United States presidential election in Arizona, 1964

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 1964
Arizona
1960 ←
November 3, 1964 (1964-11-03)
→ 1968

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Nominee Barry Goldwater Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Arizona Texas
Running mate William E. Miller Hubert Humphrey
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 242,535 237,753
Percentage 50.45% 49.45%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

President-elect

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

The 1964 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 3, 1964 as part of the 1964 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states and D.C. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

In a national landslide for incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson, Arizona was one of only six states carried by Arizona native and U.S Senator Barry Goldwater, and the only state that Goldwater won outside of the Deep South. Johnson successfully carried many Republican strongholds such as Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming; however, he lost Arizona by less than 5,000 votes (Or 0.99%), the smallest margin of any state in the election. Arizona's result was 23% more Republican than the country as a whole. Key to Goldwater’s victory in the state was Maricopa County, the state’s most populated county, which he won by over 21,000 votes.

This election marked Arizona's turn from being a bellwether state in elections (Usually favoring Democrats) into a firm stronghold of the Republican Party. From 1952 to 1992, Arizona would vote for the Republican candidate in every presidential election (Mostly by large margins, unlike Goldwater's close victory), and it was the only state during those forty years not to vote for a Democrat at least once. Bill Clinton would carry the state by a small margin in 1996, but his victory has proven to be an exception, as the state has continued supporting Republicans since.

Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
Barry Goldwater Republican Arizona 242,535 50.45% 5 William E. Miller New York 5
Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic Texas 237,753 49.45% 0 Hubert Humphrey Minnesota 0
Eric Hass Socialist Labor Party of America New York 482 0.10% 0 Henning A. Blomen Massachusetts 0
Total 480,770 100% 5 5
Needed to win 270 270

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