ⓘ 1964 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

                                     

ⓘ 1964 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1964 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 3, 1964. All fifty states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

The current President is Lyndon Johnson of Texas, Democratic candidate, won Oklahoma with 11.49% of win against Senator Barry Goldwater from Arizona, winning eight of the electoral votes. Oklahoma began the trend Republican since 1952, with the margin of victory is steadily growing. In 1964, the majority of voters rejected staunchly conservative Goldwater, who was portrayed as a right wing extremist, and switched to the more moderate Johnson.

In typical fashion for that time, Johnson won with the big advantage of southern Oklahoma, the most democratic region of the state, carrying every County more than 60% of the vote. Goldwater performed strongly in the Northern region, including the Oklahoma Panhandle. Goldwater was able to keep Johnson below 60% in the districts he won in the region, with the exception of the County of Ottawa and the County of Craig. As for large cities, Johnson carried the district of Oklahoma, home of Oklahoma city, 52% -48%, while Goldwater carried the County Tulsa 55%-45%. As a result, Oklahoma weighed as 11.08 percentage points more Republican than the national average.

In 1964, in the state of Oklahoma has become a reliably Republican state, with the latest presidential candidate from the Democratic party to carry his Johnson. Johnson also was the last Democrat to carry Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Comanche County, canadian County, Custer County, noble County and Payne County. Despite these facts, Oklahoma will remain securely democracy at the state level in the next few decades.

                                     
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