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1964 United States presidential election in Kentucky

The 1964 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose nine[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 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 9 0
Popular vote 669,659 372,977
Percentage 64.0% 35.7%

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County Results

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson

Elected President

Lyndon B. Johnson

Kentucky was won by incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson (DTexas), with 64.01 percent of the popular vote, against Senator Barry Goldwater (RArizona), with 35.65 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

This is the solitary occasion since the Civil War when the Unionist strongholds of Whitley County and Knox County[5] voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[6] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate: Kenton, Boone, Campbell, Oldham, Jessamine, Wayne, Estill, Garrard, Green, and Lee.[7] This is also the last time a Democratic presidential candidate won the state by double digits.


Electoral Results
Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Lyndon Johnson Democratic Texas 669,659 64.01% 9 Hubert Humphrey Minnesota 9
Barry Goldwater Republican Arizona 372,977 35.65% 0 William Miller New York 0
John Kasper National States’ Rights New York 3,469 0.33% 0 Jesse Stoner Georgia 0
Total 1,046,105 100% 9 9
Needed to win 270 270


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1964 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "1964 Election for the Forty-Fifth Term (1965-69)". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "1964 Presidential General Election Results – Kentucky". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1964". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Copeland, James E.; ‘Where Were the Kentucky Unionists and Secessionists’; The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, volume 71, no. 4 (October 1973), pp. 344–363
  6. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 206-213 ISBN 0786422173
  7. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016