Electoral Points Proposal
1960 United States Presidential Election (Tuesday November 8th)


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SOURCES: Wikipedia - 1960 United States Presidential Election    David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - 1960

150,000 Electoral Points - 75,010 pts needed to win

 Under each candidate (L  R): Pop. Vote Percentage - Electoral Points

   -----------------             John F.           Richard M.
   State | Electoral             Kennedy           Nixon
         | Votes                 Democrat          Republican


  Group A (1st priority - 5,000 pts each, 50,000 pts total)


   1. Alabama (11)  **1          56.39%  2,861     42.16%  2,139

   2. Alaska (3)                 49.06%  2,453     50.94%  2,547
  
   3. Arizona (4)                44.46%  2,233     55.32%  2,767

   4. Arkansas (8)               50.19%  2,691     43.06%  2,309

   5. California (32)            49.55%  2,486     50.10%  2,514

   6. Colorado  (8)              44.91%  2,256     54.63%  2,744

   7. Connecticut (8)            53.73%  2,687     46.27%  2,313

   8. Delaware (3)               50.63%  2,541     49.00%  2,459

   9. Florida (10)               48.49%  2,424     51.51%  2,576

  10. Georgia (12)               62.54%  3,128     37.43%  1,872

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (50,000)                   25,760            24,240

      Needed to Win - 75,010     Kennedy-D         Nixon-R


      **1 = Alabama (Group A)
           In actual fact, six of Alabama's eleven Democratic electors were
           unpledged. The remaining five electors cast their votes for Kennedy.
           No distinction was made between Kennedy votes and unpledged elector
           votes, so Electoral Points were awarded on the basis of the popular
           vote percentages presented on Wikipedia's 1960 United States
           Presidential Election page.


  Group B (2nd priority - 4,000 pts each, 40,000 pts total)


  11. Hawaii (3)                 50.03%  2,012     49.97%  1,988

  12. Idaho (4)                  46.22%  1,849     53.78%  2,151

  13. Illinois (27)              49.98%  2,004     49.80%  1,996

  14. Indiana (13)               44.60%  1,791     55.03%  2,209

  15. Iowa (10)                  43.22%  1,730     56.72%  2,270

  16. Kansas (8)                 39.10%  1,571     60.45%  2,429

  17. Kentucky (10)              46.41%  1,856     53.59%  2,144

  18. Louisiana (10)  **2        50.42%  2,553     28.59%  1,447

  19. Maine (5)                  42.95%  1,808     52.05%  2,192

  20. Maryland (9)               53.61%  2,144     46.39%  1,856

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (90,000)                   45,078            44,922

      Needed to Win - 75,010     Kennedy-D         Nixon-R


      **2 = Louisiana (Group B)
            20.99% of the state's total popular vote was for unpledged electors.
            Kennedy received 50.42% of the state's total popular vote, Nixon 28.59%.
            Because of this, I chose to evaluate just the Kennedy and Nixon popular
            vote percentages and award points accordingly


  Group C (3rd priority - 3,000 pts each, 30,000 pts total)


  21. Massachusetts (16)         60.22%  1,811     39.55%  1,189

  22. Michigan (20)              50.85%  1,529     48.94%  1,471

  23. Minnesota (11)             50.58%  1,521     49.16%  1,479

  24. Mississippi (8)   **3      36.34%  1,787     24.67%  1,213

  25. Missouri (13)              50.26%  1,508     49.74%  1,492

  26. Montana (4)                48.60%  1,462     51.10%  1,538

  27. Nebraska (6)               37.93%  1,138     62.07%  1,862

  28. Nevada (3)                 51.16%  1,535     48.84%  1,465

  29. New Hampshire (4)          46.58%  1,397     53.42%  1,603

  30. New Jersey (17)            49.96%  1,512     49.16%  1,488

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (120,000)                  60,278            59,722

      Needed to Win - 75,010     Kennedy-D         Nixon-R


      **3 = Mississippi (Group C)
            In the actual fact election, 38.99% of the state's popular vote went to
            eight (8) unpledged electors. Kennedy got 36.24% of the popular vote and
            Nixon 24.67%. Electoral Points were awarded by evaluating only the popular
            vote percentages of Kennedy and Nixon.


  Group D (4th priority - 2,000 pts each, 20,000 pts total)


  31. New Mexico (4)             50.15%  1,007     49.41%    993

  32. New York (45)              52.53%  1,053     47.27%    947

  33. North Carolina (14)        52.11%  1,042     47.89%    958

  34. North Dakota (4)           44.52%    891     55.42%  1,109

  35. Ohio (25)                  46.72%    934     53.28%  1,066

  36. Oklahoma (8)               40.98%    816     59.02%  1,184

  37. Oregon (6)                 47.32%    948     52.56%  1,052

  38. Pennsylvania (32)          51.06%  1,022     48.84%    978

  39. Rhode Island (4)           63.63%  1,273     36.37%    727

  40. South Carolina (8)         51.24%  1,025     48.76%    975

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (140,000)                  70,289            69,711

      Needed to Win - 75,010     Kennedy-D         Nixon-R



  Group E (5th priority - 1,000 pts each, 10,000 pts total)


  41. South Dakota (4)           41.79%    418     58.21%    582

  42. Tennessee (11)             45.77%    464     52.92%    536

  43. Texas (24)                 50.52%    510     48.52%    490

  44. Utah (4)                   45.17%    452     54.81%    548

  45. Vermont (3)                41.35%    413     58.65%    587

  46. Virginia (12)              46.97%    472     52.44%    528

  47. Washington (9)             48.27%    488     50.68%    512

  48. West Virginia (8)          52.73%    527     47.27%    473

  49. Wisconsin (12)             48.05%    481     51.77%    519

  50. Wyoming (3)                44.91%    450     55.01%    550

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL - 150,000                   74,964            75,036

      Needed to Win - 75,010     Kennedy-D         Nixon-R

      Finish Order               Loser-2nd         WINNER-1st

      Percentage of Points       49.07600%         50.02400%


      NOTE - In actual fact, Kennedy won the 1960 election.


      Difference Ratios ... Electoral Points (Nixon-Kennedy): 1.000960-1

                            Electoral Votes (Kennedy-Nixon): 1.383562-1


      Electoral Votes (537)            303 (56.42458%)   219 (40.78212%)  ++++
      |
      |------ Actual (1960)            Kennedy-D         Nixon-R
      |
      Popular Votes (68,832,482)       34,220,984        34,108,157

      Pctage of Pop. Votes             49.71633%         49.55241%


      ++++ = Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia received 15 Electoral Votes from
             unpledged Democratic electors in Alabama (6) and Mississippi (8),
             as well as a faithless Republican elector in Oklahoma (1).






Electoral Points Proposal
1960 United States Presidential Election (Tuesday November 8th)


1956    <<<    Electoral Points Proposal - Home    >>>    1964


SOURCES: Wikipedia - 1960 United States Presidential Election    David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - 1960

150,000 Electoral Points - 75,010 pts needed to win


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