United States Presidential Election in South Carolina, 1960
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United States Presidential Election in South Carolina, 1960
United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1960

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All 8 South Carolina votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 198,129 188,558
Percentage 51.2% 48.8%

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County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. South Carolina voters chose eight[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Carolina was won by Senator John F. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 51.24% of the popular vote against incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (R-California), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 48.76% of the popular vote.[3][4]Richard Nixon tended to win counties with high levels of African Americans, while John F. Kennedy received more votes in northern counties.

Results

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Kennedy 198,129 51.24%
Republican Richard Nixon 188,558 48.76%
Write-in 1 0.00%
Total votes 386,688 100%

Results by county

County Kennedy# Kennedy% Nixon# Nixon% Total votes cast
Abbeville 3,064 78.38% 845 21.62% 3,909
Aiken 6,674 38.38% 10,715 61.62% 17,389
Allendale 583 39.63% 888 60.37% 1,471
Anderson 13,901 78.33% 3,845 21.67% 17,746
Bamberg 908 35.47% 1,652 64.53% 2,560
Barnwell 1,331 41.95% 1,842 58.05% 3,173
Beaufort 1,800 47.11% 2,021 52.89% 3,821
Berkeley 2,542 51.21% 2,422 48.79% 4,964
Calhoun 536 38.62% 852 61.38% 1,388
Charleston 12,010 36.14% 21,223 63.86% 33,233
Cherokee 5,391 77.50% 1,565 22.50% 6,956
Chester 4,262 71.97% 1,660 28.03% 5,922
Chesterfield 4,450 76.43% 1,372 23.57% 5,822
Clarendon 1,134 43.97% 1,445 56.03% 2,579
Colleton 1,962 43.77% 2,521 56.23% 4,483
Darlington 4,668 57.19% 3,494 42.81% 8,162
Dillon 2,652 64.83% 1,439 35.17% 4,091
Dorchester 2,357 40.07% 3,525 59.93% 5,882
Edgefield 846 36.88% 1,448 63.12% 2,294
Fairfield 1,633 51.32% 1,549 48.68% 3,182
Florence 6,090 51.15% 5,815 48.85% 11,905[a]
Georgetown 2,811 51.88% 2,607 48.12% 5,418
Greenville 13,976 38.15% 22,657 61.85% 36,633
Greenwood 5,283 64.03% 2,968 35.97% 8,251
Hampton 790 37.41% 1,322 62.59% 2,112
Horry 6,006 61.45% 3,768 38.55% 9,774
Jasper 721 48.07% 779 51.93% 1,500
Kershaw 3,178 47.84% 3,465 52.16% 6,643
Lancaster 5,561 65.66% 2,909 34.34% 8,470
Laurens 4,547 57.95% 3,299 42.05% 7,846
Lee 1,487 53.41% 1,297 46.59% 2,784
Lexington 4,159 38.98% 6,511 61.02% 10,670
McCormick 680 66.21% 347 33.79% 1,027
Marion 2,397 59.29% 1,646 40.71% 4,043
Marlboro 2,586 66.70% 1,291 33.30% 3,877
Newberry 3,143 52.52% 2,841 47.48% 5,984
Oconee 4,328 69.65% 1,886 30.35% 6,214
Orangeburg 3,890 42.64% 5,233 57.36% 9,123
Pickens 2,546 37.74% 4,201 62.26% 6,747
Richland 11,694 36.06% 20,736 63.94% 32,430
Saluda 1,353 51.62% 1,268 48.38% 2,621
Spartanburg 20,134 64.79% 10,940 35.21% 31,074
Sumter 2,616 36.09% 4,633 63.91% 7,249
Union 5,229 72.53% 1,980 27.47% 7,209
Williamsburg 1,513 39.43% 2,324 60.57% 3,837
York 8,707 61.23% 5,512 38.77% 14,219
Totals 198,129 51.24% 188,558 48.76% 386,687

Notes

  1. ^ There was one write-in vote from Florence County

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved 2017.

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