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1964 Presidential Election


Lyndon B. Johnson vs Barry Goldwater (November 3rd, 1964)


One of the greatest Democratic victories became Lyndon B. Johnson over Republican challenger Barry Goldwater in the 1964 campaign following Kennedy's assassination.
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Lyndon B. Johnson (TX)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Hubert Humphrey
Carried Home State (Texas): Yes
Incumbent Status: Yes
486
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
44 of 50 states carried (88%)


43,127,041
Popular Vote (61.3%)
52
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
6 of 50 states carried (12%)


27,175,754
Popular Vote (38.7%)
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Barry Goldwater (AZ)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Wlliam E. Miller
Carried Home State (Arizona): Yes
Incumbent Status: No


COMING SOON.


STATES VOTING/VOTES (538 TOTAL):
486
52
Alabama (10)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (5)
Arkansas (6)
California (40)
Colorado (6)
Connecticut (8)
Delaware (3)
Florida (14)
Georgia (12)
Hawaii (4)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (26)
Indiana (13)
Iowa (9)
Kansas (7)
Kentucky (9)
Louisiana (10)
Maine (4)*
Maine (0)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (14)
Michigan (21)
Minnesota (12)
Mississippi (7)
Missouri (12)
Montana (4)
Nebraska (0)*
Nebraska (5)*
Nevada (3)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (17)
New Mexico (4)
New York (43)
North Carolina (13)
North Dakota (4)
Ohio (26)
Oklahoma (8)
Oregon (4)
Pennsylvania (29)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (4)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (25)
Utah (4)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (12)
Washington (9)
West Virginia (7)
Wisconsin (12)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. States with a historically high number of Electoral Votes are shown in YELLOW. These are typically 'power states' needed by both sides to claim a clear victory. While these usually vote consistently along a party line, some have been shown to be 'swing states' with changing support from term-to-term.


NOTES:
Incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson won handily over challenger Barry Goldwater, securing 486 Electoral College votes to go along with over 43,000,000 Popular Votes. This against Goldwater's 52 E.C. votes and just over 27,000,000 of the Popular Vote.
TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 126 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 151 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 93 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 165 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Colombia)