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United States Presidential Election in Virginia, 1960
United States presidential election in Virginia, 1960

← 1956 November 8, 1960 1964 →

  VP-Nixon.png John F. Kennedy, White House photo portrait, looking up.jpg
Nominee Richard Nixon John F. Kennedy
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Massachusetts
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 404,521 362,327
Percentage 52.4% 47.0%

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

John F. Kennedy
Democratic

The 1960 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 8, 1960. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Virginia voted for the Republican nominee, incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, over the Democratic nominee, Senator John F. Kennedy. Kennedy ultimately won the national election with 49.72 percent of the vote.

Despite Nixon's win, as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when Appomattox County, Campbell County, Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County and Pittsylvania County have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[1]

Results

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1960[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Richard Nixon 404,521 52.44% 12
Democratic John F. Kennedy 362,327 46.97% 0
Conservative C. Benton Coiner 4,204 0.54% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 397 0.05% 0
Totals 771,449 100.00% 12

Results by county

Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County or Independent City # % # % # % # % #
Accomack County 2,676 47.95% 2,884 51.68% 21 0.38% -208 -3.73% 5,581
Albemarle County 3,135 59.47% 2,102 39.87% 35 0.66% 1,033 19.59% 5,272
Alleghany County 1,214 48.79% 1,265 50.84% 9 0.36% -51 -2.05% 2,488
Amelia County 784 51.44% 708 46.46% 32 2.10% 76 4.99% 1,524
Amherst County 1,455 38.83% 2,280 60.85% 12 0.32% -825 -22.02% 3,747
Appomattox County 951 43.07% 1,240 56.16% 17 0.77% -289 -13.09% 2,208
Arlington County 23,632 51.40% 22,095 48.06% 250 0.54% 1,537 3.34% 45,977
Augusta County 4,034 67.36% 1,914 31.96% 41 0.68% 2,120 35.40% 5,989
Bath County 646 50.59% 629 49.26% 2 0.16% 17 1.33% 1,277
Bedford County 2,911 47.87% 3,150 51.80% 20 0.33% -239 -3.93% 6,081
Bland County 848 50.75% 822 49.19% 1 0.06% 26 1.56% 1,671
Botetourt County 2,159 56.79% 1,621 42.64% 22 0.58% 538 14.15% 3,802
Brunswick County 926 31.58% 1,942 66.23% 64 2.18% -1,016 -34.65% 2,932
Buchanan County 2,370 38.86% 3,706 60.76% 23 0.38% -1,336 -21.91% 6,099
Buckingham County 765 44.37% 947 54.93% 12 0.70% -182 -10.56% 1,724
Campbell County 2,903 48.63% 3,030 50.75% 37 0.62% -127 -2.13% 5,970
Caroline County 864 36.50% 1,483 62.65% 20 0.84% -619 -26.15% 2,367
Carroll County 3,705 66.29% 1,873 33.51% 11 0.20% 1,832 32.78% 5,589
Charles City County 337 34.96% 623 64.63% 4 0.41% -286 -29.67% 964
Charlotte County 867 32.90% 1,735 65.84% 33 1.25% -868 -32.94% 2,635
Chesterfield County 9,787 61.71% 5,982 37.72% 90 0.57% 3,805 23.99% 15,859
Clarke County 804 46.31% 923 53.17% 9 0.52% -119 -6.85% 1,736
Craig County 433 44.78% 534 55.22% 0 0.00% -101 -10.44% 967
Culpeper County 1,630 54.86% 1,332 44.83% 9 0.30% 298 10.03% 2,971
Cumberland County 691 54.75% 559 44.29% 12 0.95% 132 10.46% 1,262
Dickenson County 2,203 44.42% 2,756 55.56% 1 0.02% -553 -11.15% 4,960
Dinwiddie County 935 34.81% 1,714 63.81% 37 1.38% -779 -29.00% 2,686
Essex County 606 54.25% 509 45.57% 2 0.18% 97 8.68% 1,117
Fairfax County 28,006 51.65% 26,064 48.07% 149 0.27% 1,942 3.58% 54,219
Fauquier County 2,123 51.86% 1,958 47.83% 13 0.32% 165 4.03% 4,094
Floyd County 1,933 70.06% 817 29.61% 9 0.33% 1,116 40.45% 2,759
Fluvanna County 763 54.89% 614 44.17% 13 0.94% 149 10.72% 1,390
Franklin County 2,080 41.47% 2,924 58.29% 12 0.24% -844 -16.83% 5,016
Frederick County 2,061 53.74% 1,757 45.81% 17 0.44% 304 7.93% 3,835
Giles County 2,030 46.91% 2,214 51.17% 83 1.92% -184 -4.25% 4,327
Gloucester County 1,310 50.00% 1,297 49.50% 13 0.50% 13 0.50% 2,620
Goochland County 851 48.66% 862 49.29% 36 2.06% -11 -0.63% 1,749
Grayson County 3,893 58.65% 2,738 41.25% 7 0.11% 1,155 17.40% 6,638
Greene County 573 64.24% 314 35.20% 5 0.56% 259 29.04% 892
Greensville County 1,057 38.21% 1,676 60.59% 33 1.19% -619 -22.38% 2,766
Halifax County 1,784 39.57% 2,676 59.36% 48 1.06% -892 -19.79% 4,508
Hanover County 3,020 59.39% 2,023 39.78% 42 0.83% 997 19.61% 5,085
Henrico County 19,446 66.52% 9,626 32.93% 163 0.56% 9,820 33.59% 29,235
Henry County 2,323 41.17% 3,306 58.59% 14 0.25% -983 -17.42% 5,643
Highland County 527 56.55% 401 43.03% 4 0.43% 126 13.52% 932
Isle of Wight County 1,141 35.91% 2,020 63.58% 16 0.50% -879 -27.67% 3,177
James City County 873 50.49% 845 48.87% 11 0.64% 28 1.62% 1,729
King and Queen County 432 43.95% 536 54.53% 15 1.53% -104 -10.58% 983
King George County 685 48.58% 717 50.85% 8 0.57% -32 -2.27% 1,410
King William County 793 51.19% 745 48.10% 11 0.71% 48 3.10% 1,549
Lancaster County 1,340 59.56% 895 39.78% 15 0.67% 445 19.78% 2,250
Lee County 3,363 46.29% 3,867 53.23% 35 0.48% -504 -6.94% 7,265
Loudoun County 2,526 50.99% 2,399 48.43% 29 0.59% 127 2.56% 4,954
Louisa County 1,170 47.60% 1,244 50.61% 44 1.79% -74 -3.01% 2,458
Lunenburg County 838 35.22% 1,451 60.99% 90 3.78% -613 -25.77% 2,379
Madison County 998 60.38% 636 38.48% 19 1.15% 362 21.90% 1,653
Mathews County 1,069 60.95% 682 38.88% 3 0.17% 387 22.06% 1,754
Mecklenburg County 1,936 42.70% 2,533 55.87% 65 1.43% -597 -13.17% 4,534
Middlesex County 823 58.70% 574 40.94% 5 0.36% 249 17.76% 1,402
Montgomery County 4,270 66.25% 2,157 33.47% 18 0.28% 2,113 32.79% 6,445
Nansemond County 1,346 25.29% 3,944 74.09% 33 0.62% -2,598 -48.81% 5,323
Nelson County 775 34.17% 1,480 65.26% 13 0.57% -705 -31.08% 2,268
New Kent County 526 51.67% 481 47.25% 11 1.08% 45 4.42% 1,018
Norfolk County 3,769 42.18% 5,101 57.08% 66 0.74% -1,332 -14.91% 8,936
Northampton County 995 41.60% 1,387 57.98% 10 0.42% -392 -16.39% 2,392
Northumberland County 1,340 60.61% 858 38.81% 13 0.59% 482 21.80% 2,211
Nottoway County 1,319 40.14% 1,882 57.27% 85 2.59% -563 -17.13% 3,286
Orange County 1,413 54.28% 1,108 42.57% 82 3.15% 305 11.72% 2,603
Page County 2,708 62.53% 1,608 37.13% 15 0.35% 1,100 25.40% 4,331
Patrick County 1,362 44.98% 1,655 54.66% 11 0.36% -293 -9.68% 3,028
Pittsylvania County 3,788 47.62% 4,089 51.41% 77 0.97% -301 -3.78% 7,954
Powhatan County 779 58.66% 528 39.76% 21 1.58% 251 18.90% 1,328
Prince Edward County 1,721 53.55% 1,459 45.40% 34 1.06% 262 8.15% 3,214
Prince George County 727 42.14% 983 56.99% 15 0.87% -256 -14.84% 1,725
Princess Anne County 4,844 44.67% 5,954 54.91% 45 0.42% -1,110 -10.24% 10,843
Prince William County 2,624 46.53% 2,987 52.97% 28 0.50% -363 -6.44% 5,639
Pulaski County 3,059 58.75% 2,104 40.41% 44 0.85% 955 18.34% 5,207
Rappahannock County 426 43.69% 544 55.79% 5 0.51% -118 -12.10% 975
Richmond County 801 64.96% 425 34.47% 7 0.57% 376 30.49% 1,233
Roanoke County 9,109 67.31% 4,384 32.40% 39 0.29% 4,725 34.92% 13,532
Rockbridge County 2,170 60.53% 1,405 39.19% 10 0.28% 765 21.34% 3,585
Rockingham County 4,829 70.27% 2,026 29.48% 17 0.25% 2,803 40.79% 6,872
Russell County 3,044 46.44% 3,496 53.34% 14 0.21% -452 -6.90% 6,554
Scott County 4,936 56.45% 3,789 43.33% 19 0.22% 1,147 13.12% 8,744
Shenandoah County 4,144 66.85% 2,053 33.12% 2 0.03% 2,091 33.73% 6,199
Smyth County 4,256 59.62% 2,864 40.12% 18 0.25% 1,392 19.50% 7,138
Southampton County 1,263 30.62% 2,804 67.98% 58 1.41% -1,541 -37.36% 4,125
Spotsylvania County 1,288 46.02% 1,482 52.95% 29 1.04% -194 -6.93% 2,799
Stafford County 1,447 48.80% 1,494 50.39% 24 0.81% -47 -1.59% 2,965
Surry County 397 27.51% 1,003 69.51% 43 2.98% -606 -42.00% 1,443
Sussex County 713 35.78% 1,253 62.87% 27 1.35% -540 -27.09% 1,993
Tazewell County 3,139 41.44% 4,416 58.30% 19 0.25% -1,277 -16.86% 7,574
Warren County 1,842 49.52% 1,850 49.73% 28 0.75% -8 -0.22% 3,720
Washington County 4,473 53.59% 3,833 45.92% 41 0.49% 640 7.67% 8,347
Westmoreland County 1,176 53.00% 1,034 46.60% 9 0.41% 142 6.40% 2,219
Wise County 3,876 39.89% 5,822 59.92% 18 0.19% -1,946 -20.03% 9,716
Wythe County 2,871 57.50% 2,075 41.56% 47 0.94% 796 15.94% 4,993
York County 2,085 54.94% 1,691 44.56% 19 0.50% 394 10.38% 3,795
Alexandria City 8,826 47.58% 9,662 52.08% 63 0.34% -836 -4.51% 18,551
Bristol City 1,728 52.38% 1,561 47.32% 10 0.30% 167 5.06% 3,299
Buena Vista City 487 53.05% 427 46.51% 4 0.44% 60 6.54% 918
Charlottesville City 3,651 55.08% 2,894 43.66% 83 1.25% 757 11.42% 6,628
Clifton Forge City 885 53.22% 771 46.36% 7 0.42% 114 6.86% 1,663
Colonial Heights City 1,372 53.16% 1,198 46.42% 11 0.43% 174 6.74% 2,581
Covington City 1,436 47.85% 1,558 51.92% 7 0.23% -122 -4.07% 3,001
Danville City 4,966 63.72% 2,611 33.50% 217 2.78% 2,355 30.22% 7,794
Falls Church City 1,525 48.18% 1,629 51.47% 11 0.35% -104 -3.29% 3,165
Fredericksburg City 1,566 53.72% 1,326 45.49% 23 0.79% 240 8.23% 2,915
Galax City 867 62.96% 508 36.89% 2 0.15% 359 26.07% 1,377
Hampton City 7,623 51.48% 7,133 48.17% 52 0.35% 490 3.31% 14,808
Harrisonburg City 2,172 72.04% 836 27.73% 7 0.23% 1,336 44.31% 3,015
Hopewell City 2,169 54.24% 1,805 45.14% 25 0.63% 364 9.10% 3,999
Lynchburg City 7,271 59.33% 4,961 40.48% 24 0.20% 2,310 18.85% 12,256
Martinsville City 1,729 49.16% 1,699 48.31% 89 2.53% 30 0.85% 3,517
Newport News City 10,098 53.56% 8,678 46.02% 79 0.42% 1,420 7.53% 18,855
Norfolk City 17,174 43.51% 22,037 55.83% 262 0.66% -4,863 -12.32% 39,473
Norton City 549 51.02% 526 48.88% 1 0.09% 23 2.14% 1,076
Petersburg City 2,820 48.60% 2,950 50.84% 33 0.57% -130 -2.24% 5,803
Portsmouth City 6,900 40.64% 9,902 58.32% 178 1.05% -3,002 -17.68% 16,980
Radford City 1,663 57.11% 1,240 42.58% 9 0.31% 423 14.53% 2,912
Richmond City 27,307 60.41% 17,642 39.03% 256 0.57% 9,665 21.38% 45,205
Roanoke City 15,229 62.28% 9,175 37.52% 49 0.20% 6,054 24.76% 24,453
South Boston City 807 62.70% 477 37.06% 3 0.23% 330 25.64% 1,287
South Norfolk City 1,341 38.09% 2,155 61.20% 25 0.71% -814 -23.12% 3,521
Staunton City 2,789 69.17% 1,233 30.58% 10 0.25% 1,556 38.59% 4,032
Suffolk City 1,406 49.61% 1,419 50.07% 9 0.32% -13 -0.46% 2,834
Virginia Beach City 986 42.48% 1,301 56.05% 34 1.46% -315 -13.57% 2,321
Waynesboro City 2,444 69.57% 1,047 29.80% 22 0.63% 1,397 39.77% 3,513
Williamsburg City 721 59.10% 486 39.84% 13 1.07% 235 19.26% 1,220
Winchester City 2,326 65.61% 1,203 33.94% 16 0.45% 1,123 31.68% 3,545
Totals 404,521 52.44% 362,327 46.97% 4,601 0.60% 42,194 5.47% 771,449

References

  1. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 326-331 ISBN 0786422173
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1960election.pdf

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