage there. 
South Dakota Democratic Presidential Primary Results – 1960
Republican primary [ edit ]
No candidates ran in the Republican primary.
South Dakota Republican Presidential Primary Results – 1960
Results [ edit ]
References [ edit ]