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United States Presidential Election, 1960 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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1956 Flag of the United States 1964
United States presidential election, 1960
November 8, 1960
63-63 225px-AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965
Nominee Earl Warren Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Illinois
Running mate Robert Taft Stuart Symington
Electoral vote 303 219
States carried 23 26
Percentage 49.7% 49.6%

The United States presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. Incumbent Earl Warren, the Republican nominee, defeated Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic nominee, in an extremely close election.

After its landslide victory in 1956, the Warren Administration immediately began hitting hurdles, with an unpopular war in Korea and an unpopular campaign by Senator Joseph McCarthy at home, a campaign openly supported by Vice President Taft. Warren was only narrowly re-elected, with some observers raising the question of voter fraud.

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