I believe about 100,000 dead people came to his aid and pushed him over the top. Don't forget: he was a democrat!
RE: I believe about 100,000 dead people came to his aid and pushed him over the top.
Nixon losing might have been a blessing in disguise for him.
He might have been Lee Harvey Oswald’s target in Dallas instead of JFK...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Electoral Votes: 303
Pop. Vote: 34,227,096 (49.7%)
Richard M. Nixon
Electoral Votes: 219
Pop. Vote: 34,107,646 (49.5%)
Harry F. Byrd
Electoral Votes: PR: 15; VP: 14 / 1
Pop. Vote: 116,248 (0.2%)
Kennedy won Illinois by less than 9,000 votes out of 4.75 million cast, or a margin of 0.2%. However, Nixon carried 92 of the state’s 101 counties, and Kennedy’s victory in Illinois came from the city of Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley held back much of Chicago’s vote until the late morning hours of November 9.
The efforts of Daley and the powerful Chicago Democratic organization gave Kennedy an extraordinary Cook County victory margin of 450,000 votesmore than 10% of Chicago’s 1960 population of 3.55 million, although Cook County also included many suburbs outside of Chicago’s bordersthus barely overcoming the heavy Republican vote in the rest of Illinois.
That’s around the number I saw as well. Just before the 1980 election there was a documentary I saw that had two former democrat workers from Texas relating how they helped stuff at least a couple hundred thousand votes in Texas alone, working for the Johnson machine. They also knew that at least 100K votes were stuffed in Cook County IL, which was acknowledged by my late FIL who was a Teamsters member in IL at the time. The two Texas guys marveled at the fact that they didn’t have time to do it right so they forged the ballot rolls in alphabetical order; they laughed and asked “who votes in alphabetical order?”. Who indeed, besides the dead, illegals, cartoon characters, pets, and fictitious democrat party voters. Nixon won in 1960 but it was known that he refused to contest the election rather than plunge the nation into a Consitutional crisis. The JFK/Camelot myth was born of a stolen election.
His daddy bought him that election.
It was well known at the time, too! Lots of corruption in that administration. It WAS dysfunctional as well.