The 1960 United States presidential election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election.It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democratic United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
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This election was the last to not count District of Columbia as an electoral vote until the 1964 election. Senator John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for president on January 2, 1960. Vice President Richard Nixon announced his candidacy on January 9, 1960. This was the last election where Ohio voted for the losing candidate until 2020
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The 1960 Democratic presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1960 U.S. presidential election.
The 1960 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1960 U.S. presidential election. Incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1960 ...
The 1960 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election.Georgia voters chose 12 representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
The 1960 United States presidential election in Vermont took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election which was held throughout all 50 states. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College , who voted for president and vice president .
The 1960 United States presidential election in Alabama was held on November 8, 1960 as part of that year's national presidential election.Eleven Democratic electors were elected, of whom six voted for Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia and five for Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
Presidential elections were scheduled to be held in Iceland in 1960. However, incumbent President Ásgeir Ásgeirsson was the only candidate, and the election was uncontested.
The 1960 presidential election in Hawaii was held on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election.This was the first presidential election in which Hawaii participated; the state had been admitted to the Union just over a year earlier.
Presidential elections were held for the first time in Ghana on 27 April 1960. The elections were held alongside a referendum on creating an executive presidency.The winner of the election would become the country's first President if the new republican constitution was passed (which it did).