At 5 a.m. Nixon's home state was till undecided, although Kennedy had 1,259,000 to 1,165,000 lead, with half of the votes counted.
A close race turned into a Big Nixon win. Incumbent Gordon Allott defeated Democrat Robert Knous for the Senate.
Republicans picked up one Senate seat, as Gov. Caleb Boggs defeated Democratic Incumbent Sen. J. Allen Frear, Jr., in a close decision. Nixon
After local Democrats supported national ticket never doubtful. Plurality of more than 120,000. All 12 electors will support Kennedy.
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An overwhelming Kennedy landslide in Chicago was overcome by Nixon's downstate strength; Nixon had less than one per cent lead at 4:45 a.m. Senator Paul Douglas, veteran Democrat, won reeladtion, and Judge Otto Kerner, Jr. defeated Incumbent William G. Stratton in the gubernatorial race.
Nixon picked up expected Midwest Farm votes with a substantial victory, and GOP Senatorial candidate Jack Miller, riding his coat talls, won by 20,000 ballots over Gov. Hershel Loveless.