United States presidential election in California, 1964

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

  37 Lyndon Johnson 3x4.jpg BarryGoldwater.png
Nominee Lyndon B. Johnson Barry Goldwater
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Texas Arizona
Running mate Hubert Humphrey William E. Miller
Electoral vote 40 0
Popular vote 4,171,877 2,879,108
Percentage 59.11% 40.79%

California Presidential Election Results by County, 1964.svg

County Results
  Johnson—70-80%
  Johnson—60-70%
  Johnson—50-60%
  Goldwater—50-60%

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

President-elect

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

In the 1964 United States presidential election, the state of California voted for the incumbent Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson, in a landslide over the Republican nominee, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona.

As Johnson won nationally in a massive landslide, taking 61.05% of the vote nationwide, and dominating many Northeastern and Midwestern states by record landslide margins, California actually weighed in as about 4% more Republican than the national average in the 1964 election. Johnson dominated in more liberal Northern California, breaking 60% in many counties and even breaking 70% in Plumas County and the city of San Francisco. However the Western Conservative Goldwater, from neighboring Arizona, did hold some appeal in Southern California, where Johnson failed to break 60% in a single county and Goldwater even won two heavily populated Southern California counties, Orange County, and San Diego County, holding Johnson below the 60% mark statewide.

Although California has become a strongly Democrat state in recent elections, this was the only presidential election between 1952 and 1992 where the state was carried by a Democrat. Johnson is also the last Democrat to carry the counties of Calaveras, Colusa, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Modoc and Tulare, and the last to win the majority of the vote in Butte, El Dorado, Kings, Mariposa, Siskiyou and Tuolumne counties (Although some Democrats since have won a plurality in those counties).

Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Pct Vice-presidential candidate Home state Elect. vote
Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic Texas 4,171,877 59.11% 40 Hubert Humphrey Minnesota 40
Barry Goldwater Republican Arizona 2,879,108 40.79% 0 William E. Miller New York 0
Write-in candidates 5,410 0.08% 0 0
Eric Hass Socialist Labor New York 489 0.01% 0 Henning A. Blomen Massachusetts 0
Clifton DeBerry Socialist Workers New York 378 0.01% 0 Ed Shaw 0
E. Harold Munn Prohibition Party Michigan 305 0.00% 0 Mark R. Shaw Massachusetts 0
Kirby J. Hensley Universal Party California 19 0.00% 0 Roscoe MacKenna 0
Total 7,057,586 100% 40 40
Needed to win 270 270

Results by county[edit]

[1]

County Johnson Votes Goldwater Votes Others Votes
San Francisco 71.24% 230,758 28.71% 92,994 0.05% 156
Plumas 70.35% 4,019 29.51% 1,686 0.14% 8
Solano 69.53% 34,930 30.38% 15,263 0.09% 47
Yolo 69.52% 18,266 30.36% 7,976 0.12% 32
Kings 69.39% 13,073 30.54% 5,753 0.07% 14
Merced 68.74% 19,431 31.18% 8,814 0.08% 24
Madera 67.75% 9,391 32.18% 4,461 0.07% 10
Shasta 67.52% 19,142 32.37% 9,178 0.11% 30
Amador 66.89% 3,410 32.99% 1,682 0.12% 6
Sierra 66.72% 828 33.28% 413 0.00% 0
Alameda 66.42% 283,833 33.46% 142,998 0.12% 509
Humboldt 66.27% 25,515 33.53% 12,909 0.19% 75
Stanislaus 66.14% 43,078 33.74% 21,973 0.12% 77
Placer 65.96% 18,256 33.92% 9,389 0.11% 31
Sacramento 65.68% 149,668 34.17% 77,871 0.15% 332
Lassen 65.67% 4,072 34.25% 2,124 0.08% 5
Fresno 65.57% 89,375 34.33% 46,792 0.10% 141
Mendocino 65.12% 11,869 34.68% 6,322 0.20% 36
San Mateo 64.32% 140,978 35.55% 77,916 0.14% 297
Del Norte 63.77% 3,652 36.23% 2,075 0.00% 0
Siskiyou 63.66% 9,126 36.18% 5,186 0.16% 23
Contra Costa 63.44% 113,071 36.47% 65,011 0.09% 163
Trinity 63.25% 2,175 36.41% 1,252 0.35% 12
Tuolumne 63.16% 4,939 36.59% 2,861 0.26% 20
Santa Clara 63.10% 202,249 36.63% 117,420 0.27% 858
Napa 62.74% 19,580 37.06% 11,567 0.20% 63
Monterey 61.83% 40,093 37.90% 24,579 0.27% 172
San Joaquin 61.78% 59,210 38.13% 36,546 0.09% 83
Marin 61.65% 46,462 38.06% 28,682 0.29% 220
Sonoma 61.49% 44,354 38.37% 27,677 0.15% 105
San Benito 60.59% 3,779 39.19% 2,444 0.22% 14
Colusa 60.57% 2,790 39.32% 1,811 0.11% 5
Tehama 60.42% 6,928 39.50% 4,529 0.09% 10
El Dorado 60.30% 8,810 39.53% 5,775 0.17% 25
Tulare 60.08% 33,974 39.83% 22,527 0.09% 51
San Luis Obispo 59.84% 22,252 40.08% 14,906 0.08% 28
Ventura 58.84% 57,805 40.99% 40,264 0.17% 169
Modoc 58.73% 1,972 41.27% 1,386 0.00% 0
Kern 58.71% 64,174 41.18% 45,014 0.11% 120
Santa Cruz 58.53% 26,714 41.27% 18,836 0.21% 94
Calaveras 58.27% 3,145 41.58% 2,244 0.15% 8
Yuba 57.64% 6,766 42.29% 4,964 0.08% 9
Los Angeles 57.43% 1,568,300 42.52% 1,161,067 0.06% 1,551
Mariposa 57.41% 1,704 42.59% 1,264 0.00% 0
San Bernardino 57.11% 123,012 42.78% 92,145 0.11% 243
Riverside 56.79% 80,528 43.14% 61,165 0.07% 95
Nevada 56.52% 6,397 43.29% 4,899 0.19% 22
Lake 56.37% 4,680 43.56% 3,616 0.07% 6
Santa Barbara 55.94% 48,381 43.96% 38,020 0.10% 85
Glenn 54.01% 3,937 45.97% 3,351 0.03% 2
Inyo 53.44% 3,161 46.51% 2,751 0.05% 3
Imperial 51.85% 11,143 48.06% 10,330 0.09% 19
Butte 51.54% 20,831 48.43% 19,574 0.03% 14
San Diego 49.69% 211,808 50.31% 214,445 0.01% 33
Sutter 48.33% 6,787 51.56% 7,241 0.11% 16
Orange 44.01% 176,539 55.89% 224,196 0.11% 430
Mono 43.93% 666 56.07% 850 0.00% 0
Alpine 42.33% 91 57.67% 124 0.00% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1964 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-10-08.