ⓘ 1964 United States presidential election in Vermont

                                     

ⓘ 1964 United States presidential election in Vermont

The 1964 United States presidential election in Vermont took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election which was held throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Vermont voted for the democratic candidate, incumbent President Lyndon Johnson from Texas, for the Republican nominee, Senator Barry Goldwater from Arizona. Johnson faced Senator Hubert H. Humphrey from Minnesota, while Goldwaters mate was Congressman William E. Miller of new York.

Johnson won a landslide in Vermont with 66.30% of the votes Goldwaters 33.69%, a Democratic victory margin of 32.61%.

With this decisive victory, Johnson became the first presidential candidate from the Democratic party ever to win Vermont. Johnsons landslide victory in this traditional Republican Stronghold even made a fortune ten percentage points more democratic than the national average in the elections of 1964. Along with award-winning States for the first time, Johnson also became the first presidential candidate from the Democratic party to carry Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Rutland, orange, Orleans, Vermont and Windsor County.

Vermont historically was a Bastion of the liberal North-republicanism, and by 1964 the green mountain state had gone Republican in all presidential elections since the founding of the Republican party. However, in 1964, this series came to an end when the Republican party nominated a staunch conservative Barry Goldwater. Goldwater lost the election of 1964 in a national victory, but the loss in Vermont were particularly severe from the standpoint of historical perspective. From 1856 to 1960, Vermont has had a long streak of voting Republican of any state, 104 years old, has never voted Democratic before, but in 1964 he turned down Goldwaters conservatism and went democratic for the first time – and by a wide margin 66-33 margin.

On the staunch conservative Barry Goldwater was widely regarded in the liberal northeast of the US, as right wing extremist, he had voted against the civil rights act of 1964, and the Johnson campaign portrayed him as a warmonger who as President would provoke a nuclear war. Thus, Goldwater carried out especially weakly in liberal northeastern States like Vermont, and for the first time in history a presidential candidate from the Democratic party held all the North-Eastern state in 1964. Not only Johnson to win every North-East of the state, but he won with landslides of over 60% of the votes, including Vermont, who weighed in as the ninth most democratic state in the country.

Johnson swept all 14 counties in Vermont, breaking 60% of the votes in 11 of them. In the North-Western part of the state, Johnson broke 70% of the votes in 2 counties: Chittenden County, the most populous County, the largest city-States, Burlington, and Franklin County. The North-Western district of Vermont has long been democratic enclaves in the state, and remains the most democratic region in 1964, while other States finally joined them in voting democratic.

After 1964 the government will return again vote for the Republican party in 1968 and remain in the Republican column for another twenty years until 1988, although the Republicans never get rid of the vast field on which they once dominated in Vermont. Results in 1964, with Goldwater dominating the Deep South while losing the North-East, portend future political trajectory of the nation, including Vermont. Like the rest of the northeast, Vermont, finally turn and Democrats in 1992, when the Republican party became more southern and conservative.

Johnsons landslide victory in Vermont remain the strongest victory of democracy in the state before the election of Barack Obama, who was ahead of Johnson in Vermont in 2008 and 2012.

Vermont was 1 of 3 States that have voted with a certain party for the first time in these elections, the other two in Alaska and Georgia.

                                     
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