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United States elections, 1960

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1960 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election dayNovember 8
Incumbent presidentDwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)
Presidential election
Partisan controlDemocratic Gain
Popular vote marginDemocratic +0.2%
Electoral vote
John F. Kennedy (D)303
Richard Nixon (R)219
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1960 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Nixon, blue denotes states won by Kennedy, and orange denotes the electoral votes for Harry F. Byrd. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Seats contested35 of 100 seats
Overall controlDemocratic Hold
Net seat changeRepublican +2
Us 1960 senate election map.svg
1960 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

House elections
Seats contestedAll 437 voting members
Overall controlDemocratic Hold
Popular vote marginDemocratic +10%
Net seat changeRepublican +22
1960 House Elections in the United States.png
1960 House of Representatives results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested27
Net seat changeDemocratic +1
1960 Gubernatorial election map.svg
1960 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1960 United States elections was held on November 8, and elected the members of the 87th United States Congress. The Democratic Party retained control of Congress and won the presidency.

In the presidential election, Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy from Massachusetts defeated sitting Republican Vice President Richard Nixon. Kennedy carried a mix of Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern states, while Nixon dominated the West and won a majority of states. Fourteen unpledged electors from Alabama and Mississippi voted for Democratic Senator Harry F. Byrd from Virginia, as many Southern Democrats opposed the national party's stance on civil rights. Kennedy's popular vote margin of victory was the closest in any presidential election in the 20th century, with Kennedy garnering 0.17% more of the popular vote than his opponent.[1][2] Nixon, the first sitting vice president to win either party's nomination since John C. Breckinridge in 1860, easily won his party's nomination. Sitting Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first president in American history to be legally ineligible for re-election, due to the 1951 ratification of the 22nd Amendment. Kennedy won the Democratic nomination on the first ballot, defeating Texas Senator Lyndon B. Johnson. Kennedy's general election victory made him the first Catholic president.

The Republican Party cut into the Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate, but Democrats retained a commanding majority in both chambers.[3][4]

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References

  1. ^ "The 1960 Kennedy v. Nixon Election". Southeast Missouri State University. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Kennedy Wins 1960 Presidential Election". United Press International. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 8, 1960" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
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