1964 United States presidential election in Nebraska

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United States presidential election in Nebraska, 1964

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Nominee Lyndon B. Johnson Barry Goldwater
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Texas Arizona
Running mate Hubert Humphrey William E. Miller
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 307,307 276,847
Percentage 52.61% 47.39%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Lyndon B. Johnson

The 1964 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Nebraska voters chose five[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nebraska was won by incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson (DTexas), with 52.61% of the popular vote, against Senator Barry Goldwater (RArizona), with 47.39% of the popular vote.[3][4]

The Cornhusker State was President Johnson's weakest in the Great Plains region, and one of two where he did not win every congressional district, the other being Oklahoma. Senator Goldwater carried the state's 3rd district which encompassed the western half of the state, while Johnson carried the 1st and 2nd in the eastern half. Johnson carried 38 counties to Goldwater's 55. Nebraska weighed in as 17.36% more Republican than the national average.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time the Democratic candidate won Nebraska at large, as well as Adams County, Sarpy County, Cass County, Washington County, Saunders County, Gage County, Dixon County, Nemaha County, Richardson County, Boone County, Lincoln County, Polk County, Fillmore County, Johnson County, Cedar County, Buffalo County, Seward County, Hall County, Jefferson County, Thayer County, Webster County, Platte County, Nuckolls County, Clay County, Colfax County, Franklin County, Howard County, Nance County, Logan County, and Kearney County. Barack Obama would later win the state's 2nd congressional district in 2008 and received one electoral vote from the state.


United States presidential election in Nebraska, 1964
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson (inc.) 307,307 52.61%
Republican Barry Goldwater 276,847 47.39%
Total votes 584,154 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1964 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "1964 Election for the Forty-Fifth Term (1965-69)". Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "1964 Presidential General Election Results - Nebraska". Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1964". Retrieved May 29, 2017.