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1960 United States presidential election in Arkansas

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

1960 United States presidential election in Arkansas

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  John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg VP-Nixon.png Orval Faubus speaking, 20 August 1959.jpg
Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon Orval Faubus
Party Democratic Republican National States' Rights Party
Home state Massachusetts California Arkansas
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. John G. Crommelin
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 215,049 184,508 28,952
Percentage 50.2% 43.1% 6.8%

Arkansas Presidential Election Results 1960.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic


Arkansas was won by Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 50.19% of the popular vote against incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 43.06% of the popular vote. National States' Rights Party candidate Orval Faubus performed best in his home state of Arkansas, earning 6.76 percent of the vote.[3][4] Nixon was however the first-ever Republican victor in the five northeastern counties of Clay, Craighead, Fulton, Randolph and Sharp due to powerful "Bible Belt" anti-Catholicism[5] – which had been muted in 1928 by the presence of Arkansas Senator Joseph T. Robinson as Al Smith's running mate. Nixon was also the first Republican victor in Marion County since Ulysses S. Grant in 1868.[5]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time Democratic candidates simultaneously won the presidential election and the state's Class 2 senate seat.

ResultsEdit

1960 United States presidential election in Arkansas
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Kennedy 215,049 50.19%
Republican Richard Nixon 184,508 43.06%
National States' Rights Party Orval Faubus 28,952 6.76%
Total votes 428,509 100%

Results by countyEdit

County John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Orval Eugene Faubus
National States' Rights
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # %
Arkansas 2,789 52.44% 2,043 38.42% 486 9.14% 746 14.03% 5,318
Ashley 3,118 62.04% 1,288 25.63% 620 12.34% 1,830 36.41% 5,026
Baxter 1,694 43.67% 2,108 54.34% 77 1.99% -414 -10.67% 3,879
Benton 3,619 31.23% 7,832 67.58% 139 1.20% -4,213 -36.35% 11,590
Boone 2,774 44.51% 3,388 54.36% 71 1.14% -614 -9.85% 6,233
Bradley 2,960 70.31% 873 20.74% 377 8.95% 2,087 49.57% 4,210
Calhoun 1,151 72.03% 295 18.46% 152 9.51% 856 53.57% 1,598
Carroll 1,301 32.81% 2,615 65.95% 49 1.24% -1,314 -33.14% 3,965
Chicot 1,803 59.10% 979 32.09% 269 8.82% 824 27.01% 3,051
Clark 3,295 64.82% 1,357 26.70% 431 8.48% 1,938 38.13% 5,083
Clay 1,908 41.77% 2,543 55.67% 117 2.56% -635 -13.90% 4,568
Cleburne 1,144 50.13% 1,026 44.96% 112 4.91% 118 5.17% 2,282
Cleveland 1,216 70.90% 290 16.91% 209 12.19% 926 53.99% 1,715
Columbia 2,427 43.30% 2,372 42.32% 806 14.38% 55 0.98% 5,605
Conway 2,900 60.47% 1,685 35.13% 211 4.40% 1,215 25.33% 4,796
Craighead 4,898 45.61% 5,258 48.97% 582 5.42% -360 -3.35% 10,738
Crawford 2,430 41.14% 3,373 57.10% 104 1.76% -943 -15.96% 5,907
Crittenden 2,679 52.24% 2,234 43.56% 215 4.19% 445 8.68% 5,128
Cross 2,088 57.76% 1,287 35.60% 240 6.64% 801 22.16% 3,615
Dallas 1,639 62.68% 659 25.20% 317 12.12% 980 37.48% 2,615
Desha 2,502 63.57% 1,063 27.01% 371 9.43% 1,439 36.56% 3,936
Drew 2,107 62.49% 889 26.36% 376 11.15% 1,218 36.12% 3,372
Faulkner 3,820 57.80% 2,426 36.71% 363 5.49% 1,394 21.09% 6,609
Franklin 2,025 53.99% 1,631 43.48% 95 2.53% 394 10.50% 3,751
Fulton 703 38.02% 1,127 60.95% 19 1.03% -424 -22.93% 1,849
Garland 6,333 45.42% 7,204 51.66% 407 2.92% -871 -6.25% 13,944
Grant 1,394 61.44% 563 24.81% 312 13.75% 831 36.62% 2,269
Greene 2,774 49.81% 2,658 47.73% 137 2.46% 116 2.08% 5,569
Hempstead 2,596 54.55% 1,948 40.93% 215 4.52% 648 13.62% 4,759
Hot Spring 3,454 59.00% 1,732 29.59% 668 11.41% 1,722 29.42% 5,854
Howard 1,366 49.95% 1,225 44.79% 144 5.27% 141 5.16% 2,735
Independence 2,487 47.02% 2,639 49.90% 163 3.08% -152 -2.87% 5,289
Izard 1,340 59.61% 808 35.94% 100 4.45% 532 23.67% 2,248
Jackson 2,860 55.44% 1,986 38.50% 313 6.07% 874 16.94% 5,159
Jefferson 8,442 55.41% 4,839 31.76% 1,954 12.83% 3,603 23.65% 15,235
Johnson 1,938 55.01% 1,490 42.29% 95 2.70% 448 12.72% 3,523
Lafayette 1,286 55.31% 713 30.67% 326 14.02% 573 24.65% 2,325
Lawrence 2,074 51.02% 1,800 44.28% 191 4.70% 274 6.74% 4,065
Lee 1,409 52.17% 1,034 38.28% 258 9.55% 375 13.88% 2,701
Lincoln 1,780 67.27% 626 23.66% 240 9.07% 1,154 43.61% 2,646
Little River 1,514 65.17% 692 29.79% 117 5.04% 822 35.39% 2,323
Logan 2,636 55.33% 2,014 42.28% 114 2.39% 622 13.06% 4,764
Lonoke 2,991 55.93% 1,560 29.17% 797 14.90% 1,431 26.76% 5,348
Madison 1,702 40.51% 2,445 58.20% 54 1.29% -743 -17.69% 4,201
Marion 968 48.21% 1,016 50.60% 24 1.20% -48 -2.39% 2,008
Miller 4,550 56.06% 3,113 38.35% 454 5.59% 1,437 17.70% 8,117
Mississippi 5,138 48.54% 4,983 47.08% 464 4.38% 155 1.46% 10,585
Monroe 1,856 60.50% 833 27.15% 379 12.35% 1,023 33.34% 3,068
Montgomery 788 46.99% 836 49.85% 53 3.16% -48 -2.86% 1,677
Nevada 1,605 58.34% 937 34.06% 209 7.60% 668 24.28% 2,751
Newton 844 31.41% 1,814 67.51% 29 1.08% -970 -36.10% 2,687
Ouachita 5,169 63.10% 2,439 29.77% 584 7.13% 2,730 33.33% 8,192
Perry 789 56.97% 501 36.17% 95 6.86% 288 20.79% 1,385
Phillips 4,105 61.48% 2,168 32.47% 404 6.05% 1,937 29.01% 6,677
Pike 997 47.43% 1,013 48.19% 92 4.38% -16 -0.76% 2,102
Poinsett 2,817 51.75% 2,430 44.64% 197 3.62% 387 7.11% 5,444
Polk 1,635 45.02% 1,882 51.82% 115 3.17% -247 -6.80% 3,632
Pope 2,760 49.38% 2,573 46.04% 256 4.58% 187 3.35% 5,589
Prairie 1,680 63.73% 734 27.85% 222 8.42% 946 35.89% 2,636
Pulaski 26,034 46.67% 22,146 39.70% 7,608 13.64% 3,888 6.97% 55,788
Randolph 1,556 47.47% 1,620 49.42% 102 3.11% -64 -1.95% 3,278
St. Francis 2,432 53.83% 1,786 39.53% 300 6.64% 646 14.30% 4,518
Saline 3,898 57.40% 2,195 32.32% 698 10.28% 1,703 25.08% 6,791
Scott 1,116 49.29% 1,137 50.22% 11 0.49% -21 -0.93% 2,264
Searcy 1,022 30.50% 2,297 68.55% 32 0.95% -1,275 -38.05% 3,351
Sebastian 8,726 42.16% 11,744 56.75% 226 1.09% -3,018 -14.58% 20,696
Sevier 1,580 55.73% 1,141 40.25% 114 4.02% 439 15.49% 2,835
Sharp 807 45.18% 911 51.01% 68 3.81% -104 -5.82% 1,786
Stone 897 46.17% 959 49.36% 87 4.48% -62 -3.19% 1,943
Union 6,500 47.92% 5,631 41.51% 1,434 10.57% 869 6.41% 13,565
Van Buren 1,158 51.08% 1,009 44.51% 100 4.41% 149 6.57% 2,267
Washington 5,391 34.38% 10,088 64.34% 200 1.28% -4,697 -29.96% 15,679
White 5,244 53.33% 3,985 40.52% 605 6.15% 1,259 12.80% 9,834
Woodruff 1,613 63.63% 667 26.31% 255 10.06% 946 37.32% 2,535
Yell 2,008 58.49% 1,303 37.96% 122 3.55% 705 20.54% 3,433
Totals 215,049 50.19% 184,508 43.06% 28,952 6.76% 30,541 7.13% 428,509

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Arkansas". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 87 ISBN 0786422173