United States presidential election in Maine, 1960 Article

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1960

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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 5 0
Popular vote 240,608 181,159
Percentage 57.05% 42.94%

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine voted for the Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon of California, over the Democratic nominee, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Nixon's ran with Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts, while Kennedy ran with Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas.

Nixon carried Maine by a margin of 14.11 percent.

Results

United States presidential election in Maine, 1960 [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 240,608 57.05% 5
Democratic John F. Kennedy 181,159 42.94% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 6 0.01% 0
Totals 421,773 100.00% 5

Results by county

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Various Candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Androscoggin 14,654 35.96% 26,097 64.04% -11,443 -28.08% 40,751
Aroostook 18,698 55.82% 14,799 44.18% 3,899 11.64% 33,497
Cumberland 47,271 58.49% 33,553 41.51% 1 0.00% 13,718 16.97% 80,825
Franklin 6,136 65.00% 3,304 35.00% 2,832 30.00% 9,440
Hancock 12,119 78.27% 3,363 21.72% 1 0.01% 8,756 56.55% 15,483
Kennebec 21,699 54.31% 18,252 45.69% 3,447 8.63% 39,951
Knox 9,083 70.41% 3,816 29.58% 1 0.01% 5,267 40.83% 12,900
Lincoln 7,562 76.39% 2,337 23.61% 5,225 52.78% 9,899
Oxford 11,715 56.69% 8,951 43.31% 2,764 13.37% 20,666
Penobscot 28,459 59.75% 19,175 40.25% 9,284 19.49% 47,634
Piscataquis 4,959 63.43% 2,859 36.57% 2,100 26.86% 7,818
Sagadahoc 6,386 61.69% 3,965 38.31% 2,421 23.39% 10,351
Somerset 10,142 59.32% 6,956 40.68% 3,186 18.63% 17,098
Waldo 6,844 70.64% 2,845 29.36% 3,999 41.27% 9,689
Washington 9,118 65.91% 4,716 34.09% 4,402 31.82% 13,834
York 25,763 49.60% 26,171 50.39% 3 0.01% -408 -0.79% 51,937
Totals 240,608 57.05% 181,159 42.95% 6 0.00% 59,449 14.10% 421,773

References

  1. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Maine". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-02-07.