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1956Flag of the United States 1964 › ›
United States presidential election, 1960
November 8, 1960
VP-Nixon John F. Kennedy, Sr
Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry C. Lodge Jr. Lyndon Johnson
Electoral vote 272 265
States carried 28 25
Popular vote 35,108,157 33,831,393
Percentage 50.9% 49.1%
Election results map. Blue denotes those won by Kennedy/Johnson, while Red denotes states won by Nixon/Lodge.
President before election
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Elected President
Richard Nixon