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PE President Elect
1948

Overview1948 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

Harry Truman Harry S. Trumanclick icon for more info
Alben William Barkley

Party: DEMOCRATIC
Home State: PR: MO; VP: KY
Electoral Votes: 303
Pop. Vote: 24,179,345 (49.8%)

Thomas Edmund Dewey Thomas Edmund Dewey
Earl Warren

Party: REPUBLICAN
Home State: PR: NY; VP: CA
Electoral Votes: 189
Pop. Vote: 21,991,291 (45.1%)

Strom Thurmond James Strom Thurmond
Fielding Lewis Wright

Party: STATES' RIGHTS DEMOCRATIC (aka DIXIECRAT)
Home State: PR: SC; VP: MS
Electoral Votes: 39
Pop. Vote: 1,176,125 (2.4%)

Henry Agard Wallace Henry Agard Wallace
Glen Hearst Taylor

Party: PROGRESSIVE
Home State: PR: IA; VP: ID
Electoral Votes: 0
Pop. Vote: 1,157,326 (2.4%)

purple box Other Candidates
Party: Socialist, Prohibition, Socialist Labor, etc.
Pop. Vote: 289,739 (0.6%)
Total electoral votes - 531 (from 48 states)
Majority needed to win - 266
Total popular vote - 48,793,826

Overview1948 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

Electoral College 1948

Overview1948 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

. THE 1948 CAMPAIGN AND ELECTION
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- The Papers of Thomas E. Deweyopen link in new window@ The University of Rochester

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State Results 1948 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

In 1948, 531 electoral votes were available; 266 votes were needed to secure the win.
STATE TRUMAN DEWEY THURMOND WALLACE OTHERS EVs
ALABAMA-40,930
(19.0%)
171,443
(79.7%)
1,522
(0.7%)
1,085
(0.5%)
11
ARIZONA95,251
(53.8%)
77,597
(43.8%)
-3,310
(1.9%)
907
(0.5%)
4
ARKANSAS149,659
(61.7%)
50,959
(21.0%)
40,068
(16.5%)
751
(0.3%)
1,038
(0.4%)
9
CALIFORNIA1,913,134
(47.6%)
1,895,269
(47.1%)
1,228
(>0.1%)
190,381
(4.7%)
21,526
(0.5%)
25
COLORADO267,288
(51.9%)
239,714
(46.5%)
-6,115
(1.2%)
2,120
(0.4%)
6
CONNECTICUT423,297
(47.9%)
437,754
(49.5%)
-13,713
(1.6%)
8,754
(1.0%)
8
DELAWARE67,813
(48.8%)
69,588
(50.0%)
-1,050
(0.8%)
622
(0.4%)
3
FLORIDA281,988
(48.8%)
194,280
(33.6%)
89,755
(15.5%)
11,620
(2.0%)
-8
GEORGIA254,646
(60.8%)
76,691
(18.3%)
85,135
(20.3%)
1,636
(0.4%)
736
(0.2%)
12
IDAHO107,370
(50.0%)
101,514
(47.3%)
-4,972
(2.3%)
960
(0.4%)
4
ILLINOIS1,994,715
(50.1%)
1,961,103
(49.2%)
--28,228
(0.7%)
28
INDIANA807,831
(48.8%)
821,079
(49.6%)
-9,649
(0.6%)
17,653
(1.1%)
13
IOWA522,380
(50.3%)
494,018
(47.6%)
-12,125
(1.2%)
9,741
(0.9%)
10
KANSAS35,1902
(44.6%)
423,039
(53.6%)
-4,603
(0.6%)
9,275
(1.2%)
8
KENTUCKY466,756
(56.7%)
341,210
(41.5%)
10,411
(1.3%)
1,567
(0.2%)
2,714
(0.3%)
11
LOUISIANA136,344
(32.7%)
72,657
(17.5%)
204,290
(49.1%)
3,035
(0.7%)
10
(>0.1%)
10
MAINE111,916
(42.3%)
150,234
(56.7%)
-1,884
(0.7%)
753
(0.3%)
5
MARYLAND286,521
(48.0%)
294,814
(49.4%)
2,489
(0.4%)
9,983
(1.7%)
2,941
(0.5%)
8
MASSACHUSETTS1,151,788
(54.7%)
909,370
(43.2%)
-38,157
(1.8%)
7,831
(0.4%)
16
MICHIGAN1,003,448
(47.6%)
1,038,595
(49.2%)
-46,515
(2.2%)
21,051
(1.0%)
19
MINNESOTA692,966
(57.2%)
483,617
(39.9%)
-27,866
(2.3%)
7,777
(0.6%)
11
MISSISSIPPI19,384
(10.1%)
5,043
(2.6%)
167,538
(87.2%)
225
(0.1%)
-9
MISSOURI917,315
(58.1%)
655,039
(41.5%)
-3,998
(0.3%)
2,276
(0.1%)
15
MONTANA119,071
(53.1%)
96,770
(43.1%)
-7,313
(3.3%)
1,124
(0.5%)
4
NEBRASKA224,165
(45.8%)
264,774
(54.2%)
--1
(>0.1%)
6
NEVADA31,291
(50.4%)
29,357
(47.3%)
-1,469
(2.4%)
-3
NEW HAMPSHIRE107,995
(46.7%)
121,299
(52.4%)
7
(>0.1%)
1,970
(0.9%)
169
(0.1%)
4
NEW JERSEY895,455
(45.9%)
981,124
(50.3%)
-42,683
(2.2%)
30,293
(1.6%)
16
NEW MEXICO105,464
(56.4%)
80,303
(42.9%)
-1,037
(0.6%)
259
(0.1%)
4
NEW YORK2,780,204
(45.0%)
2,841,163
(46.0%)
-509,559
(8.2%)
46,411
(0.8%)
47
NORTH CAROLINA459,070
(58.0%)
258,572
(32.7%)
69,652
(8.8%)
3,915
(0.5%)
-14
NORTH DAKOTA95,812
(43.4%)
115,139
(52.2%)
374
(0.2%)
8,391
(3.8%)
1,000
(0.5%)
4
OHIO1,452,791
(49.5%)
1,445,684
(49.2%)
-37,596
(1.3%)
-25
OKLAHOMA452,782
(62.7%)
268,817
(37.3%)
---10
OREGON243,147
(46.4%)
260,904
(49.8%)
-14,978
(2.9%)
5,051
(1.0%)
6
PENNSYLVANIA1,752,426
(46.9%)
1,902,197
(50.9%)
-55,161
(1.5%)
25,564
(0.7%)
35
RHODE ISLAND188,736
(57.6%)
135,787
(41.4%)
-2,619
(0.8%)
560
(0.2%)
4
SOUTH CAROLINA34,423
(24.1%)
5,386
(3.8%)
102,607
(72.0%)
154
(0.1%)
1
(>0.1%)
8
SOUTH DAKOTA117,653
(47.0%)
129,651
(51.8%)
-2,801
(1.1%)
-4
TENNESSEE270,402
(49.1%)
202,914
(36.9%)
73,815
(13.4%)
1,864
(0.3%)
1,288
(0.2%)
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TEXAS824,235
(66.0%)
303,467
(24.3%)
113,920
(9.1%)
3,918
(0.3%)
4,037
(0.3%)
23
UTAH149,151
(54.0%)
124,402
(45.0%)
-2,679
(1.0%)
74
(>0.1%)
4
VERMONT45,557
(36.9%)
75,926
(61.5%)
-1,279
(1.0%)
620
(0.5%)
3
VIRGINIA200,786
(47.9%)
172,070
(41.0%)
43,393
(10.4%)
2,047
(0.5%)
960
(0.2%)
11
WASHINGTON476,165
(52.6%)
386,314
(42.7%)
-31,692
(3.5%)
10,887
(1.2%)
8
WEST VIRGINIA429,188
(57.3%)
316,251
(42.2%)
-3,311
(0.4%)
-8
WISCONSIN647,310
(50.7%)
590,959
(46.3%)
-25,282
(2.0%)
13,249
(1.0%)
12
WYOMING52,354
(51.6%)
47,947
(47.3%)
-931
(0.9%)
193
(0.2%)
3
TOTALS 24,179,345
(49.6%)
21,991,291
(45.1%)
1,176,125
(2.4%)
1,157,326
(2.4%)
289,739
(0.6%)
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ELECTORAL
VOTES
303 189 39 0 0 .
In 1948, 531 electoral votes were available; 266 votes were needed to secure the win.

Other Candidates1948 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

Candidate Party Votes
Norman Mattoon Thomas (NY) /
Tucker Powell Smith (MI)
Socialist 139,572
Claude A. Watson (CA) /
Dale Learn (PA)
Prohibition 103,900
Edward A. Teichert (PA) /
Stephen Emery (NY)
Socialist Labor 29,241
Farrell Dobbs (NY) /
Grace Carlson (MN)
Socialist Workers 13,614
others several 3,412

1948 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | OTHER CANDIDATES | TOP OF PAGE

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