United States presidential election in California, 1960

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United States presidential election in California, 1960
California
1956 ←
November 8, 1960 → 1964

  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 32 0
Popular vote 3,259,722 3,224,099
Percentage 50.10% 49.55%

California Presidential Election Results by County, 1960.svg

County Results
  Kennedy—60-70%
  Kennedy—50-60%
  Kennedy—<50%
  Nixon—<50%
  Nixon—50-60%
  Nixon—60-70%
  Nixon—70-80%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in California refers to California's participation in the 1960 United States presidential election. California voted for the Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon, over the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy. Although California was Nixon's home state, which he represented in the House and Senate, and initial political base, his margin of victory over Kennedy turned out to be extremely narrow; in fact, it was the closest of the states that Nixon won in 1960.[citation needed]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1960[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 3,259,722 50.10% 32
Democratic John F. Kennedy 3,224,099 49.55% 0
Prohibition Rutherford Decker 21,706 0.33% 0
No party Eric Hass (write-in) 1,051 0.02% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 6,506,578 100.00% 32
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County Nixon Votes Kennedy Votes Others Votes
Alpine 76.74% 132 23.26% 40 0.00% 0
Mono 66.33% 912 33.24% 457 0.44% 6
Sutter 62.91% 7,520 36.63% 4,379 0.46% 55
Orange 60.81% 174,891 38.95% 112,007 0.24% 701
Santa Cruz 59.61% 24,858 39.95% 16,659 0.45% 187
Lake 58.74% 4,176 40.75% 2,897 0.51% 36
Butte 57.60% 20,838 41.92% 15,163 0.48% 174
Marin 57.29% 37,620 42.47% 27,888 0.24% 157
Santa Barbara 56.73% 38,805 42.99% 29,409 0.27% 188
San Diego 56.41% 223,056 43.31% 171,259 0.28% 1,106
Monterey 56.26% 33,428 43.43% 25,805 0.30% 180
Riverside 56.15% 65,855 43.38% 50,877 0.46% 544
Inyo 54.65% 2,962 45.07% 2,443 0.28% 15
Sonoma 54.10% 34,641 45.52% 29,147 0.38% 244
San Luis Obispo 54.04% 17,862 45.30% 14,975 0.66% 218
Mariposa 53.97% 1,599 45.16% 1,338 0.88% 26
Tulare 53.97% 29,456 45.60% 24,887 0.44% 239
Imperial 53.55% 10,606 46.04% 9,119 0.41% 81
Nevada 53.44% 5,419 45.69% 4,633 0.88% 89
Glenn 53.17% 3,911 46.36% 3,410 0.48% 35
San Joaquin 52.85% 48,441 46.76% 42,855 0.39% 361
Santa Clara 52.67% 131,735 47.05% 117,667 0.28% 690
Calaveras 52.60% 2,820 46.80% 2,509 0.60% 32
Napa 52.56% 15,125 46.91% 13,499 0.54% 154
San Bernardino 52.00% 99,481 47.51% 90,888 0.49% 944
Modoc 51.80% 1,839 47.63% 1,691 0.56% 20
Yuba 51.72% 5,293 47.71% 4,882 0.57% 58
San Mateo 51.70% 104,570 48.04% 97,154 0.26% 528
San Benito 51.40% 3,056 48.38% 2,876 0.22% 13
Colusa 51.37% 2,497 48.30% 2,348 0.33% 16
Kern 50.43% 52,800 49.13% 51,440 0.44% 465
Tehama 49.96% 5,522 49.61% 5,483 0.43% 47
Stanislaus 49.62% 30,213 49.77% 30,302 0.62% 375
Ventura 49.59% 35,074 49.96% 35,334 0.45% 315
Los Angeles 49.45% 1,302,661 50.25% 1,323,818 0.30% 8,020
Mendocino 49.29% 9,301 50.21% 9,476 0.50% 94
El Dorado 49.16% 6,065 50.05% 6,175 0.79% 97
Tuolumne 49.11% 3,691 50.31% 3,781 0.59% 44
Del Norte 48.05% 3,024 51.24% 3,225 0.71% 45
Contra Costa 46.82% 82,922 52.86% 93,622 0.33% 579
Sierra 46.79% 576 52.56% 647 0.65% 8
Humboldt 46.71% 18,074 52.70% 20,391 0.58% 226
Alameda 45.61% 183,354 54.02% 217,172 0.37% 1,474
Yolo 44.73% 10,104 54.87% 12,395 0.40% 90
Amador 44.51% 2,175 55.04% 2,690 0.45% 22
Fresno 44.32% 57,930 55.21% 72,164 0.47% 608
Placer 43.75% 10,439 55.75% 13,304 0.50% 120
Merced 43.37% 11,990 56.23% 15,545 0.40% 111
Sacramento 43.26% 84,252 56.32% 109,695 0.42% 809
Siskiyou 42.95% 6,279 56.40% 8,245 0.66% 96
Kings 42.31% 6,991 57.13% 9,439 0.56% 92
San Francisco 41.79% 143,001 57.78% 197,734 0.43% 1,484
Madera 41.75% 5,869 57.81% 8,126 0.44% 62
Solano 40.88% 18,751 58.81% 26,977 0.31% 141
Lassen 40.24% 2,365 59.08% 3,472 0.68% 40
Shasta 38.94% 9,462 60.45% 14,691 0.61% 148
Trinity 38.35% 1,418 61.17% 2,262 0.49% 18
Plumas 37.47% 2,015 61.97% 3,333 0.56% 30

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