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United States presidential election, 1960
November 8, 1960
VP-Nixon John F. Kennedy
Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Hubert Humphrey
Electoral vote 265 261
States carried 31 19
Percentage 49.7% 49.6%
Presidential election results map. Red-Nixon, Blue-Kennedy

The United States presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. Vice President Richard Nixon narrowly defeated Senator John F. Kennedy. Refusing to make Lyndon Johnson his running mate is what's said to have coast Kennedy the election, as part of Nixon's success can be contributed to him winning Texas