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Re 1960: Who Actually Won?



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A reader has pointed out a site that provides the actual 1960 vote totals:

One of the little appreciated facts about 1960 is that Nixon got more votes than Kennedy. The figures that appear in standard reference works are 34,226,731 for Kennedy and 34,108,157 for Nixon, but the Kennedy total includes 324,050 votes for an unpledged slate of Democratic electors in Alabama, where Kennedy’s name was not on the ballot. His actual vote total was 205,476 less than Nixon’s.



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