United States Presidential Election in Washington (state), 1960
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United States Presidential Election in Washington State , 1960
United States presidential election in Washington, 1960

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  VP-Nixon.png John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 629,273 599,298
Percentage 50.7% 48.3%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

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

Washington was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (R-California), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 50.68 percent of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 48.27 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results

United States presidential election in Washington, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 629,273 50.68%
Democratic John F. Kennedy 599,298 48.27%
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 10,895 0.88%
Constitution Merritt Curtis 1,401 0.11%
Socialist Workers Farrell Dobbs 705 0.06%
Total votes 1,241,572 100%

Results by county

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 2,479 58.80% 1,732 41.08% 5 0.12% 747 17.72% 4,216
Asotin 2,640 46.00% 3,093 53.89% 6 0.10% -453 -7.89% 5,739
Benton 13,797 52.37% 12,518 47.52% 29 0.11% 1,279 4.85% 26,344
Chelan 9,854 54.10% 8,177 44.89% 183 1.00% 1,677 9.21% 18,214
Clallam 6,227 47.61% 6,801 52.00% 52 0.40% -574 -4.39% 13,080
Clark 20,080 49.13% 20,771 50.82% 17 0.04% -691 -1.69% 40,868
Columbia 1,301 62.13% 793 37.87% 0 0.00% 508 24.26% 2,094
Cowlitz 12,103 49.79% 12,054 49.58% 153 0.63% 49 0.20% 24,310
Douglas 3,241 51.07% 3,087 48.64% 18 0.28% 154 2.43% 6,346
Ferry 623 40.30% 921 59.57% 2 0.13% -298 -19.28% 1,546
Franklin 4,201 44.65% 5,156 54.80% 52 0.55% -955 -10.15% 9,409
Garfield 914 56.88% 690 42.94% 3 0.19% 224 13.94% 1,607
Grant 7,568 50.44% 7,400 49.32% 37 0.25% 168 1.12% 15,005
Grays Harbor 10,067 41.94% 13,773 57.37% 166 0.69% -3,706 -15.44% 24,006
Island 3,596 59.01% 2,470 40.53% 28 0.46% 1,126 18.48% 6,094
Jefferson 2,103 48.83% 2,197 51.01% 7 0.16% -94 -2.18% 4,307
King 224,150 50.85% 208,756 47.36% 7,904 1.79% 15,394 3.49% 440,810
Kitsap 17,459 46.80% 19,662 52.71% 181 0.49% -2,203 -5.91% 37,302
Kittitas 4,640 51.83% 4,303 48.06% 10 0.11% 337 3.76% 8,953
Klickitat 2,836 50.69% 2,744 49.04% 15 0.27% 92 1.64% 5,595
Lewis 11,012 56.53% 8,411 43.18% 57 0.29% 2,601 13.35% 19,480
Lincoln 3,211 58.77% 2,248 41.14% 5 0.09% 963 17.62% 5,464
Mason 3,703 46.86% 4,183 52.94% 16 0.20% -480 -6.07% 7,902
Okanogan 5,169 48.32% 5,507 51.48% 22 0.21% -338 -3.16% 10,698
Pacific 3,224 45.47% 3,837 54.12% 29 0.41% -613 -8.65% 7,090
Pend Oreille 1,305 44.19% 1,641 55.57% 7 0.24% -336 -11.38% 2,953
Pierce 57,188 46.32% 64,292 52.07% 1,995 1.62% -7,104 -5.75% 123,475
San Juan 1,112 63.91% 624 35.86% 4 0.23% 488 28.05% 1,740
Skagit 12,168 52.40% 11,003 47.39% 49 0.21% 1,165 5.02% 23,220
Skamania 1,032 44.75% 1,269 55.03% 5 0.22% -237 -10.28% 2,306
Snohomish 33,731 46.10% 38,793 53.02% 639 0.87% -5,062 -6.92% 73,163
Spokane 59,557 51.62% 55,553 48.15% 259 0.22% 4,004 3.47% 115,369
Stevens 4,076 51.24% 3,861 48.54% 18 0.23% 215 2.70% 7,955
Thurston 13,921 54.37% 11,620 45.38% 65 0.25% 2,301 8.99% 25,606
Wahkiakum 796 46.23% 923 53.60% 3 0.17% -127 -7.38% 1,722
Walla Walla 11,786 63.64% 6,721 36.29% 12 0.06% 5,065 27.35% 18,519
Whatcom 16,651 52.82% 14,298 45.35% 577 1.83% 2,353 7.46% 31,526
Whitman 8,069 59.58% 5,458 40.30% 17 0.13% 2,611 19.28% 13,544
Yakima 31,683 58.68% 21,958 40.67% 354 0.66% 9,725 18.01% 53,995
Totals 629,273 50.68% 599,298 48.27% 13,001 1.05% 29,975 2.41% 1,241,572

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Washington". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved 2017.

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