1964 United States presidential election in New Mexico

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United States presidential election in New Mexico, 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 4 0
Popular vote 194,017 131,838
Percentage 59.2% 40.2%

New Mexico Presidential Election Results 1964.svg
County results
Johnson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Goldwater:      50–60%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

The 1964 United States presidential election in New Mexico took place on November 3, 1964. All fifty states and The District of Columbia, were part of the 1964 United States presidential election. New Mexico voters chose four electors to represent them in the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Mexico was won by President Lyndon Johnson in a 19-point landslide. Johnson had won after serving as President for one year following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater lost most of the United States in this election, except for his home state and portions of the American South.[1] Goldwater won only three counties: the Plains counties of Union and Harding, which as of the 2016 presidential election have never voted Democratic since 1948,[2] and Lincoln County, which has never voted Democratic since 1936. Even in these, Goldwater won only narrowly: his highest proportion of the vote was only 52.55 percent in Lincoln County. Four other normally reliably Republican counties – San Juan, Curry, Chaves and Catron – were narrowly won by Johnson and have never voted for a Democrat since.[2] This is also the last time the southeastern counties of Roosevelt, Otero and Lea have voted Democratic.[2]

At the other extreme, Grant and Sandoval Counties both gave Johnson over seventy percent of the vote, and the populous counties of Santa Fe and Taos also gave him over two-thirds.[1]

Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Lyndon Johnson Democratic Texas 194,017 59.22% 4 Hubert H. Humphrey Minnesota 4
Barry Goldwater Republican Arizona 131,838 40.24% 0 William E. Miller New York 0
Eric Hass Socialist Labor California 1,217 0.37% 0 Henning A. Blomen Massachusetts 0
E. Harold Munn Prohibition Michigan 543 0.17% 0 0
Total 327,615 100% 4 4
Needed to win 270 270

Results by county[edit]

Lyndon Baines Johnson
Democratic
Barry Morris Goldwater
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin
County % # % # % # % #
Sandoval 75.38% 3,332 24.37% 1,077 0.25% 11 51.02% 2,255
Grant 71.82% 5,253 27.92% 2,042 0.26% 19 43.90% 3,211
Rio Arriba 69.56% 6,787 29.78% 2,906 0.66% 64 39.78% 3,881
McKinley 69.13% 6,913 29.65% 2,965 1.22% 122 39.48% 3,948
Santa Fe 68.12% 12,616 31.50% 5,834 0.37% 69 36.62% 6,782
San Miguel 67.81% 5,767 31.91% 2,714 0.28% 24 35.90% 3,053
Taos 67.39% 4,204 32.16% 2,006 0.45% 28 35.24% 2,198
Colfax 66.95% 3,367 32.53% 1,636 0.52% 26 34.42% 1,731
Los Alamos 66.23% 3,767 33.32% 1,895 0.46% 26 32.91% 1,872
Valencia 65.98% 7,757 33.60% 3,950 0.43% 50 32.38% 3,807
Otero 63.13% 6,035 36.59% 3,498 0.28% 27 26.54% 2,537
Eddy 62.20% 11,216 37.42% 6,747 0.38% 69 24.78% 4,469
Hidalgo 60.89% 995 38.43% 628 0.67% 11 22.46% 367
Guadalupe 60.78% 1,649 39.00% 1,058 0.22% 6 21.78% 591
Mora 59.72% 1,509 40.13% 1,014 0.16% 4 19.59% 495
Doña Ana 59.43% 10,748 40.25% 7,280 0.32% 57 19.18% 3,468
Luna 57.60% 2,286 41.95% 1,665 0.45% 18 15.65% 621
Socorro 57.33% 2,397 42.43% 1,774 0.24% 10 14.90% 623
Bernalillo 55.98% 55,036 43.31% 42,583 0.71% 698 12.67% 12,453
Lea 55.57% 8,862 44.10% 7,033 0.33% 53 11.47% 1,829
Torrance 54.88% 1,446 44.90% 1,183 0.23% 6 9.98% 263
De Baca 54.35% 674 45.08% 559 0.56% 7 9.27% 115
Sierra 51.86% 1,633 47.67% 1,501 0.48% 15 4.19% 132
Quay 51.67% 2,333 47.86% 2,161 0.47% 21 3.81% 172
Catron 51.66% 624 48.34% 584 0.00% 0 3.31% 40
Roosevelt 51.03% 2,875 48.49% 2,732 0.48% 27 2.54% 143
Chaves 50.55% 8,650 49.20% 8,419 0.25% 43 1.35% 231
Curry 50.38% 5,228 49.34% 5,120 0.29% 30 1.04% 108
San Juan 49.68% 6,901 49.01% 6,808 1.32% 183 0.67% 93
Union 48.27% 1,159 51.31% 1,232 0.42% 10 -3.04% -73
Harding 47.62% 431 52.27% 473 0.11% 1 -4.64% -42
Lincoln 46.70% 1,565 52.55% 1,761 0.75% 25 -5.85% -196

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1964 Presidential General Election Results – New Mexico". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  2. ^ a b c Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016