1964 United States Senate election in Virginia

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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1964

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Nominee Harry F. Byrd Richard A. May James W. Respess
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 592,270 176,624 95,526
Percentage 63.8% 19.0% 10.3%

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County and Independent City Results


Byrd:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
May:      40-50%
Respess:      50-60%



U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd
Democratic

The 1964 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 3, 1964. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. was re-elected to a sixth term after defeating Republican Richard A. May and independent James W. Respess. This was the last time before 2008 that the state voted simultaneously for a Democratic presidential candidate and a Democratic senate candidate.

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1964[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harry F. Byrd (inc.) 592,270 63.80% -5.52%
Republican Richard A. May 176,624 19.03% +19.03%
Independent James W. Respess 95,526 10.29%
Independent J.B. Brayman 30,594 3.30%
Independent Milton L. Green 12,110 1.30%
Independent Robert E. Poole, Jr. 10,774 1.16%
Independent Willie T. Wright 10,424 1.12%
Write-ins 51 0.01%
Majority 415,646 44.77% +1.72%
Turnout 928,373
Democratic hold

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