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United States Presidential Election in Pennsylvania, 1940
United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1940

← 1936 November 5, 1940 1944 →
  FDR in 1933.jpg WendellWillkie.png
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 36 0
Popular vote 2,171,035 1,889,848
Percentage 53.23% 46.33%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1940.svg
County results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 5, 1940. Voters chose 36 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania voted to give Democratic nominee, President Franklin D. Roosevelt an unprecedented third term, over the Republican nominee, corporate lawyer Wendell Willkie, a dark horse candidate who had never before run for a political office. Roosevelt won Pennsylvania by a margin of 6.9 percent.

Results

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 2,171,035 53.23% 36
Republican Wendell Willkie 1,889,848 46.33% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 10,967 0.27% 0
Communist Earl Browder 4,519 0.11% 0
Industrial Government John Aiken 1,518 0.04% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 827 0.02% 0
Totals 4,078,714 100.00% 36

Results by county

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 7,354 46.01% 8,609 53.86% 20 0.13% -1,255 -7.85% 15,983
Allegheny 367,926 58.03% 263,285 41.52% 2,849 0.45% 104,641 16.50% 634,060
Armstrong 12,144 45.44% 14,524 54.34% 60 0.22% -2,380 -8.90% 26,728
Beaver 33,609 57.78% 24,324 41.81% 239 0.41% 9,285 15.96% 58,172
Bedford 7,388 45.32% 8,864 54.38% 49 0.30% -1,476 -9.05% 16,301
Berks 53,301 61.31% 32,111 36.94% 1,522 1.75% 21,190 24.37% 86,934
Blair 21,573 44.65% 26,639 55.13% 106 0.22% -5,066 -10.48% 48,318
Bradford 6,605 30.75% 14,826 69.02% 49 0.23% -8,221 -38.27% 21,480
Bucks 25,169 54.75% 20,586 44.78% 212 0.46% 4,583 9.97% 45,967
Butler 13,875 41.52% 19,450 58.20% 96 0.29% -5,575 -16.68% 33,421
Cambria 42,894 58.44% 30,306 41.29% 193 0.26% 12,588 17.15% 73,393
Cameron 1,450 44.60% 1,793 55.15% 8 0.25% -343 -10.55% 3,251
Carbon 12,777 54.50% 10,618 45.29% 51 0.22% 2,159 9.21% 23,446
Centre 9,869 47.90% 10,665 51.77% 68 0.33% -796 -3.86% 20,602
Chester 22,473 44.18% 28,222 55.48% 174 0.34% -5,749 -11.30% 50,869
Clarion 6,564 41.99% 9,035 57.79% 34 0.22% -2,471 -15.81% 15,633
Clearfield 17,705 53.23% 15,407 46.32% 148 0.44% 2,298 6.91% 33,260
Clinton 7,419 54.03% 6,291 45.81% 22 0.16% 1,128 8.21% 13,732
Columbia 12,523 56.76% 9,518 43.14% 21 0.10% 3,005 13.62% 22,062
Crawford 10,197 38.92% 15,891 60.65% 115 0.44% -5,694 -21.73% 26,203
Cumberland 15,758 50.64% 15,297 49.16% 61 0.20% 461 1.48% 31,116
Dauphin 38,305 47.30% 42,394 52.35% 276 0.34% -4,089 -5.05% 80,975
Delaware 60,225 42.74% 80,158 56.88% 534 0.38% -19,933 -14.15% 140,917
Elk 6,920 49.78% 6,949 49.99% 31 0.22% -29 -0.21% 13,900
Erie 31,735 46.19% 36,608 53.29% 355 0.52% -4,873 -7.09% 68,698
Fayette 41,960 63.47% 23,908 36.16% 246 0.37% 18,052 27.30% 66,114
Forest 919 33.59% 1,811 66.19% 6 0.22% -892 -32.60% 2,736
Franklin 12,713 49.21% 13,084 50.64% 39 0.15% -371 -1.44% 25,836
Fulton 1,982 48.40% 2,108 51.48% 5 0.12% -126 -3.08% 4,095
Greene 10,214 60.17% 6,726 39.63% 34 0.20% 3,488 20.55% 16,974
Huntingdon 5,631 37.97% 9,141 61.64% 58 0.39% -3,510 -23.67% 14,830
Indiana 12,035 43.53% 15,547 56.23% 68 0.25% -3,512 -12.70% 27,650
Jefferson 8,559 41.37% 12,081 58.40% 47 0.23% -3,522 -17.03% 20,687
Juniata 3,579 50.46% 3,507 49.44% 7 0.10% 72 1.02% 7,093
Lackawanna 71,343 56.32% 54,931 43.36% 411 0.32% 16,412 12.95% 126,685
Lancaster 32,210 41.62% 44,939 58.07% 245 0.32% -12,729 -16.45% 77,394
Lawrence 18,814 49.07% 19,361 50.50% 167 0.44% -547 -1.43% 38,342
Lebanon 13,315 49.61% 13,449 50.11% 73 0.27% -134 -0.50% 26,837
Lehigh 33,007 52.44% 29,584 47.00% 356 0.57% 3,423 5.44% 62,947
Luzerne 101,577 55.85% 79,685 43.81% 622 0.34% 21,892 12.04% 181,884
Lycoming 18,363 46.05% 21,423 53.72% 91 0.23% -3,060 -7.67% 39,877
McKean 6,911 31.63% 14,822 67.84% 115 0.53% -7,911 -36.21% 21,848
Mercer 16,968 44.42% 21,058 55.12% 175 0.46% -4,090 -10.71% 38,201
Mifflin 6,993 52.31% 6,352 47.51% 24 0.18% 641 4.79% 13,369
Monroe 6,670 52.57% 6,001 47.30% 16 0.13% 669 5.27% 12,687
Montgomery 49,409 40.15% 73,250 59.52% 403 0.33% -23,841 -19.37% 123,062
Montour 3,080 53.04% 2,723 46.89% 4 0.07% 357 6.15% 5,807
Northampton 33,304 56.49% 25,385 43.06% 266 0.45% 7,919 13.43% 58,955
Northumberland 26,315 53.31% 22,914 46.42% 134 0.27% 3,401 6.89% 49,363
Perry 4,601 43.87% 5,877 56.03% 11 0.10% -1,276 -12.17% 10,489
Philadelphia 532,149 59.69% 354,878 39.81% 4,459 0.50% 177,271 19.88% 891,486
Pike 1,818 41.08% 2,596 58.65% 12 0.27% -778 -17.58% 4,426
Potter 2,731 34.30% 5,205 65.36% 27 0.34% -2,474 -31.07% 7,963
Schuylkill 48,739 52.71% 43,505 47.05% 231 0.25% 5,234 5.66% 92,475
Snyder 2,478 30.17% 5,722 69.66% 14 0.17% -3,244 -39.49% 8,214
Somerset 14,085 44.71% 17,369 55.13% 52 0.17% -3,284 -10.42% 31,506
Sullivan 1,626 44.04% 2,059 55.77% 7 0.19% -433 -11.73% 3,692
Susquehanna 5,383 36.04% 9,520 63.73% 35 0.23% -4,137 -27.69% 14,938
Tioga 4,434 27.51% 11,645 72.24% 40 0.25% -7,211 -44.74% 16,119
Union 2,220 28.27% 5,612 71.45% 22 0.28% -3,392 -43.19% 7,854
Venango 6,873 27.89% 17,728 71.95% 38 0.15% -10,855 -44.06% 24,639
Warren 5,825 34.39% 11,016 65.04% 97 0.57% -5,191 -30.65% 16,938
Washington 50,829 63.43% 29,026 36.22% 285 0.36% 21,803 27.21% 80,140
Wayne 3,460 27.26% 9,203 72.50% 30 0.24% -5,743 -45.25% 12,693
Westmoreland 64,567 59.90% 42,643 39.56% 577 0.54% 21,924 20.34% 107,787
Wyoming 2,548 32.51% 5,273 67.28% 16 0.20% -2,725 -34.77% 7,837
York 39,543 56.56% 30,228 43.23% 146 0.21% 9,315 13.32% 69,917
Totals 2,175,538 53.35% 1,885,265 46.23% 17,004 0.42% 290,273 7.12% 4,077,807

References

  1. ^ David Leip. "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Pennsylvania". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 381-382 ISBN 0405077114

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