United States presidential election in Arizona, 1960

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United States presidential election in Arizona, 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 4 0
Popular vote 221,241 176,781
Percentage 55.5% 44.4%

Arizona Presidential Election Results 1960.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

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

Arizona was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 55.52 percent of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 44.36 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

Since achieving statehood in 1912, Arizona had voted for the winner in every election. In 1960, Arizona lost its bellwether status when it voted for Nixon over the eventual victor Kennedy, a sign that the state was trending Republican.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arizona, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 221,241 55.52%
Democratic John F. Kennedy 176,781 44.36%
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 469 0.12%
Total votes 398,491 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Nixon# Nixon% Kennedy# Kennedy% Hass# Hass% Total votes cast
Apache 1,568 51.75% 1,459 48.15% 3 0.10% 3,030
Cochise 7,572 50.46% 7,419 49.44% 16 0.11% 15,007
Coconino 4,870 54.45% 4,065 45.45% 9 0.10% 8,944
Gila 3,806 41.99% 5,251 57.93% 8 0.09% 9,065
Graham 2,491 54.35% 2,091 45.63% 1 0.02% 4,583
Greenlee 1,313 29.94% 3,069 69.97% 4 0.09% 4,386
Maricopa 127,090 59.37% 86,834 40.57% 135 0.06% 214,059
Mohave 1,641 55.59% 1,303 44.14% 8 0.27% 2,952
Navajo 4,090 57.19% 3,052 42.68% 9 0.13% 7,151
Pima 46,734 52.43% 42,171 47.31% 239 0.27% 89,144
Pinal 6,441 47.07% 7,232 52.85% 11 0.08% 13,684
Santa Cruz 1,265 40.35% 1,868 59.59% 2 0.06% 3,135
Yavapai 6,813 61.12% 4,325 38.80% 9 0.08% 11,147
Yuma 5,547 45.45% 6,642 54.42% 15 0.12% 12,204
Totals 221,241 55.52% 176,781 44.36% 469 0.12% 398,491

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Arizona". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 6, 2017.