They list Alabama as having 324,050 votes for Kennedy and 237,981 votes for Nixon, but Harry F. Byrd received the majority of the electoral votes. When the voters went to the polls, who did they think they were voting for--Kennedy or Byrd? Did the ballot list a name that the electors were pledged to vote for? If the Democratic electors just said "Democrat," who is to say how many of the voters intended to vote for Kennedy?
Any FReepers who were living in Alabama in 1960 and old enough to vote in that election?
Well the Byrds are one of the founding families of Virginia and Harry Byrd Sr. was a Senator from Virginia at that time.
Lister Hill and John Sparkman would have been the US Senators from Alabama during the 1960 election.