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United States presidential election, 1964
November 3, 1964
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Nominee Barry Goldwater Lyndon Johnson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Arizona Texas
Running mate Richard Nixon Hubert Humphrey
Electoral vote 270 268
States carried 28 22 + D.C.
Popular vote 37,344,122 35,188,772
Percentage 49.5% 48.6%
President before election
Lyndon Johnson
Elected President
Barry Goldwater

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.