1964 Election Results 2020

The 1964 U.S. presidential election was the 45th quadrennial presidential election. For this election, the number of electors in the Electoral College reached 538, where it remains today. Additionally, the 23rd Amendment was ratified, giving Washington D.C. electoral representation. The election was a contest between incumbent Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson and Republican Arizona Governor Barry Goldwater.

Lyndon B. Johnson came into the office the year before the election following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He had successfully associated himself with Kennedy’s popularity and easily defeated the Governor of Alabama George Wallace for the Democratic nomination. At the Democratic National Convention, Johnson also won the nomination of his preferred running mate Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey. Johnson was renominated at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Barry Goldwater fought against the former New York governor Nelson Rockefeller for the Republican nomination. Goldwater won several key primaries and was nominated on the first ballot at the Republic convention in San Francisco. His nomination stirred some controversy as Republican moderates considered Goldwater’s views to be outside the Republican mainstream. A majority of Republicans favored Pennsylvania governor William Scranton over Goldwater for the nomination.

Major topics discussed during the general election campaign included civil rights, Vietnam, and the economy. Goldwater focused on lawlessness and crime in big cities. Because Republicans focused so little on getting the vote of black Americans, black voters sided with the Democrats, allowing Johnson to win in states like Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. Johnson attacked Goldwater for being an extremist who could be a danger to Americans, especially when it came to foreign affairs. Johnson was also able to champion his passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as advocating a series of anti-poverty programs known as the Great Society.

Lyndon Johnson won the following states in the 1964 election:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Barry Goldwater won the following states in the 1964 election:

  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • South Carolina

Johnson defeated Goldwater in the popular vote and dominated in the electoral vote. Lyndon Johnson received 42,825,463 popular votes and Barry Goldwater received 27,146,969. In the Electoral College, Johnson received 486 votes and Goldwater received 52.

Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th president of the United States. He was inaugurated on January 20, 1965.

1964 Election Results 2020

Source:

Presidential Election - 1964

Johnson*
486
Goldwater
52
AL
Lyndon Johnson0%
Barry Goldwater69.45%
AK
Lyndon Johnson65.91%
Barry Goldwater34.09%
AZ
Lyndon Johnson49.45%
Barry Goldwater50.45%
AR
Lyndon Johnson56.06%
Barry Goldwater43.41%
CA
Lyndon Johnson59.11%
Barry Goldwater40.79%
CO
Lyndon Johnson61.27%
Barry Goldwater38.19%
CT
Lyndon Johnson67.81%
Barry Goldwater32.09%
DE
Lyndon Johnson60.95%
Barry Goldwater38.78%
FL
Lyndon Johnson51.15%
Barry Goldwater48.85%
GA
Lyndon Johnson45.87%
Barry Goldwater54.12%
HI
Lyndon Johnson78.76%
Barry Goldwater21.24%
ID
Lyndon Johnson50.92%
Barry Goldwater49.08%
IL
Lyndon Johnson59.47%
Barry Goldwater40.53%
IN
Lyndon Johnson55.98%
Barry Goldwater43.56%
IA
Lyndon Johnson61.88%
Barry Goldwater37.92%
KS
Lyndon Johnson54.09%
Barry Goldwater45.06%
KY
Lyndon Johnson64.01%
Barry Goldwater35.65%
LA
Lyndon Johnson43.19%
Barry Goldwater56.81%
ME
Lyndon Johnson68.84%
Barry Goldwater31.16%
MD
Lyndon Johnson65.47%
Barry Goldwater34.53%
MA
Lyndon Johnson76.19%
Barry Goldwater23.44%
MI
Lyndon Johnson66.7%
Barry Goldwater33.1%
MN
Lyndon Johnson63.76%
Barry Goldwater30%
MS
Lyndon Johnson12.86%
Barry Goldwater87.14%
MO
Lyndon Johnson64.05%
Barry Goldwater35.95%
MT
Lyndon Johnson58.95%
Barry Goldwater40.57%
NE
Lyndon Johnson52.61%
Barry Goldwater47.39%
NV
Lyndon Johnson58.58%
Barry Goldwater41.42%
NH
Lyndon Johnson63.89%
Barry Goldwater36.11%
NJ
Lyndon Johnson65.61%
Barry Goldwater33.86%
NM
Lyndon Johnson59.22%
Barry Goldwater40.24%
NY
Lyndon Johnson68.56%
Barry Goldwater31.31%
NC
Lyndon Johnson56.15%
Barry Goldwater43.85%
ND
Lyndon Johnson57.97%
Barry Goldwater41.88%
OH
Lyndon Johnson62.94%
Barry Goldwater37.06%
OK
Lyndon Johnson55.75%
Barry Goldwater44.25%
OR
Lyndon Johnson63.72%
Barry Goldwater35.96%
PA
Lyndon Johnson64.92%
Barry Goldwater34.7%
RI
Lyndon Johnson80.87%
Barry Goldwater19.13%
SC
Lyndon Johnson41.1%
Barry Goldwater58.89%
SD
Lyndon Johnson55.61%
Barry Goldwater44.39%
TN
Lyndon Johnson55.5%
Barry Goldwater44.49%
TX
Lyndon Johnson63.32%
Barry Goldwater36.49%
UT
Lyndon Johnson54.86%
Barry Goldwater45.14%
VT
Lyndon Johnson66.3%
Barry Goldwater33.69%
VA
Lyndon Johnson53.54%
Barry Goldwater46.18%
WA
Lyndon Johnson61.97%
Barry Goldwater37.37%
WV
Lyndon Johnson67.94%
Barry Goldwater32.06%
WI
Lyndon Johnson62.09%
Barry Goldwater37.74%
WY
Lyndon Johnson56.56%
Barry Goldwater43.44%

Last Updated: 2016-11-27

1964 Election Results

Source:
State Democrat Republican
Alabama0.00%69.45%
Alaska65.91%34.09%
Arizona49.45%50.45%
Arkansas56.06%43.41%
California59.11%40.79%
Colorado61.27%38.19%
Connecticut67.81%32.09%
Delaware60.95%38.78%
Florida51.15%48.85%
Georgia45.87%54.12%
Hawaii78.76%21.24%
Idaho50.92%49.08%
Illinois59.47%40.53%
Indiana55.98%43.56%
Iowa61.88%37.92%
Kansas54.09%45.06%
Kentucky64.01%35.65%
Louisiana43.19%56.81%
Maine68.84%31.16%
Maryland65.47%34.53%
Massachusetts76.19%23.44%
Michigan66.70%33.10%
Minnesota63.76%30.00%
Mississippi12.86%87.14%
Missouri64.05%35.95%
Montana58.95%40.57%
Nebraska52.61%47.39%
Nevada58.58%41.42%
New Hampshire63.89%36.11%
New Jersey65.61%33.86%
New Mexico59.22%40.24%
New York68.56%31.31%
North Carolina56.15%43.85%
North Dakota57.97%41.88%
Ohio62.94%37.06%
Oklahoma55.75%44.25%
Oregon63.72%35.96%
Pennsylvania64.92%34.70%
Rhode Island80.87%19.13%
South Carolina41.10%58.89%
South Dakota55.61%44.39%
Tennessee55.50%44.49%
Texas63.32%36.49%
Utah54.86%45.14%
Vermont66.30%33.69%
Virginia53.54%46.18%
Washington61.97%37.37%
West Virginia67.94%32.06%
Wisconsin62.09%37.74%
Wyoming56.56%43.44%