ⓘ 1960 United States presidential election in Vermont

                                     

ⓘ 1960 United States presidential election in Vermont

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.

Vermont defeated the Republican candidate, the current Vice-President Richard Nixon and his partner Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., of Massachusetts, defeating democratic Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts and his running mate, majority leader in the Senate Lyndon B. Johnson from Texas.

Nixon received 58.65% of the votes Kennedy 41.35%, return 17.30%.

Vermont historically was a Bastion of the liberal North-republicanism, and by 1960 the Green Mountain state had gone Republican in all presidential elections since the founding of the Republican party. From 1856 to 1956, Vermont had the longest streak of voting Republican of any state, has never voted Democratic before, and this tradition continued in 1960. These elections will be the conclusion, 104-year winning streak, and Vermont would turn the Democrats for the first time four years later in 1964.

Kennedy won the close call victory over Nixon at the national level, Vermont weighed in as about seventeen percent more Republican than the national average, and 58.65% of the votes did the green Mountain state ranks fourth among the most Republican state in the country in the 1960s, the years of elections after the Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

However Kennedy, an Irish Catholic Democrat from neighboring Massachusetts, has done much to improve the performance of the Democrat Adlai Stevenson in Vermont in 1952 and 1956. In those years, Stevenson received less than 30% of the vote against Republican Dwight Eisenhower, who received more than 70% of the vote in Vermont and had swept every County in the state.

Nixon has won 11 of the 14 counties in Vermont lost 3 counties in the northwestern part of the state. In the three North-Western districts of Vermont Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle long been democratic enclaves in the rest of the Republican state leadership of the 1930s and 1940s years, but left the Republicans in the 1950-ies for Eisenhower. Only the second Roman Catholic to be nominated as a presidential candidate from a major party, Kennedys appeal to the Catholic and ethnic voters from the working class brought the North-Western Vermont back in the Democratic column in 1960. Vaughn Kennedy Chittenden County, the most populous County in the States largest city-Burlington. Chittenden County was the only country to Vermont to flip to the Democrats in the first Roman Catholic candidate al Smith in 1928. Kennedy also won Franklin and the big island country that joined Chittenden in voting Democratic Franklin Roosevelt in 1932, while the other state is still reliably Republican. Thus, the split between the Northwest and the rest of the state was familiar, typical for the new era of the coalition of Internet elections in Vermont.

                                     
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