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|United States presidential election, 1964|
|November 3, 1964|
|Nominee||Barry Goldwater||Lyndon Johnson|
|Running mate||Richard Nixon||Hubert Humphrey|
|States carried||28||22 + D.C.|
President before election
The United States presidential election of 1964 was held on Tuesday November 3,1964. Republican challenger Barry Goldwater managed to overtake highly favored incumbent Lyndon Johnson in a incredibly close upset, winning by two electoral votes and becoming the 37th president of the United States.