1940 United States presidential election in Alabama

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 1940

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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 250,726 42,184
Percentage 85.22% 14.34%

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County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in Alabama took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. Alabama voters chose 11 representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Alabama was won in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace of Iowa with 85.22 percent of the popular vote, against corporate lawyer Wendell Willkie (RNew York), running with Senate Minority Leader Charles L. McNary of Oregon, with 14.34 percent of the popular vote, for a Democratic margin of 70.88 percentage points. Third party candidates only managed to pick up 0.44 percent of the vote. [1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 250,726 85.22
Republican Wendell Willkie 42,184 14.34
Prohibition Roger Babson 700 0.24
Communist Earl Browder 501 0.17
Socialist Norman Thomas 100 0.03
Total votes 294,211 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Roosevelt# Roosevelt% Willkie# Willkie% Others# Others% Total votes cast[2]
Autauga 1,630 93.62% 99 5.69% 12 0.69% 1,741
Baldwin 2,681 76.58% 617 17.62% 203 5.80% 3,501
Barbour 2,328 95.88% 90 3.71% 10 0.41% 2,428
Bibb 1,821 90.51% 173 8.60% 18 0.89% 2,012
Blount 2,784 75.71% 855 23.25% 38 1.03% 3,677
Bullock 1,301 98.64% 18 1.36% 0 0.00% 1,319
Butler 2,732 97.99% 52 1.87% 4 0.14% 2,788
Calhoun 4,408 86.89% 645 12.71% 20 0.39% 5,073
Chambers 4,141 97.16% 110 2.58% 11 0.26% 4,262
Cherokee 2,617 86.94% 381 12.66% 12 0.40% 3,010
Chilton 2,746 57.80% 1,995 41.99% 10 0.21% 4,751
Choctaw 2,023 96.52% 73 3.48% 0 0.00% 2,096
Clarke 3,753 98.71% 48 1.26% 1 0.03% 3,802
Clay 2,153 71.22% 854 28.25% 16 0.53% 3,023
Cleburne 1,369 75.72% 434 24.00% 5 0.28% 1,808
Coffee 2,226 93.88% 145 6.12% 0 0.00% 2,371
Colbert 3,998 91.47% 365 8.35% 8 0.18% 4,371
Conecuh 2,345 97.71% 50 2.08% 5 0.21% 2,400
Coosa 1,347 80.32% 317 18.90% 13 0.78% 1,677
Covington 4,635 96.08% 186 3.86% 3 0.06% 4,824
Crenshaw 2,680 96.65% 84 3.03% 9 0.32% 2,773
Cullman 5,603 64.51% 3,057 35.19% 26 0.30% 8,686
Dale 2,543 87.03% 374 12.80% 5 0.17% 2,922
Dallas 3,106 95.10% 157 4.81% 3 0.09% 3,266
DeKalb 5,432 65.77% 2,810 34.02% 17 0.21% 8,259
Elmore 4,267 96.54% 144 3.26% 9 0.20% 4,420
Escambia 2,772 95.03% 137 4.70% 8 0.27% 2,917
Etowah 7,012 84.33% 1,270 15.27% 33 0.40% 8,315
Fayette 2,091 73.42% 737 25.88% 20 0.70% 2,848
Franklin 3,523 63.67% 1,989 35.95% 21 0.38% 5,533
Geneva 2,565 87.19% 364 12.37% 13 0.44% 2,942
Greene 894 92.07% 77 7.93% 0 0.00% 971
Hale 1,691 98.14% 32 1.86% 0 0.00% 1,723
Henry 1,960 96.50% 69 3.40% 2 0.10% 2,031
Houston 3,941 88.78% 483 10.88% 15 0.34% 4,439
Jackson 3,818 80.01% 945 19.80% 9 0.19% 4,772
Jefferson 37,110 84.34% 6,714 15.26% 177 0.40% 44,001
Lamar 2,665 90.28% 275 9.32% 12 0.41% 2,952
Lauderdale 5,065 90.35% 507 9.04% 34 0.61% 5,606
Lawrence 2,277 82.23% 480 17.33% 12 0.43% 2,769
Lee 2,566 95.96% 103 3.85% 5 0.19% 2,674
Limestone 2,941 96.58% 95 3.12% 9 0.30% 3,045
Lowndes 1,132 98.86% 12 1.05% 1 0.09% 1,145
Macon 1,259 96.77% 41 3.15% 1 0.08% 1,301
Madison 5,515 90.44% 566 9.28% 17 0.28% 6,098
Marengo 2,284 96.94% 70 2.97% 2 0.08% 2,356
Marion 2,654 69.64% 1,081 28.37% 76 1.99% 3,811
Marshall 4,142 81.55% 913 17.98% 24 0.47% 5,079
Mobile 11,480 85.08% 1,887 13.99% 126 0.93% 13,493
Monroe 2,953 98.17% 40 1.33% 15 0.50% 3,008
Montgomery 11,311 97.74% 230 1.99% 32 0.28% 11,573
Morgan 5,345 90.93% 500 8.51% 33 0.56% 5,878
Perry 1,509 97.17% 39 2.51% 5 0.32% 1,553
Pickens 1,714 92.00% 140 7.51% 9 0.48% 1,863
Pike 3,049 95.94% 121 3.81% 8 0.25% 3,178
Randolph 2,407 77.92% 670 21.69% 12 0.39% 3,089
Russell 2,435 97.95% 48 1.93% 3 0.12% 2,486
St. Clair 2,462 61.18% 1,540 38.27% 22 0.55% 4,024
Shelby 2,777 74.61% 938 25.20% 7 0.19% 3,722
Sumter 1,404 96.76% 46 3.17% 1 0.07% 1,451
Talladega 3,965 87.88% 534 11.84% 13 0.29% 4,512
Tallapoosa 4,325 96.65% 139 3.11% 11 0.25% 4,475
Tuscaloosa 6,284 93.35% 426 6.33% 22 0.33% 6,732
Walker 5,940 74.52% 2,007 25.18% 24 0.30% 7,971
Washington 1,892 95.65% 80 4.04% 6 0.30% 1,978
Wilcox 1,534 98.71% 20 1.29% 0 0.00% 1,554
Winston 1,394 45.10% 1,686 54.55% 11 0.36% 3,091
Totals 250,726 85.22% 42,184 14.34% 1,309 0.44% 294,219

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?year=1940&fips=1&f=0&off=0&elect=0&minper=0
  2. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 29-30 ISBN 0405077114