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United States Presidential Election, 1964 (Papa Mac)

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1960 Flag of the United States 1968
United States presidential election, 1964
November 8, 1964
J edgar hoover 200px-George C Wallace (Alabama Governor)
Nominee John Hoover George Wallace
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Maryland Alabama
Running mate Richard Nixon Lyndon Johnson
Electoral vote 362 169
States carried 25 23
Percentage 55.1% 45.5

The United States presidential election of 1964 was the 45th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1964. Republican incumbent John Hoover, head of President MacArthur's Internal Investigative Service, defeated Democratic nominee George Wallace.

Wallace's state's rights agenda led to this election being the most truly competitive since MacArthur's election in 1948. Both parties had the beginnings of a distinct ideology, and Hoover had to campaign for his post, unlike his first election in 1960. This election was the first held after the Dissolution of Japan in 1962, as well, an event that lent a feeling that the Great War was winding down.

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