1964 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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United States presidential election in Oklahoma, 1964

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Nominee Lyndon B. Johnson Barry Goldwater
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Texas Arizona
Running mate Hubert Humphrey William E. Miller
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 519,834 412,665
Percentage 55.75% 44.25%

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The 1964 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 3, 1964. All fifty states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic Party candidate, won Oklahoma with an 11.49 percent margin of victory against Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, winning its eight electoral votes.[1] Oklahoma had begun trending Republican since 1952, with the margin of victory steadily increasing. In 1964, a majority of voters rejected the staunchly conservative Goldwater, who was portrayed as a right-wing extremist, and defected to the more moderate Johnson.

In typical fashion for the time, Johnson overwhelmingly won Southern Oklahoma, the most Democratic region of the state, carrying every county with over 60% of the vote. Goldwater performed strongly in the northern region including the Oklahoma Panhandle. Goldwater was able to hold Johnson below 60% in counties he won in this region except for Ottawa County and Craig County. As for the major urban areas, Johnson carried Oklahoma County, home of Oklahoma City, 52%-48%, while Goldwater carried Tulsa County 55%-45%. As a result, Oklahoma weighed in as 11.08 percentage points more Republican than the national average.

Since 1964, Oklahoma has become a reliably Republican state, with the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry it being Johnson.[2] Johnson was also the last Democrat to carry Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Comanche County, Canadian County, Custer County, Noble County, and Payne County.[3] Despite these facts, Oklahoma would remain reliably Democratic at the state level for the next several decades.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Oklahoma, 1964[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson 519,834 55.75% 8
Republican Barry Goldwater 412,665 44.25% 0
Totals 932,499 100.0% 8
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered Voters) 63%/71%

Results by county[edit]

Lyndon Baines Johnson
Democratic
Barry Morris Goldwater
Republican
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % #
Adair 3,003 51.23% 2,859 48.77% 144 2.46% 5,862
Alfalfa 1,730 41.39% 2,450 58.61% -720 -17.22% 4,180
Atoka 2,459 63.33% 1,424 36.67% 1,035 26.65% 3,883
Beaver 1,508 43.21% 1,982 56.79% -474 -13.58% 3,490
Beckham 4,115 61.68% 2,557 38.32% 1,558 23.35% 6,672
Blaine 2,384 46.52% 2,741 53.48% -357 -6.97% 5,125
Bryan 5,934 69.11% 2,652 30.89% 3,282 38.23% 8,586
Caddo 7,447 66.66% 3,724 33.34% 3,723 33.33% 11,171
Canadian 5,747 52.53% 5,193 47.47% 554 5.06% 10,940
Carter 10,645 68.10% 4,986 31.90% 5,659 36.20% 15,631
Cherokee 4,449 56.20% 3,467 43.80% 982 12.41% 7,916
Choctaw 3,969 69.79% 1,718 30.21% 2,251 39.58% 5,687
Cimarron 878 41.75% 1,225 58.25% -347 -16.50% 2,103
Cleveland 11,599 54.57% 9,656 45.43% 1,943 9.14% 21,255
Coal 1,613 69.11% 721 30.89% 892 38.22% 2,334
Comanche 13,585 63.12% 7,936 36.88% 5,649 26.25% 21,521
Cotton 2,216 66.37% 1,123 33.63% 1,093 32.73% 3,339
Craig 3,838 60.17% 2,541 39.83% 1,297 20.33% 6,379
Creek 9,836 60.75% 6,355 39.25% 3,481 21.50% 16,191
Custer 4,464 57.04% 3,362 42.96% 1,102 14.08% 7,826
Delaware 3,702 57.44% 2,743 42.56% 959 14.88% 6,445
Dewey 1,617 52.96% 1,436 47.04% 181 5.93% 3,053
Ellis 1,120 43.55% 1,452 56.45% -332 -12.91% 2,572
Garfield 10,175 45.28% 12,297 54.72% -2,122 -9.44% 22,472
Garvin 7,013 66.90% 3,470 33.10% 3,543 33.80% 10,483
Grady 7,593 68.03% 3,569 31.97% 4,024 36.05% 11,162
Grant 2,120 51.56% 1,992 48.44% 128 3.11% 4,112
Greer 2,671 68.17% 1,247 31.83% 1,424 36.35% 3,918
Harmon 1,665 73.45% 602 26.55% 1,063 46.89% 2,267
Harper 1,240 47.35% 1,379 52.65% -139 -5.31% 2,619
Haskell 2,542 65.23% 1,355 34.77% 1,187 30.46% 3,897
Hughes 4,477 72.57% 1,692 27.43% 2,785 45.15% 6,169
Jackson 5,894 71.36% 2,366 28.64% 3,528 42.71% 8,260
Jefferson 2,555 75.91% 811 24.09% 1,744 51.81% 3,366
Johnston 2,370 69.00% 1,065 31.00% 1,305 37.99% 3,435
Kay 11,296 48.42% 12,033 51.58% -737 -3.16% 23,329
Kingfisher 2,512 44.63% 3,117 55.37% -605 -10.75% 5,629
Kiowa 3,686 62.56% 2,206 37.44% 1,480 25.12% 5,892
Latimer 2,297 73.01% 849 26.99% 1,448 46.03% 3,146
Le Flore 7,105 64.54% 3,904 35.46% 3,201 29.08% 11,009
Lincoln 5,046 56.70% 3,854 43.30% 1,192 13.39% 8,900
Logan 4,279 53.05% 3,787 46.95% 492 6.10% 8,066
Love 1,863 73.75% 663 26.25% 1,200 47.51% 2,526
McClain 3,638 68.95% 1,638 31.05% 2,000 37.91% 5,276
McCurtain 5,982 66.74% 2,981 33.26% 3,001 33.48% 8,963
McIntosh 3,497 71.01% 1,428 28.99% 2,069 42.01% 4,925
Major 1,291 34.64% 2,436 65.36% -1,145 -30.72% 3,727
Marshall 2,318 67.80% 1,101 32.20% 1,217 35.60% 3,419
Mayes 5,421 56.60% 4,157 43.40% 1,264 13.20% 9,578
Murray 3,083 71.38% 1,236 28.62% 1,847 42.76% 4,319
Muskogee 16,330 65.75% 8,508 34.25% 7,822 31.49% 24,838
Noble 2,713 55.71% 2,157 44.29% 556 11.42% 4,870
Nowata 2,644 55.24% 2,142 44.76% 502 10.49% 4,786
Okfuskee 2,905 64.07% 1,629 35.93% 1,276 28.14% 4,534
Oklahoma 90,641 52.00% 83,660 48.00% 6,981 4.01% 174,301
Okmulgee 10,195 68.43% 4,704 31.57% 5,491 36.85% 14,899
Osage 7,395 56.49% 5,695 43.51% 1,700 12.99% 13,090
Ottawa 7,589 64.98% 4,090 35.02% 3,499 29.96% 11,679
Pawnee 2,389 51.19% 2,278 48.81% 111 2.38% 4,667
Payne 8,906 52.88% 7,936 47.12% 970 5.76% 16,842
Pittsburg 9,903 73.58% 3,555 26.42% 6,348 47.17% 13,458
Pontotoc 7,449 64.13% 4,166 35.87% 3,283 28.27% 11,615
Pottawatomie 10,884 61.40% 6,841 38.60% 4,043 22.81% 17,725
Pushmataha 2,563 65.80% 1,332 34.20% 1,231 31.60% 3,895
Roger Mills 1,345 59.23% 926 40.77% 419 18.45% 2,271
Rogers 5,449 56.46% 4,202 43.54% 1,247 12.92% 9,651
Seminole 6,582 64.16% 3,676 35.84% 2,906 28.33% 10,258
Sequoyah 4,304 60.20% 2,846 39.80% 1,458 20.39% 7,150
Stephens 9,272 63.53% 5,323 36.47% 3,949 27.06% 14,595
Texas 2,500 42.82% 3,339 57.18% -839 -14.37% 5,839
Tillman 3,354 62.63% 2,001 37.37% 1,353 25.27% 5,355
Tulsa 61,484 44.47% 76,770 55.53% -15,286 -11.06% 138,254
Wagoner 3,957 58.22% 2,840 41.78% 1,117 16.43% 6,797
Washington 8,571 40.91% 12,382 59.09% -3,811 -18.19% 20,953
Washita 3,339 60.86% 2,147 39.14% 1,192 21.73% 5,486
Woods 2,750 48.79% 2,886 51.21% -136 -2.41% 5,636
Woodward 2,934 48.67% 3,094 51.33% -160 -2.65% 6,028
Totals 519,834 55.75% 412,665 44.25% 107,171 11.49% 932,499

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1964 Presidential Election Results - Oklahoma". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Gust, Steve (October 6, 2012). "Oklahoma student who attended Democratic National Convention anticipates lifetime in politics". The Oklahoman. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016