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1960 United States presidential election in Wisconsin

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The 1960 United States presidential election in Wisconsin was held on November 8, 1960. Wisconsin voters chose twelve electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 1960

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Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 895,175 830,805
Percentage 51.77% 48.05%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

Republican Party candidate Richard Nixon won the state with 52% of the popular vote, winning Wisconsin's twelve electoral votes.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this was the last time a Democrat won the presidency without winning Wisconsin, along with the last time Wisconsin would back the overall losing candidate in a presidential election until 1988.

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Wisconsin, 1960
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 895,175 51.77% 12
Democratic John F. Kennedy 830,805 48.05% 0
Socialist Workers Farrell Dobbs 1,792 0.1% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 1,310 0.08% 0
Totals 1,729,082 100.0% 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Leip (2012). "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Wisconsin". Dave Leip's Atlas of U. S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved August 19, 2016.