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United States Presidential Election, 1964 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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1960 Flag of the United States 1968
United States presidential election, 1964
November 3, 1964
Wayne Morse Taft, Robert A. Nixon
Nominee Wayne Morse Robert Taft Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Independent Republican
Home state Oregon Ohio California
Running mate John F. Kennedy Strom Thurmond Harold Stassen
Electoral vote 431 80 27
States carried 39 8 3
Percentage 46.1% 35% 18.5%

The United States presidential election of 1964 was the 45th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1964. Wayne Morse, the Democratic nominee, defeated Robert Taft, as an independent, and Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee.

After Warren's disastrous second term, the Republican party was left in chaos. Conservative Vice President Robert Taft struck out as an independent after losing the nomination to liberal Attorney General Richard Nixon, and, with the Republican vote split, Morse was easily elected.

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