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US Election 1964

Election of 1964 Summary

A year before this election, John F Kennedy (JFK) was assassinated. Then, Lyndon Johnson became the 36th US president. Johnson was known for increasing troops in the war of Vietnam. But he had little success as they eventually withdrew their military involvement anyhow.

The Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater. He was popular in the southern states. But a political ad “Daisy Girl” subtly attacked Goldwater, and that warned people if he was elected it could spark a nuclear weapons war. To say the least, people ate it up, and was one of the first effective forms of political advertising ever on TV.

After America voted, Lyndon Johnson remained president with 486 electoral votes. While Goldman on the other hand received just 52. It was one of the most lopsided elections in history with Johnson receiving more than 60% of the popular vote.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Thirty-sixth president of the United States

Vice President: Hubert Humphrey
Total Electoral Votes: 486
Electoral Vote: 90.5%
Political Party: Democratic

Lyndon B Johnson

1964 Election Timeline

1952: Dwight D. Eisenhower
1956: Dwight D. Eisenhower
1960: John F. Kennedy
1964: Lyndon B. Johnson

1968: Richard Nixon
1972: Richard Nixon
1976: Jimmy Carter
1980: Ronald Reagan

US Election 1964 Timeline

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