Electoral History of Ted Kennedy - Presidential and Vice Presidential Races

Presidential and Vice Presidential Races

1964 Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary:

All votes were cast as write-ins
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (inc.) – 61,035 (72.91%)
  • Robert F. Kennedy – 15,870 (18.96%)
  • Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. – 2,269 (2.71%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 1,259 (1.50%)
  • Adlai Stevenson II – 952 (1.14%)
  • George Wallace – 565 (0.68%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 323 (0.39%)

1968 Democratic Presidential primaries:

  • Eugene McCarthy – 2,914,933 (38.73%)
  • Robert F. Kennedy – 2,305,148 (30.63%)
  • Stephen M. Young – 549,140 (7.30%)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (inc.) – 383,590 (5.10%)
  • Thomas C. Lynch – 380,286 (5.05%)
  • Roger D. Branigin – 238,700 (3.17%)
  • George Smathers – 236,242 (3.14%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 166,463 (2.21%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 161,143 (2.14%)
  • Scott Kelly – 128,899 (1.71%)
  • George Wallace – 34,489 (0.46%)
  • Richard Nixon – 13,610 (0.18%)
  • Ronald Reagan – 5,309 (0.07%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 4,052 (0.05%)
  • Paul C. Fisher – 506 (0.01%)
  • John G. Crommelin – 186 (0.00%)

1968 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Hubert Humphrey – 1,760 (67.43%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 601 (23.03%)
  • George McGovern – 147 (5.63%)
  • Channing E. Phillips – 68 (2.61%)
  • Daniel K. Moore – 18 (0.69%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 13 (0.50%)
  • Paul Bryant – 1 (0.04%)
  • James H. Gray – 1 (0.04%)
  • George Wallace – 1 (0.04%)

1968 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • Edmund Muskie – 1,945 (74.01%)
  • Abstaining – 605 (23.02%)
  • Julian Bond – 49 (1.87%)
  • David C. Hoeh – 4 (0.15%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 4 (0.15%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 3 (0.11%)
  • Richard J. Daley – 2 (0.08%)
  • Don Edwards – 2 (0.08%)
  • George McGovern – 2 (0.08%)
  • Robert McNair – 2 (0.08%)
  • Abraham A. Ribicoff – 2 (0.08%)
  • James Tate – 2 (0.08%)
  • Allard Lowenstein – 1 (0.04%)
  • Paul O'Dwyer – 1 (0.04%)
  • Henry Reuss – 1 (0.04%)
  • William F. Ryan – 1 (0.04%)
  • Terry Sanford – 1 (0.04%)
  • Sargent Shriver – 1 (0.04%)

Liberal Party presidential convention, 1968:

  • Hubert Humphrey – 199 (89.64%)
  • Abstaining – 11 (4.96%)
  • None of these candidates – 11 (4.96%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 1 (0.45%)

1972 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Hubert Humphrey – 4,121,372 (25.77%)
  • George McGovern – 4,053,451 (25.34%)
  • George Wallace – 3,755,424 (23.48%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 1,840,217 (11.51%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 553,990 (3.46%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 505,198 (3.16%)
  • Shirley Chisholm – 430,703 (2.69%)
  • Terry Sanford – 331,415 (2.07%)
  • John Lindsay – 196,406 (1.23%)
  • Samuel Yorty – 79,446 (0.50%)
  • Wilbur Mills – 37,401 (0.23%)
  • Walter E. Fauntroy – 21,217 (0.13%)
  • Unpledged – 19,533 (0.12%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 16,693 (0.10%)
  • Vance Hartke – 11,798 (0.07%)
  • Patsy Mink – 8,286 (0.05%)
  • None – 6,269 (0.04%)

1972 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • George McGovern – 1,729 (57.37%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 525 (17.42%)
  • George Wallace – 382 (12.67%)
  • Shirley Chisholm – 152 (5.04%)
  • Terry Sanford – 78 (2.59%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 67 (2.22%)
  • Wilbur Mills – 34 (1.13%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 25 (0.83%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 13 (0.43%)
  • Wayne L. Hays – 5 (0.17%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 2 (0.07%)
  • Ramsey Clark – 1 (0.03%)
  • Walter Mondale – 1 (0.03%)

1972 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • Thomas Eagleton – 1,742 (59.07%)
  • Frances Farenthold – 405 (13.73%)
  • Mike Gravel – 226 (7.66%)
  • Endicott Peabody – 108 (3.66%)
  • Clay Smothers – 74 (2.51%)
  • Birch Bayh – 62 (2.10%)
  • Peter W. Rodino – 57 (1.93%)
  • Jimmy Carter – 30 (1.02%)
  • Shirley Chisholm – 20 (0.68%)
  • Moon Landrieu – 19 (0.64%)
  • Edward T. Breathitt – 18 (0.61%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 15 (0.51%)
  • Fred R. Harris – 14 (0.48%)
  • Richard G. Hatcher – 11 (0.37%)
  • Harold Hughes – 10 (0.34%)
  • Joseph Montoya – 9 (0.31%)
  • William L. Guy – 8 (0.27%)
  • Adlai Stevenson III – 8 (0.27%)
  • Robert Bergland – 5 (0.17%)
  • Hodding Carter – 5 (0.17%)
  • César Chávez – 5 (0.17%)
  • Wilbur Mills – 5 (0.17%)
  • Wendell Anderson – 4 (0.14%)
  • Stanley Arnold – 4 (0.14%)
  • Ron Dellums – 4 (0.14%)
  • John J. Houlihan – 4 (0.14%)
  • Roberto A. Mondragon – 4 (0.14%)
  • Reubin O'Donovan Askew – 3 (0.10%)
  • Herman Badillo – 3 (0.10%)
  • Eugene McCarthy – 3 (0.10%)
  • Claiborne Pell – 3 (0.10%)
  • Terry Sanford – 3 (0.10%)
  • Ramsey Clark – 2 (0.07%)
  • Richard J. Daley – 2 (0.07%)
  • John DeCarlo – 2 (0.07%)
  • Ernest Gruening – 2 (0.07%)
  • Roger Mudd – 2 (0.07%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 2 (0.07%)
  • Claude Pepper – 2 (0.07%)
  • Abraham A. Ribicoff – 2 (0.07%)
  • Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr. – 2 (0.07%)
  • Leonard F. Wodcoock – 2 (0.07%)
  • Bruno Agnoli – 2 (0.07%)
  • Ernest Albright – 1 (0.03%)
  • William A. Barrett – 1 (0.03%)
  • Daniel Berrigan – 1 (0.03%)
  • Philip Berrigan – 1 (0.03%)
  • Julian Bond – 1 (0.03%)
  • Skipper Bowles – 1 (0.03%)
  • Archibald Burton – 1 (0.03%)
  • Phillip Burton – 1 (0.03%)
  • William Chappell – 1 (0.03%)
  • Lawton Chiles – 1 (0.03%)
  • Frank Church – 1 (0.03%)
  • Robert Drinan – 1 (0.03%)
  • Nick Galifianakis – 1 (0.03%)
  • John Z. Goodrich – 1 (0.03%)
  • Michael Griffin – 1 (0.03%)
  • Martha Griffiths – 1 (0.03%)
  • Charles Hamilton – 1 (0.03%)
  • Patricia Harris – 1 (0.03%)
  • Jim Hunt – 1 (0.03%)
  • Daniel Inouye – 1 (0.03%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 1 (0.03%)
  • Robery Kariss – 1 (0.03%)
  • Allard K. Lowenstein – 1 (0.03%)
  • Mao Zedong – 1 (0.03%)
  • Eleanor McGovern – 1 (0.03%)
  • Martha Beall Mitchell – 1 (0.03%)
  • Ralph Nader – 1 (0.03%)
  • George Norcross III – 1 (0.03%)
  • Jerry Rubin – 1 (0.03%)
  • Fred Seaman – 1 (0.03%)
  • Joe Smith – 1 (0.03%)
  • Benjamin Spock – 1 (0.03%)
  • Patrick Tavolacci – 1 (0.03%)
  • George Wallace – 1 (0.03%)

1976 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Jimmy Carter – 6,235,609 (39.27%)
  • Jerry Brown – 2,449,374 (15.43%)
  • George Wallace – 1,955,388 (12.31%)
  • Mo Udall – 1,611,754 (10.15%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 1,134,375 (7.14%)
  • Frank Church – 830,818 (5.23%)
  • Robert Byrd – 340,309 (2.14%)
  • Sargent Shriver – 304,399 (1.92%)
  • Unpledged – 283,437 (1.79%)
  • Ellen McCormack – 238,027 (1.50%)
  • Fred R. Harris – 234,568 (1.48%)
  • Milton Shapp – 88,254 (0.56%)
  • Birch Bayh – 86,438 (0.54%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 61,992 (0.39%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 19,805 (0.13%)
  • Lloyd Bentsen – 4,046 (0.03%)
  • Terry Sanford – 404 (0.00%)

1976 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Jimmy Carter – 2,239 (74.48%)
  • Mo Udall – 330 (10.98%)
  • Jerry Brown – 301 (10.01%)
  • George Wallace – 57 (1.90%)
  • Ellen McCormack – 22 (0.73%)
  • Frank Church – 19 (0.63%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 10 (0.33%)
  • Henry M. Jackson – 10 (0.33%)
  • Fred R. Harris – 9 (0.30%)
  • Milton Shapp – 2 (0.07%)
  • Robert Byrd – 2 (0.07%)
  • Hugh Carey, Cesar Chavez, Leon Jaworski, Barbara Jordan, Ted Kennedy, George McGovern, Edmund Muskie, Jennings Randolph, Fred Stover – each 1 vote (0.03%)

1980 Democratic presidential primaries:

  • Jimmy Carter (inc.) – 10,043,016 (51.13%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 7,381,693 (37.58%)
  • Unpledged – 1,288,423 (6.56%)
  • Jerry Brown – 575,296 (2.93%)
  • Lyndon LaRouche – 177,784 (0.91%)
  • Cliff Finch – 48,032 (0.25%)

1980 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Jimmy Carter (inc.) – 2,123 (64.04%)
  • Ted Kennedy – 1,151 (34.72%)
  • William Proxmire – 10 (0.30%)
  • Koryne Kaneski Horbal – 5 (0.15%)
  • Scott M. Matheson, Sr. – 5 (0.15%)
  • Ron Dellums – 3 (0.09%)
  • Robert Byrd – 2 (0.06%)
  • John Culver – 2 (0.06%)
  • Kent Hance – 2 (0.06%)
  • Jennings Randolph – 2 (0.06%)
  • Warren Spannaus – 2 (0.06%)
  • Alice Tripp – 2 (0.06%)
  • Jerry Brown – 1 (0.03%)
  • Dale Bumpers – 1 (0.03%)
  • Hugh L. Carey – 1 (0.03%)
  • Walter Mondale – 1 (0.03%)
  • Edmund Muskie – 1 (0.03%)
  • Thomas J. Steed – 1 (0.03%)

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