WASHINGTON, November 4, 1964 (UPI) -- The vote with 95 per cent counted:
Johnson - 40,653,046 (61.3%)
Goldwater - 25,664,322 (38.7%)
Johnson captured 44 states and the District of Columbia with 486 electoral votes; Goldwater won five states with 47 electoral votes and was leading in one state with five votes for an indicated total of 52 electoral votes.
In winning in his own right the office he inherited from John F. Kennedy just a year ago, Johnson buried the hopes of Republican Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona that Americans were ready for his call to conservatism.
It was an election which shattered established voting patterns despite the lopsided outcome. Goldwater, the candidate of the party of Abraham Lincoln, won only five states all in the traditionally Democratic Deep South. He was leading in a sixth, his native Arizona.
Johnson's sweep began in Vermont, which never before had voted Democratic, extended through the industrial East and into the farm belt and then stretched on to the mountain states and the West Coast.
He became the first Democrat to win all six New England states.
With 270 electoral votes needed to win, the clincher came when Johnson's native state of Texas gave him its 25 electoral votes at 10:11 last night.
Underscoring the magnitude of his victory was the fact that Johnson captured more than 61% of the total popular vote - better than his mentor and idol, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was able to do in FDR's high-water mark in 1936.
While Goldwater's defeat had been consistently predicted by public opinion polls almost since his nomination in July, the extent of Republican losses in the House of Representatives was the real shocker.
The Democrats had won 290 seats and were leading for 6 others for an indicated total of 296 in the new Congress - a gain of 39. The Republicans had captured 135 and were ahead in 4 races for an indicated total of 139. The makeup of the 88th Congress was 257 Democrats and 178 Republicans.
In the Senate, the Democrats had taken 27 seats. Coupled with 40 holdovers, this gave them an indicated total of 67 - one more than in the last session. The Republicans had won seven seats and were ahead in one for an indicated strength of 33.
In the 25 governorships, the Democrats won 17 statehouses. With their 16 holdovers, the indicated total was 33 governors - a net loss of one.
Republicans won eight of their gubernatorial races, led in one unsettled contest. With their nine holdovers, their indicated total was 17.
A conspicuous survivor of the Democratic landslide was Republican Gov. George Romney of Michigan who was re-elected.
A conspicuous loser was Sen. Kenneth B. Keating of New York. Keating ran far ahead of Goldwater, with whom he had refused to associate himself, but not far enough to defeat the late President's younger brother, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
This means there will be two Kennedys in Congress. Sen. Edward F. Kennedy easily won re-election from Massachusetts.
The south gave the GOP a mixed bag. Alabama elected five Republicans to the House of Representatives and Mississippi and Georgia one each. All were the first GOP congressmen from those states since the reconstruction years. But in Texas, the GOP lost the two seats it now holds.
In the presidential vote, Johnson won all of the pivotal big city states, historic bastions of Democratic strength, and cut deeply into Republican strongholds in the suburbs and in farm areas.
He carried such farm belt states as Kansas and Nebraska, which last gave their electoral votes to a Democrat in 1936, and Iowa, which was last carried by a Democrat in 1948.
In suburban Westchester County, New York, Johnson defeated Goldwater by almost 100,000 votes, although the county was 56.7 % Republican in the presidential election four years ago.