United States presidential election in Oregon, 1960 Article

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United States presidential election in Oregon, 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 6 0
Popular vote 408,060 367,402
Percentage 52.6% 47.3%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Oregon voters chose six [2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oregon was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon ( RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 52.56 percent of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy ( DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 47.32 percent of the popular vote. [3] [4] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Multnomah County voted for a Republican presidential candidate. [5]

Results

United States presidential election in Oregon, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 408,060 52.56%
Democratic John F. Kennedy 367,402 47.32%
Write-in 959 0.12%
Total votes 776,421 100%

Results by county

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Various candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Baker 3,514 48.46% 3,734 51.50% 3 0.04% -220 -3.03% 7,251
Benton 9,734 64.36% 5,391 35.64% 4,343 28.71% 15,125
Clackamas 28,531 54.53% 23,679 45.26% 109 0.21% 4,852 9.27% 52,319
Clatsop 6,286 48.86% 6,530 50.75% 50 0.39% -244 -1.90% 12,866
Columbia 4,356 43.96% 5,546 55.97% 6 0.06% -1,190 -12.01% 9,908
Coos 8,751 40.32% 12,893 59.40% 61 0.28% -4,142 -19.08% 21,705
Crook 1,732 46.35% 2,005 53.65% -273 -7.31% 3,737
Curry 2,382 46.23% 2,767 53.70% 4 0.08% -385 -7.47% 5,153
Deschutes 5,145 51.74% 4,776 48.03% 23 0.23% 369 3.71% 9,944
Douglas 12,493 48.39% 13,322 51.61% -829 -3.21% 25,815
Gilliam 712 54.02% 606 45.98% 106 8.04% 1,318
Grant 1,697 54.13% 1,438 45.87% 259 8.26% 3,135
Harney 1,464 54.40% 1,220 45.34% 7 0.26% 244 9.07% 2,691
Hood River 3,103 55.86% 2,450 44.10% 2 0.04% 653 11.76% 5,555
Jackson 17,554 54.59% 14,531 45.19% 72 0.22% 3,023 9.40% 32,157
Jefferson 1,413 53.75% 1,214 46.18% 2 0.08% 199 7.57% 2,629
Josephine 7,387 57.57% 5,419 42.23% 25 0.19% 1,968 15.34% 12,831
Klamath 9,095 50.46% 8,928 49.54% 167 0.93% 18,023
Lake 1,555 51.90% 1,441 48.10% 114 3.81% 2,996
Lane 36,148 52.49% 32,596 47.34% 118 0.17% 3,552 5.16% 68,862
Lincoln 5,231 49.90% 5,243 50.01% 9 0.09% -12 -0.11% 10,483
Linn 12,899 53.89% 11,035 46.11% 1,864 7.79% 23,934
Malheur 5,043 59.86% 3,381 40.14% 1,662 19.73% 8,424
Marion 29,124 58.28% 20,791 41.61% 55 0.11% 8,333 16.68% 49,970
Morrow 1,003 49.12% 1,039 50.88% -36 -1.76% 2,042
Multnomah 127,271 50.53% 124,273 49.34% 338 0.13% 2,998 1.19% 251,882
Polk 6,709 59.38% 4,578 40.52% 11 0.10% 2,131 18.86% 11,298
Sherman 659 56.57% 506 43.43% 153 13.13% 1,165
Tillamook 3,935 48.92% 4,098 50.94% 11 0.14% -163 -2.03% 8,044
Umatilla 9,374 53.77% 8,053 46.19% 6 0.03% 1,321 7.58% 17,433
Union 3,689 47.48% 4,081 52.52% -392 -5.05% 7,770
Wallowa 1,440 46.08% 1,682 53.82% 3 0.10% -242 -7.74% 3,125
Wasco 4,355 49.58% 4,426 50.39% 3 0.03% -71 -0.81% 8,784
Washington 25,415 58.85% 17,736 41.07% 35 0.08% 7,679 17.78% 43,186
Wheeler 566 54.84% 466 45.16% 100 9.69% 1,032
Yamhill 8,295 59.98% 5,528 39.97% 6 0.04% 2,767 20.01% 13,829
Totals 408,060 52.56% 367,402 47.32% 959 0.12% 40,658 5.24% 776,421

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Oregon". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016