United States presidential election in Illinois, 1960

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 1960

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  John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg VP-Nixon.png
Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Electoral vote 27 0
Popular vote 2,377,846 2,368,988
Percentage 49.9% 49.8%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

John F. Kennedy

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

In the nation's second-closest race, Illinois was won by Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 49.98% of the popular vote against incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 49.80% of the popular vote, a margin of victory of only 0.18%.[3][4]


United States presidential election in Illinois, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Kennedy 2,377,846 49.98%
Republican Richard Nixon 2,368,988 49.80%
Write-in 10,575 0.22%
Total votes 4,757,409 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 8, 2017.

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