1964 United States presidential election

45th presidential election in the united states

This 1964 US presidential election was between Democrat Lyndon Johnson, President of the United States, and his running mate Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, against Republican Barry Goldwater (Senator from Arizona), and his running mate Cong. William Miller of New York.

United States presidential election, 1964

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Nominee Lyndon B. Johnson Barry Goldwater
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Texas Arizona
Running mate Hubert Humphrey William E. Miller
Electoral vote 486 52
States carried 44 + DC 6
Popular vote 43,127,041 27,175,754
Percentage 61.1% 38.5%

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Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Goldwater/Miller, Blue denotes those won by Johnson/Humphrey. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected President

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

During 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Lyndon Johnson (his vice president) became president of the United States.

Lyndon Johnson campaigned to continue many of Kennedy's policies and ideas such as civil rights. He supported a series of programs called the "Great Society" to improve the quality of living for poor people which included programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and environmental programs.

Barry Goldwater had the opposite belief that the government should be smaller and he was against government programs. During his campaign, actor Ronald Reagan made a famous speech called "Time For A Choosing" in support of Goldwater. Goldwater during the campaign was portrayed as an extremist who condoned the actions of the KKK and would cause nuclear war. His beliefs were radical at the time, but they would later influence many libertarian and conservative politicians.

Lyndon Johnson won the election by a landslide, and this was the last presidential election where Democrats carried any of 8 particular states (see the section Historical Events In This Election Cycle! below for more information).

Historic Events In This Election Cycle!Edit

VermontEdit

This was the first election EVER where the Green Mountain State backed the Democratic candidate, as well as the first election (since the Republican Party was established) where Vermont did not support the Republican candidate.

GeorgiaEdit

This was the first election EVER where Georgia backed the Republican presidential candidate.

MaineEdit

Except for 1912, this is the first election where Maine did not support the Republican Party (since its creation, of course).

IdahoEdit

This is the last presidential election where Idaho voted for the Democratic candidate.

NebraskaEdit

This is the last presidential election where Nebraska as a whole voted for the Democratic candidate.

KansasEdit

This is the last preidential election where Kansas voted for the Democratic candidate.

OklahomaEdit

This is the last presidential election where Oklahoma voted for the Democratic candidate.

North DakotaEdit

This is the last presidential election where North Dakota voted for the Democratic candidate.

WyomingEdit

This is the last presidential election where Wyoming voted for the Democratic candidate.

UtahEdit

This is the last presidential election where the Beehive State voted for the Democratic candidate.

South DakotaEdit

This is the last presidential election where South Dakota voted for the Democratic candidate.

IndianaEdit

Except for 2008, this would be the last presidential election where Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate.

North CarolinaEdit

Except for 1976 and 2008, this would be the last presidential election where North Carolina voted for the Democratic candidate.

ColoradoEdit

Before 2008, this would be the last presidential election where Colorado voted for the Democratic candidare.

VirginiaEdit

Before 2008, this would be the last presidential election where Virginia voted for the Democratic candidate.

CandidatesEdit

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