1940 United States presidential election in Idaho

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United States presidential election in Idaho, 1940

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All 4 Idaho votes to the Electoral College
  FDRoosevelt1938.png WendellWillkie.jpg
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 127,842 106,553
Percentage 54.4% 45.3%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, with 54.36 percent of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 45.31 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when Cassia County, Lemhi County and Owyhee County have voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[5][6]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Idaho, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 127,842 54.36%
Republican Wendell Willkie 106,553 45.31%
Write-in 773 0.33%
Total votes 235,168 100%

Results by county[edit]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Various candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast[7]
County # % # % # % # % #
Ada 12,381 48.95% 12,861 50.85% 51 0.20% -480 -1.90% 25,293
Adams 929 54.30% 779 45.53% 3 0.18% 150 8.77% 1,711
Bannock 10,493 65.94% 5,419 34.05% 1 0.01% 5,074 31.89% 15,913
Bear Lake 2,026 53.50% 1,761 46.50% 265 7.00% 3,787
Benewah 1,924 59.20% 1,304 40.12% 22 0.68% 620 19.08% 3,250
Bingham 3,815 50.95% 3,662 48.90% 11 0.15% 153 2.04% 7,488
Blaine 1,559 58.02% 1,124 41.83% 4 0.15% 435 16.19% 2,687
Boise 677 58.01% 489 41.90% 1 0.09% 188 16.11% 1,167
Bonner 3,834 55.24% 3,072 44.27% 34 0.49% 762 10.98% 6,940
Bonneville 5,891 59.51% 3,999 40.39% 10 0.10% 1,892 19.11% 9,900
Boundary 1,393 51.90% 1,221 45.49% 70 2.61% 172 6.41% 2,684
Butte 448 51.44% 423 48.56% 25 2.87% 871
Camas 381 50.94% 367 49.06% 14 1.87% 748
Canyon 8,639 49.43% 8,776 50.21% 63 0.36% -137 -0.78% 17,478
Caribou 658 62.73% 390 37.18% 1 0.10% 268 25.55% 1,049
Cassia 2,930 51.50% 2,748 48.30% 11 0.19% 182 3.20% 5,689
Clark 212 34.70% 399 65.30% -187 -30.61% 611
Clearwater 2,284 66.61% 1,128 32.90% 17 0.50% 1,156 33.71% 3,429
Custer 894 53.89% 760 45.81% 5 0.30% 134 8.08% 1,659
Elmore 1,632 60.15% 1,077 39.70% 4 0.15% 555 20.46% 2,713
Franklin 2,158 51.05% 2,069 48.95% 89 2.11% 4,227
Fremont 2,556 56.13% 1,996 43.83% 2 0.04% 560 12.30% 4,554
Gem 2,666 64.52% 1,462 35.38% 4 0.10% 1,204 29.14% 4,132
Gooding 1,919 44.89% 2,352 55.02% 4 0.09% -433 -10.13% 4,275
Idaho 2,888 52.08% 2,641 47.63% 16 0.29% 247 4.45% 5,545
Jefferson 2,631 60.29% 1,717 39.34% 16 0.37% 914 20.94% 4,364
Jerome 1,881 42.67% 2,520 57.17% 7 0.16% -639 -14.50% 4,408
Kootenai 5,997 57.32% 4,333 41.42% 132 1.26% 1,664 15.91% 10,462
Latah 4,494 52.87% 3,971 46.72% 35 0.41% 523 6.15% 8,500
Lemhi 1,664 54.08% 1,412 45.89% 1 0.03% 252 8.19% 3,077
Lewis 1,462 66.52% 729 33.17% 7 0.32% 733 33.35% 2,198
Lincoln 886 46.58% 1,009 53.05% 7 0.37% -123 -6.47% 1,902
Madison 2,218 57.60% 1,632 42.38% 1 0.03% 586 15.22% 3,851
Minidoka 1,982 49.87% 1,979 49.80% 13 0.33% 3 0.08% 3,974
Nez Perce 5,963 63.35% 3,409 36.22% 41 0.44% 2,554 27.13% 9,413
Oneida 1,440 55.73% 1,140 44.12% 4 0.15% 300 11.61% 2,584
Owyhee 1,160 52.61% 1,031 46.76% 14 0.63% 129 5.85% 2,205
Payette 1,790 41.02% 2,554 58.52% 20 0.46% -764 -17.51% 4,364
Power 931 49.39% 951 50.45% 3 0.16% -20 -1.06% 1,885
Shoshone 6,565 64.54% 3,525 34.65% 82 0.81% 3,040 29.89% 10,172
Teton 844 55.86% 667 44.14% 177 11.71% 1,511
Twin Falls 7,286 44.56% 9,031 55.23% 34 0.21% -1,745 -10.67% 16,351
Valley 1,165 59.96% 761 39.17% 17 0.87% 404 20.79% 1,943
Washington 2,296 54.61% 1,903 45.27% 5 0.12% 393 9.35% 4,204
Totals 127,842 54.36% 106,553 45.31% 773 0.33% 21,289 9.05% 235,168

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Idaho". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  6. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 178-179 ISBN 0786422173
  7. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 119 ISBN 0405077114