United States presidential election in Florida, 1960

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United States presidential election in Florida, 1960

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  VP-Nixon.png John Fitzgerald Kennedy.png
Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 795,476 748,700
Percentage 51.51% 48.49%

Florida 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 Florida was held on November 8, 1960. All contemporary fifty states took part, and Florida voters selected ten electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Vote[edit]

Republican candidate, Richard Nixon won against John F. Kennedy by 76,776 votes and by 3.02 percentage points.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Escambia County, Clay County, Okaloosa County, and Santa Rosa County voted for the Democratic candidate.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Florida, 1960[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Richard Nixon of California Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts 795,476 51.51% 10 100.00%
Democratic John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts Lyndon Baines Johnson of Texas 748,700 48.49% 0 0.00%
Total 1,544,176 100.00% 10 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Richard Milhous Nixon

Republican

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Democratic

Total votes cast
# % # % #
Alachua 10,072 52.05% 9,279 47.95% 19,351
Baker 398 21.32% 1,469 78.68% 1,867
Bay 5,435 33.94% 10,579 66.06% 16,014
Bradford 1,131 30.85% 2,535 69.15% 3,666
Brevard 17,585 61.37% 11,069 38.63% 28,654
Broward 68,294 58.82% 47,811 41.18% 116,105
Calhoun 634 28.46% 1,594 71.54% 2,228
Charlotte 3,026 60.92% 1,941 39.08% 4,967
Citrus 1,861 51.82% 1,730 48.18% 3,591
Clay 2,515 47.97% 2,728 52.03% 5,243
Collier 2,708 60.74% 1,750 39.26% 4,458
Columbia 2,094 36.17% 3,695 63.83% 5,789
Dade 134,506 42.35% 183,114 57.65% 317,620
Desoto 1,687 50.10% 1,680 49.90% 3,367
Dixie 392 28.65% 976 71.35% 1,368
Duval 59,073 45.73% 70,091 54.27% 129,164
Escambia 17,925 38.79% 28,288 61.21% 46,213
Flagler 426 31.35% 933 68.65% 1,359
Franklin 764 33.84% 1,494 66.16% 2,258
Gadsden 2,010 46.18% 2,343 53.82% 4,353
Gilchrist 277 24.93% 834 75.07% 1,111
Glades 314 44.35% 394 55.65% 708
Gulf 657 21.86% 2,348 78.14% 3,005
Hamilton 656 33.01% 1,331 66.99% 1,987
Hardee 1,960 52.96% 1,741 47.04% 3,701
Hendry 1,043 44.38% 1,307 55.62% 2,350
Hernando 1,809 48.00% 1,960 52.00% 3,769
Highlands 4,369 58.32% 3,122 41.68% 7,491
Hillsborough 48,887 43.99% 62,240 56.01% 111,127
Holmes 1,235 34.26% 2,370 65.74% 3,605
Indian River 4,656 61.05% 2,970 38.95% 7,626
Jackson 2,851 32.23% 5,994 67.77% 8,845
Jefferson 600 34.70% 1,129 65.30% 1,729
Lafayette 297 27.25% 793 72.75% 1,090
Lake 12,979 72.45% 4,936 27.55% 17,915
Lee 10,357 65.34% 5,494 34.66% 15,851
Leon 9,079 46.53% 10,433 53.47% 19,512
Levy 996 33.21% 2,003 66.79% 2,999
Liberty 243 21.99% 862 78.01% 1,105
Madison 1,152 35.60% 2,084 64.40% 3,236
Manatee 16,462 65.13% 8,814 34.87% 25,276
Marion 7,043 49.43% 7,206 50.57% 14,249
Martin 3,701 58.15% 2,664 41.85% 6,365
Monroe 3,416 32.88% 6,972 67.12% 10,388
Nassau 1,666 33.67% 3,282 66.33% 4,948
Okaloosa 4,685 36.18% 8,263 63.82% 12,948
Okeechobee 631 35.93% 1,125 64.07% 1,756
Orange 48,244 70.98% 19,729 29.02% 67,973
Osceola 4,691 68.29% 2,178 31.71% 6,869
Palm Beach 45,337 60.28% 29,871 39.72% 75,208
Pasco 7,188 55.21% 5,832 44.79% 13,020
Pinellas 101,779 63.68% 58,054 36.32% 159,833
Polk 31,618 57.32% 23,546 42.68% 55,164
Putnam 4,236 48.72% 4,459 51.28% 8,695
St. Johns 4,125 42.49% 5,583 57.51% 9,708
St. Lucie 6,354 54.24% 5,360 45.76% 11,714
Santa Rosa 2,777 35.89% 4,960 64.11% 7,737
Sarasota 19,995 70.70% 8,287 29.30% 28,282
Seminole 8,936 64.63% 4,891 35.37% 13,827
Sumter 1,120 32.95% 2,279 67.05% 3,399
Suwannee 1,536 35.51% 2,789 64.49% 4,325
Taylor 1,212 38.85% 1,908 61.15% 3,120
Union 311 24.84% 941 75.16% 1,252
Volusia 28,367 54.82% 23,377 45.18% 51,744
Wakulla 379 24.85% 1,146 75.15% 1,525
Walton 1,484 28.95% 3,642 71.05% 5,126
Washington 1,230 36.96% 2,098 63.04% 3,328
Totals 795,476 51.51% 748,700 48.49% 1,544,176

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016