United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1960

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1960
November 8, 1960

Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Electoral vote 32 0
Popular vote 2,556,282 2,439,956
Percentage 51.06% 48.74%

County results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

John F. Kennedy

The 1960 United States presidential election took place on November 8, 1960 throughout all 50 states, but not The District of Columbia, which was not part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Voters chose 32 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Pennsylvania narrowly voted for the Democratic nominee, Senator John F. Kennedy, over the Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon. Kennedy won Pennsylvania by a slim margin of 2.32%.


United States presidential [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic John Kennedy 2,556,282 51.06% 32
Republican Richard Nixon 2,439,956 48.74% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 7,185 0.14% 0
Militant Workers Farrell Dobbs 2,678 0.05% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 440 0.01% 0


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