United States presidential election in Alaska, 1960 Article

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United States presidential election in Alaska, 1960

November 8, 1960 1964 →
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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 3 0
Popular vote 30,953 29,809
Percentage 50.94% 49.06%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in Alaska took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Alaska was won by incumbent Vice-President Richard Nixon ( R- California) with 50.9% of the popular vote against U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy ( D- Massachusetts) with 49.1%. [1] Kennedy ultimately won the national vote however, defeating Nixon. This was the very first presidential election that Alaska participated in. [1]

Results

United States presidential election in Alaska, 1960 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 30,953 50.94% 3
Democratic John F. Kennedy 29,809 49.06% 0
Totals 60,762 100.0% 3

Electors

With statehood, Alaska was given three votes in the Electoral College. This has continued to be the case to the present day. Alaska's electors in 1960 were:

  1. Charles D. Jones, of Nome
  2. Milton D. Snodgrass, of Palmer
  3. Sylvia Ringstad, of Fairbanks [2]

References