map of the presidential election
Minor candidacies:
- Unpledged democratic electors: MISSISSIPPI
*ALABAMA: the Democratic primary nominated six electoral votes without personal commitment to vote in favor and 5 for the Kennedy-Johnson ticket. In November, all 11 were chosen in general elections. Failing to distribute the popular vote between the two trends in this election, the map appears above the color of the Democratic elector preferred by people (pro-Kennedy in ocher or unpledged in olive green). If we take into account the pro-Kennedy came top of these, we arrive at 318,303 popular votes. If we consider the anti-Kennedy topped the popular vote, the result is 324,050 votes. For the above map and figures of the popular vote, we chose the average of two trends.
Usually, 318,000 are awarded locally to the Kennedy-Johnson ticket, sometimes 324,000 (R. Scammon in particular), even though the majority of electors will vote against Kennedy! The tragic story of Kennedy contributed powerfully to embed this statistical advantage. Applying a rule of three would make more sense, which would give locally to pro-Kennedy 146 000 and to anti 175 000 ... and nationally a lead of 30,000 votes to the Republican ticket. But tradition trumps logic, logic that would result to a fabricated number, so easy to dispute because without legal validation possible.

In Alaska, several electoral districts are combined to get closer to the usual administrative division, used for example to the population census.
In Virginia, for reasons of clarity and overall coherence, the Independent Cities are combined with the counties from which they arise.

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