Talk:United States presidential election, 1964

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Formatting changes[edit]

Recent edits have made formatting changes which bring this article into conflict with the formatting used in every other presidential election article up to 2012. I reverted most of them and I think they should be discussed before being made again. One is the removal of the "Results by State" table, which doesn't seem to have any valid reason to be done. Next, the standard format for U.S. presidential election articles is to round percentages to one decimal point in the main infobox, but then to provide more complete results to two decimal points in the Results section of the article. I don't see a compelling reason to provide less precise numbers. Also there were changes made to the "Close States" section, removing the number of electoral votes that were decided by close margins, and adding redundant "Democratic by" and "Republican by" labels, which seems like overkill, since the point of that section is to highlight the states that were close, not to focus on who won them, which is already provided by the main infobox electoral map, and in full numerical detail by the Results by State table. Finally I changed a reference to "FDR" back to "Roosevelt"; the previous line mentions "Franklin Roosevelt"; the proper formal way to refer back to him is as Roosevelt, especially since all the other names mentioned (including Johnson/LBJ) refer to them by their surnames, not by initials, and in any event it shouldn't be assumed that readers know that "FDR" refers back to "Franklin Roosevelt". Inqvisitor (talk) 15:06, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

  • OH! I see. I thought you'd reverted my recent changes, and I failed to see what you'd done. My mistake.—GoldRingChip 17:01, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Please find an agreement before making such changes. If agreed upon the new layout, then change all artciles. --91.103.112.54 (talk) 10:48, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Richard Nixon?[edit]

Why is Richard Nixon listed as Republican candidate? Nixon declined to run in 1964, because he knew that he would lose to President Johnson. Another defeat would destroy his chances for the presidency in 1968 or later, so he choose not to seek the nomination. Likely he thought about running before JFKs death, but after November 1963 Nixon made the decision not to campgaign in the 1964 election. Or are there sources which prove that Nixon wanted seriously to run? --91.103.112.54 (talk) 10:48, 16 May 2013 (UTC)