United States presidential election in Texas, 1964

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United States presidential election in Texas, 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 25 0
Popular vote 1,663,185 958,566
Percentage 63.3% 36.5%

United States presidential election in Texas, 1964 results by county.svg
County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

The 1964 United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 3, 1964, as part of the United States presidential election of 1964. The Democratic Party candidate, incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson, comfortably won his home state of Texas with 63.32% of the vote against the Republican Party candidate, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, who won 36.5%, giving him the state's 25 electoral votes and a victory margin of 26.8%.[1] President Lyndon B. Johnson won the 1964 election in a massive landslide, carrying 44 states plus the District of Columbia, which participated for the first time. Goldwater only carried his home state of Arizona along with five Deep South states which had been historically Democratic, but defected to the Republican Party due to the Democratic Party’s support for civil rights.

Analysis[edit]

The home state of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas was his nineteenth best state in the election and his second best in the South below Kentucky, weighing in around 4.2 percent more Democratic than the national average. Johnson won every region in the state by wide margins, including those which had begun trending Republican in recent presidential elections such as the Texas Panhandle, the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, and Metro Houston. Every major city in the state voted for Johnson, including every mid-sized city with the exceptions of Odessa, Midland, Tyler, and Longview, which were won by Goldwater.

Two counties in the northern Panhandle, Ochiltree and Roberts, gave Goldwater over sixty percent of the vote, further reflecting this region’s trend towards the Republican Party. Given that it was also Johnson’s home county, Gillespie County in the Texas Hill Country voted Democratic for the only time since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s landslide in the 1932 election, in which he carried every county.[2] This is the only presidential election between 1952 and 2008 that Dallas and Harris counties voted for the Democratic candidate. Dallas in particular, likely swung towards Johnson due to the city still being in mourning from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which had occurred less than a year before the election. Despite this strong swing, Johnson only carried Dallas County by a 9.6 percent margin.

President Johnson carried 238 out of the state’s 254 counties, and all twenty-three congressional districts. The 1964 election marks the last time a Democratic candidate for president won Texas with over sixty percent of the vote, won the state with a double-digit margin, and carried any counties with over ninety percent of the vote (in this case, the South Texas counties of Duval and Webb). Webb, Duval and Jim Hogg counties stood among the four most Democratic in the nation.[3]

Aside from Johnson's home county Gillespie as mentioned above, this remains the last election as of 2018 in which Crane County, Montgomery County, Rusk County, Irion County, Loving County, Martin County, Andrews County, Winkler County, McMullen County, Collin County, Washington County, Kerr County, Comal County, Hemphill County, Deaf Smith County, Hartley County, Lubbock County, Upton County, Schleicher County, Tarrant County, Reagan County, Brazos County, Denton County, Victoria County, Tom Green County, DeWitt County, Cooke County, Potter County, Taylor County, Guadalupe County, Bandera County, Uvalde County, Yoakum County, Dawson County, Kimble County, Sutton County, Sterling County, Austin County, and Runnels County voted for the Democratic candidate.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Texas, 1964
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson 1,663,185 63.32% 25
Republican Barry Goldwater 958,566 36.49% 0
Constitution Joseph Lightburn 5,060 0.19% 0
Totals 2,626,811 100.00% 25
Voter turnout (Voting age/Registered Voters) 44.6%/88.0%

Results by county[edit]

County Johnson# Johnson% Goldwater# Goldwater% Lightburn# Lightburn% Total votes cast
Anderson 4,809 58.78% 3,362 41.10% 10 0.12% 8,181
Andrews 2,133 59.50% 1,442 40.22% 10 0.28% 3,585
Angelina 8,194 60.77% 5,262 39.02% 28 0.21% 13,484
Aransas 1,492 71.01% 602 28.65% 7 0.33% 2,101
Archer 1,766 80.02% 441 19.98% 0 0.00% 2,207
Armstrong 544 59.85% 365 40.15% 0 0.00% 909
Atascosa 3,224 71.39% 1,283 28.41% 9 0.20% 4,516
Austin 2,365 60.41% 1,545 39.46% 5 0.13% 3,915
Bailey 1,503 58.67% 1,056 41.22% 3 0.12% 2,562
Bandera 876 53.45% 762 46.49% 1 0.06% 1,639
Bastrop 3,912 77.48% 1,130 22.38% 7 0.14% 5,049
Baylor 1,403 78.21% 389 21.68% 2 0.11% 1,794
Bee 3,314 68.58% 1,509 31.23% 9 0.19% 4,832
Bell 14,557 83.13% 2,938 16.78% 17 0.10% 17,512
Bexar 108,658 66.86% 53,469 32.90% 393 0.24% 162,520
Blanco 1,197 80.44% 290 19.49% 1 0.07% 1,488
Borden 266 63.48% 152 36.28% 1 0.24% 419
Bosque 2,690 72.29% 1,024 27.52% 7 0.19% 3,721
Bowie 10,368 59.55% 7,018 40.31% 24 0.14% 17,410
Brazoria 15,917 64.98% 8,477 34.60% 103 0.42% 24,497
Brazos 7,998 66.54% 4,003 33.31% 18 0.15% 12,019
Brewster 1,251 66.30% 635 33.65% 1 0.05% 1,887
Briscoe 966 73.35% 348 26.42% 3 0.23% 1,317
Brooks 2,299 85.05% 402 14.87% 2 0.07% 2,703
Brown 5,214 71.49% 2,070 28.38% 9 0.12% 7,293
Burleson 2,527 80.30% 617 19.61% 3 0.10% 3,147
Burnet 2,585 75.81% 821 24.08% 4 0.12% 3,410
Caldwell 3,580 77.34% 1,046 22.60% 3 0.06% 4,629
Calhoun 3,398 76.64% 1,031 23.25% 5 0.11% 4,434
Callahan 2,178 71.72% 849 27.96% 10 0.33% 3,037
Cameron 16,056 62.57% 9,531 37.14% 72 0.28% 25,659
Camp 1,841 71.44% 729 28.29% 7 0.27% 2,577
Carson 1,574 60.05% 1,044 39.83% 3 0.11% 2,621
Cass 3,603 57.26% 2,681 42.61% 8 0.13% 6,292
Castro 1,865 74.78% 626 25.10% 3 0.12% 2,494
Chambers 1,921 64.99% 1,023 34.61% 12 0.41% 2,956
Cherokee 5,485 64.25% 3,043 35.64% 9 0.11% 8,537
Childress 1,977 67.45% 952 32.48% 2 0.07% 2,931
Clay 2,357 78.05% 659 21.82% 4 0.13% 3,020
Cochran 1,260 71.55% 497 28.22% 4 0.23% 1,761
Coke 900 70.92% 366 28.84% 3 0.24% 1,269
Coleman 2,670 65.04% 1,434 34.93% 1 0.02% 4,105
Collin 7,833 69.98% 3,341 29.85% 19 0.17% 11,193
Collingsworth 1,145 61.16% 724 38.68% 3 0.16% 1,872
Colorado 3,650 65.48% 1,918 34.41% 6 0.11% 5,574
Comal 3,644 62.03% 2,223 37.84% 8 0.14% 5,875
Comanche 2,851 74.65% 962 25.19% 6 0.16% 3,819
Concho 948 75.48% 307 24.44% 1 0.08% 1,256
Cooke 4,083 56.62% 3,117 43.23% 11 0.15% 7,211
Coryell 3,679 80.61% 877 19.22% 8 0.18% 4,564
Cottle 1,122 82.93% 230 17.00% 1 0.07% 1,353
Crane 919 58.95% 637 40.86% 3 0.19% 1,559
Crockett 799 65.98% 409 33.77% 3 0.25% 1,211
Crosby 2,278 78.77% 611 21.13% 3 0.10% 2,892
Culberson 473 60.10% 314 39.90% 0 0.00% 787
Dallam 1,058 60.15% 700 39.80% 1 0.06% 1,759
Dallas 166,472 54.73% 137,065 45.06% 621 0.20% 304,158
Dawson 3,171 65.14% 1,691 34.74% 6 0.12% 4,868
Deaf Smith 2,094 53.73% 1,793 46.01% 10 0.26% 3,897
Delta 1,619 82.60% 339 17.30% 2 0.10% 1,960
Denton 9,137 67.71% 4,335 32.13% 22 0.16% 13,494
Dewitt 3,286 58.96% 2,283 40.97% 4 0.07% 5,573
Dickens 1,324 79.42% 339 20.34% 4 0.24% 1,667
Dimmit 1,184 70.14% 501 29.68% 3 0.18% 1,688
Donley 1,068 60.14% 708 39.86% 0 0.00% 1,776
Duval 4,432 92.55% 353 7.37% 4 0.08% 4,789
Eastland 4,692 69.49% 2,049 30.35% 11 0.16% 6,752
Ector 10,826 48.36% 11,497 51.36% 63 0.28% 22,386
Edwards 337 47.33% 371 52.11% 4 0.56% 712
Ellis 7,278 72.33% 2,779 27.62% 5 0.05% 10,062
El Paso 35,050 62.67% 20,687 36.99% 190 0.34% 55,927
Erath 3,851 70.04% 1,642 29.87% 5 0.09% 5,498
Falls 3,933 76.35% 1,216 23.61% 2 0.04% 5,151
Fannin 5,976 83.00% 1,219 16.93% 5 0.07% 7,200
Fayette 3,630 63.94% 2,036 35.86% 11 0.19% 5,677
Fisher 2,108 82.12% 454 17.69% 5 0.19% 2,567
Floyd 2,383 65.81% 1,229 33.94% 9 0.25% 3,621
Foard 833 85.00% 146 14.90% 1 0.10% 980
Fort Bend 6,186 63.78% 3,493 36.01% 20 0.21% 9,699
Franklin 1,520 78.19% 424 21.81% 0 0.00% 1,944
Freestone 2,816 72.35% 1,074 27.60% 2 0.05% 3,892
Frio 1,507 71.19% 607 28.67% 3 0.14% 2,117
Gaines 2,045 63.89% 1,153 36.02% 3 0.09% 3,201
Galveston 30,672 71.04% 12,365 28.64% 136 0.32% 43,173
Garza 1,254 68.64% 567 31.03% 6 0.33% 1,827
Gillespie 2,264 57.17% 1,695 42.80% 1 0.03% 3,960
Glasscock 179 49.31% 183 50.41% 1 0.28% 363
Goliad 990 64.24% 549 35.63% 2 0.13% 1,541
Gonzales 3,348 73.66% 1,190 26.18% 7 0.15% 4,545
Gray 3,633 42.00% 5,011 57.93% 6 0.07% 8,650
Grayson 14,207 72.01% 5,500 27.88% 21 0.11% 19,728
Gregg 8,741 42.47% 11,761 57.14% 82 0.40% 20,584
Grimes 2,229 68.65% 1,014 31.23% 4 0.12% 3,247
Guadalupe 4,568 62.51% 2,731 37.37% 9 0.12% 7,308
Hale 5,910 61.60% 3,666 38.21% 18 0.19% 9,594
Hall 1,785 72.77% 667 27.19% 1 0.04% 2,453
Hamilton 2,048 67.02% 1,006 32.92% 2 0.07% 3,056
Hansford 860 41.83% 1,193 58.03% 3 0.15% 2,056
Hardeman 1,835 72.47% 697 27.53% 0 0.00% 2,532
Hardin 5,143 71.97% 1,987 27.81% 16 0.22% 7,146
Harris 227,819 59.49% 154,401 40.32% 765 0.20% 382,985
Harrison 6,351 53.24% 5,568 46.67% 11 0.09% 11,930
Hartley 565 56.33% 437 43.57% 1 0.10% 1,003
Haskell 2,903 84.86% 512 14.97% 6 0.18% 3,421
Hays 3,780 74.64% 1,279 25.26% 5 0.10% 5,064
Hemphill 649 53.50% 563 46.41% 1 0.08% 1,213
Henderson 4,697 69.96% 1,988 29.61% 29 0.43% 6,714
Hidalgo 22,110 65.50% 11,563 34.25% 83 0.25% 33,756
Hill 5,130 76.61% 1,557 23.25% 9 0.13% 6,696
Hockley 4,049 70.63% 1,674 29.20% 10 0.17% 5,733
Hood 1,661 79.59% 423 20.27% 3 0.14% 2,087
Hopkins 4,133 73.14% 1,518 26.86% 0 0.00% 5,651
Houston 3,681 68.60% 1,675 31.22% 10 0.19% 5,366
Howard 6,083 64.94% 3,272 34.93% 12 0.13% 9,367
Hudspeth 438 65.86% 224 33.68% 3 0.45% 665
Hunt 6,567 66.47% 3,302 33.42% 10 0.10% 9,879
Hutchinson 4,625 46.25% 5,358 53.58% 17 0.17% 10,000
Irion 351 63.82% 199 36.18% 0 0.00% 550
Jack 1,594 65.22% 847 34.66% 3 0.12% 2,444
Jackson 2,775 70.22% 1,168 29.55% 9 0.23% 3,952
Jasper 3,600 65.02% 1,919 34.66% 18 0.33% 5,537
Jeff Davis 304 63.47% 174 36.33% 1 0.21% 479
Jefferson 44,584 60.58% 28,771 39.09% 239 0.32% 73,594
Jim Hogg 1,375 89.87% 152 9.93% 3 0.20% 1,530
Jim Wells 6,849 77.50% 1,988 22.50% 0 0.00% 8,837
Johnson 6,381 66.18% 3,251 33.72% 10 0.10% 9,642
Jones 3,622 73.62% 1,295 26.32% 3 0.06% 4,920
Karnes 3,178 76.08% 993 23.77% 6 0.14% 4,177
Kaufman 4,766 71.20% 1,922 28.71% 6 0.09% 6,694
Kendall 970 44.64% 1,200 55.22% 3 0.14% 2,173
Kenedy 115 78.77% 30 20.55% 1 0.68% 146
Kent 563 83.04% 115 16.96% 0 0.00% 678
Kerr 2,894 51.60% 2,706 48.25% 8 0.14% 5,608
Kimble 862 62.33% 520 37.60% 1 0.07% 1,383
King 180 84.11% 34 15.89% 0 0.00% 214
Kinney 439 73.91% 155 26.09% 0 0.00% 594
Kleberg 4,568 73.32% 1,652 26.52% 10 0.16% 6,230
Knox 1,773 80.01% 439 19.81% 4 0.18% 2,216
Lamar 6,303 70.78% 2,594 29.13% 8 0.09% 8,905
Lamb 4,318 68.01% 2,022 31.85% 9 0.14% 6,349
Lampasas 2,224 74.88% 744 25.05% 2 0.07% 2,970
La Salle 988 81.52% 223 18.40% 1 0.08% 1,212
Lavaca 4,031 73.07% 1,480 26.83% 6 0.11% 5,517
Lee 1,884 67.07% 923 32.86% 2 0.07% 2,809
Leon 2,373 78.52% 642 21.24% 7 0.23% 3,022
Liberty 5,357 64.88% 2,884 34.93% 16 0.19% 8,257
Limestone 3,777 71.77% 1,478 28.08% 8 0.15% 5,263
Lipscomb 589 43.57% 763 56.43% 0 0.00% 1,352
Live Oak 1,423 63.93% 795 35.71% 8 0.36% 2,226
Llano 1,727 72.44% 655 27.47% 2 0.08% 2,384
Loving 46 58.23% 32 40.51% 1 1.27% 79
Lubbock 22,057 55.89% 17,372 44.02% 34 0.09% 39,463
Lynn 2,281 75.28% 745 24.59% 4 0.13% 3,030
McCulloch 2,100 76.06% 655 23.72% 6 0.22% 2,761
McLennan 28,429 72.25% 10,892 27.68% 25 0.06% 39,346
McMullen 267 60.27% 175 39.50% 1 0.23% 443
Madison 1,298 66.74% 644 33.11% 3 0.15% 1,945
Marion 1,372 59.57% 927 40.25% 4 0.17% 2,303
Martin 892 68.77% 402 30.99% 3 0.23% 1,297
Mason 941 61.30% 590 38.44% 4 0.26% 1,535
Matagorda 4,143 63.20% 2,407 36.72% 5 0.08% 6,555
Maverick 2,113 79.41% 545 20.48% 3 0.11% 2,661
Medina 3,408 68.27% 1,583 31.71% 1 0.02% 4,992
Menard 588 59.70% 397 40.30% 0 0.00% 985
Midland 8,646 41.96% 11,906 57.78% 53 0.26% 20,605
Milam 4,368 76.51% 1,334 23.37% 7 0.12% 5,709
Mills 1,228 71.27% 495 28.73% 0 0.00% 1,723
Mitchell 2,420 76.61% 737 23.33% 2 0.06% 3,159
Montague 3,746 77.14% 1,106 22.78% 4 0.08% 4,856
Montgomery 4,989 60.87% 3,167 38.64% 40 0.49% 8,196
Moore 2,393 57.54% 1,762 42.37% 4 0.10% 4,159
Morris 2,366 65.83% 1,218 33.89% 10 0.28% 3,594
Motley 678 67.53% 324 32.27% 2 0.20% 1,004
Nacogdoches 4,524 60.17% 2,976 39.58% 19 0.25% 7,519
Navarro 6,811 76.08% 2,139 23.89% 3 0.03% 8,953
Newton 2,211 74.82% 738 24.97% 6 0.20% 2,955
Nolan 3,540 68.58% 1,610 31.19% 12 0.23% 5,162
Nueces 40,426 74.10% 14,048 25.75% 84 0.15% 54,558
Ochiltree 920 33.61% 1,814 66.28% 3 0.11% 2,737
Oldham 397 59.25% 269 40.15% 4 0.60% 670
Orange 9,390 60.02% 6,216 39.73% 39 0.25% 15,645
Palo Pinto 3,791 68.42% 1,748 31.55% 2 0.04% 5,541
Panola 2,608 47.97% 2,818 51.83% 11 0.20% 5,437
Parker 5,270 70.66% 2,175 29.16% 13 0.17% 7,458
Parmer 1,556 55.99% 1,216 43.76% 7 0.25% 2,779
Pecos 2,068 59.55% 1,393 40.11% 12 0.35% 3,473
Polk 2,492 67.35% 1,199 32.41% 9 0.24% 3,700
Potter 12,850 52.62% 11,505 47.11% 64 0.26% 24,419
Presidio 1,156 72.80% 431 27.14% 1 0.06% 1,588
Rains 893 76.46% 272 23.29% 3 0.26% 1,168
Randall 6,016 43.34% 7,843 56.50% 22 0.16% 13,881
Reagan 614 60.08% 406 39.73% 2 0.20% 1,022
Real 487 65.55% 255 34.32% 1 0.13% 743
Red River 3,391 72.86% 1,257 27.01% 6 0.13% 4,654
Reeves 2,340 65.09% 1,251 34.80% 4 0.11% 3,595
Refugio 2,319 75.02% 772 24.98% 0 0.00% 3,091
Roberts 198 40.00% 297 60.00% 0 0.00% 495
Robertson 3,350 78.88% 895 21.07% 2 0.05% 4,247
Rockwall 1,305 74.36% 445 25.36% 5 0.28% 1,755
Runnels 2,645 64.01% 1,480 35.82% 7 0.17% 4,132
Rusk 6,528 54.25% 5,488 45.61% 17 0.14% 12,033
Sabine 1,801 80.76% 428 19.19% 1 0.04% 2,230
San Augustine 1,173 60.46% 760 39.18% 7 0.36% 1,940
San Jacinto 1,680 82.92% 343 16.93% 3 0.15% 2,026
San Patricio 7,176 76.47% 2,188 23.32% 20 0.21% 9,384
San Saba 1,859 81.64% 418 18.36% 0 0.00% 2,277
Schleicher 514 56.92% 388 42.97% 1 0.11% 903
Scurry 3,381 65.82% 1,741 33.89% 15 0.29% 5,137
Shackelford 934 65.59% 487 34.20% 3 0.21% 1,424
Shelby 3,487 61.06% 2,220 38.87% 4 0.07% 5,711
Sherman 462 42.31% 629 57.60% 1 0.09% 1,092
Smith 12,474 48.97% 12,960 50.88% 38 0.15% 25,472
Somervell 641 75.06% 210 24.59% 3 0.35% 854
Starr 4,056 85.53% 678 14.30% 8 0.17% 4,742
Stephens 1,753 61.00% 1,119 38.94% 2 0.07% 2,874
Sterling 243 63.28% 140 36.46% 1 0.26% 384
Stonewall 978 81.57% 219 18.27% 2 0.17% 1,199
Sutton 694 66.03% 357 33.97% 0 0.00% 1,051
Swisher 2,410 74.61% 815 25.23% 5 0.15% 3,230
Tarrant 97,092 62.98% 56,593 36.71% 473 0.31% 154,158
Taylor 13,366 59.09% 9,220 40.76% 34 0.15% 22,620
Terrell 364 55.32% 294 44.68% 0 0.00% 658
Terry 3,034 65.50% 1,592 34.37% 6 0.13% 4,632
Throckmorton 883 78.14% 247 21.86% 0 0.00% 1,130
Titus 3,528 67.60% 1,687 32.32% 4 0.08% 5,219
Tom Green 9,767 59.40% 6,664 40.53% 12 0.07% 16,443
Travis 44,058 68.89% 19,838 31.02% 62 0.10% 63,958
Trinity 1,654 68.12% 763 31.43% 11 0.45% 2,428
Tyler 1,818 59.86% 1,216 40.04% 3 0.10% 3,037
Upshur 4,027 64.31% 2,222 35.48% 13 0.21% 6,262
Upton 958 59.73% 636 39.65% 10 0.62% 1,604
Uvalde 2,358 54.51% 1,963 45.38% 5 0.12% 4,326
Val Verde 3,555 72.52% 1,346 27.46% 1 0.02% 4,902
Van Zandt 4,047 71.30% 1,614 28.44% 15 0.26% 5,676
Victoria 8,141 65.83% 4,201 33.97% 25 0.20% 12,367
Walker 2,877 64.86% 1,557 35.10% 2 0.05% 4,436
Waller 2,167 68.82% 980 31.12% 2 0.06% 3,149
Ward 2,221 56.17% 1,730 43.75% 3 0.08% 3,954
Washington 2,938 59.21% 2,019 40.69% 5 0.10% 4,962
Webb 10,073 90.08% 1,094 9.78% 15 0.13% 11,182
Wharton 6,234 69.11% 2,775 30.76% 11 0.12% 9,020
Wheeler 1,440 55.81% 1,138 44.11% 2 0.08% 2,580
Wichita 19,131 68.99% 8,585 30.96% 14 0.05% 27,730
Wilbarger 3,200 67.48% 1,539 32.45% 3 0.06% 4,742
Willacy 2,152 63.52% 1,230 36.30% 6 0.18% 3,388
Williamson 7,430 80.74% 1,766 19.19% 6 0.07% 9,202
Wilson 3,472 82.77% 718 17.12% 5 0.12% 4,195
Winkler 2,059 55.97% 1,617 43.95% 3 0.08% 3,679
Wise 3,852 73.50% 1,386 26.45% 3 0.06% 5,241
Wood 3,528 62.93% 2,068 36.89% 10 0.18% 5,606
Yoakum 1,415 62.06% 859 37.68% 6 0.26% 2,280
Young 3,395 67.95% 1,600 32.03% 1 0.02% 4,996
Zapata 1,009 87.97% 135 11.77% 3 0.26% 1,147
Zavala 1,784 74.80% 598 25.07% 3 0.13% 2,385
Totals 1,663,185 63.32% 958,566 36.49% 5,060 0.19% 2,626,811

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1964 Presidential General Election Results - Texas". Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  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
  3. ^ Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections; 1964 Presidential Election Statistics