1940 United States presidential election in Montana

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1940

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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 145,698 99,579
Percentage 58.8% 40.2%

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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 Montana took place on November 5, 1940. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Montana voted powerfully to give Democratic nominee, President Franklin D. Roosevelt an unprecedented third term, over the Republican nominee, corporate lawyer Wendell Willkie, a dark horse candidate that had never before run for a political office. Roosevelt won Montana by a convincing 18.61 percent margin. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election when the following counties have voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate: Broadwater, Madison, Meagher and Garfield.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Montana, 1940[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 145,698 58.78% 4
Republican Wendell Willkie 99,579 40.17% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 1,443 0.58% 0
Prohibition Roger Babson 664 0.27% 0
Communist Earl Browder 489 0.20% 0
Totals 247,783 100.00% 4

Results by county[edit]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[3]
County # % # % # % # % #
Beaverhead 1,632 48.41% 1,725 51.17% 14 0.42% -93 -2.76% 3,371
Big Horn 1,926 54.10% 1,616 45.39% 18 0.51% 310 8.71% 3,560
Blaine 2,129 63.99% 1,165 35.02% 33 0.99% 964 28.98% 3,327
Broadwater 854 52.94% 755 46.81% 4 0.25% 99 6.14% 1,613
Carbon 2,678 51.89% 2,421 46.91% 62 1.20% 257 4.98% 5,161
Carter 734 56.81% 556 43.03% 2 0.15% 178 13.78% 1,292
Cascade 13,637 67.10% 6,443 31.70% 244 1.20% 7,194 35.40% 20,324
Chouteau 2,213 63.68% 1,235 35.54% 27 0.78% 978 28.14% 3,475
Custer 2,782 57.55% 2,017 41.73% 35 0.72% 765 15.83% 4,834
Daniels 1,086 56.53% 807 42.01% 28 1.46% 279 14.52% 1,921
Dawson 1,765 52.03% 1,612 47.52% 15 0.44% 153 4.51% 3,392
Deer Lodge 4,916 66.93% 2,397 32.63% 32 0.44% 2,519 34.30% 7,345
Fallon 686 42.24% 925 56.96% 13 0.80% -239 -14.72% 1,624
Fergus 3,873 58.51% 2,706 40.88% 40 0.60% 1,167 17.63% 6,619
Flathead 5,127 52.96% 4,403 45.48% 151 1.56% 724 7.48% 9,681
Gallatin 4,718 57.55% 3,430 41.84% 50 0.61% 1,288 15.71% 8,198
Garfield 644 50.67% 625 49.17% 2 0.16% 19 1.49% 1,271
Glacier 2,399 63.80% 1,352 35.96% 9 0.24% 1,047 27.85% 3,760
Golden Valley 351 46.25% 402 52.96% 6 0.79% -51 -6.72% 759
Granite 917 53.63% 784 45.85% 9 0.53% 133 7.78% 1,710
Hill 3,700 65.87% 1,842 32.79% 75 1.34% 1,858 33.08% 5,617
Jefferson 1,259 60.04% 830 39.58% 8 0.38% 429 20.46% 2,097
Judith Basin 1,215 63.51% 670 35.02% 28 1.46% 545 28.49% 1,913
Lake 2,379 45.92% 2,718 52.46% 84 1.62% -339 -6.54% 5,181
Lewis and Clark 5,814 54.42% 4,762 44.58% 107 1.00% 1,052 9.85% 10,683
Liberty 550 55.33% 434 43.66% 10 1.01% 116 11.67% 994
Lincoln 2,150 62.35% 1,250 36.25% 48 1.39% 900 26.10% 3,448
Madison 1,674 51.41% 1,557 47.82% 25 0.77% 117 3.59% 3,256
McCone 928 61.83% 529 35.24% 44 2.93% 399 26.58% 1,501
Meagher 621 53.67% 520 44.94% 16 1.38% 101 8.73% 1,157
Mineral 645 60.39% 402 37.64% 21 1.97% 243 22.75% 1,068
Missoula 7,747 57.23% 5,640 41.66% 150 1.11% 2,107 15.56% 13,537
Musselshell 1,807 61.21% 1,086 36.79% 59 2.00% 721 24.42% 2,952
Park 2,833 53.26% 2,433 45.74% 53 1.00% 400 7.52% 5,319
Petroleum 316 50.08% 313 49.60% 2 0.32% 3 0.48% 631
Phillips 2,225 66.10% 1,110 32.98% 31 0.92% 1,115 33.13% 3,366
Pondera 1,899 63.72% 1,038 34.83% 43 1.44% 861 28.89% 2,980
Powder River 561 46.29% 633 52.23% 18 1.49% -72 -5.94% 1,212
Powell 1,765 60.82% 1,116 38.46% 21 0.72% 649 22.36% 2,902
Prairie 554 47.72% 597 51.42% 10 0.86% -43 -3.70% 1,161
Ravalli 2,773 52.19% 2,483 46.73% 57 1.07% 290 5.46% 5,313
Richland 2,095 57.48% 1,497 41.07% 53 1.45% 598 16.41% 3,645
Roosevelt 2,418 60.72% 1,503 37.74% 61 1.53% 915 22.98% 3,982
Rosebud 1,399 52.26% 1,252 46.77% 26 0.97% 147 5.49% 2,677
Sanders 1,634 58.48% 1,088 38.94% 72 2.58% 546 19.54% 2,794
Sheridan 2,108 69.07% 892 29.23% 52 1.70% 1,216 39.84% 3,052
Silver Bow 17,467 67.88% 7,932 30.82% 335 1.30% 9,535 37.05% 25,734
Stillwater 1,201 48.53% 1,255 50.71% 19 0.77% -54 -2.18% 2,475
Sweet Grass 741 46.00% 861 53.45% 9 0.56% -120 -7.45% 1,611
Teton 1,735 59.95% 1,132 39.12% 27 0.93% 603 20.84% 2,894
Toole 1,954 61.41% 1,218 38.28% 10 0.31% 736 23.13% 3,182
Treasure 321 52.62% 287 47.05% 2 0.33% 34 5.57% 610
Valley 3,493 67.67% 1,597 30.94% 72 1.39% 1,896 36.73% 5,162
Wheatland 948 54.42% 786 45.12% 8 0.46% 162 9.30% 1,742
Wibaux 576 55.23% 461 44.20% 6 0.58% 115 11.03% 1,043
Yellowstone 9,036 51.18% 8,479 48.03% 140 0.79% 557 3.15% 17,655
Totals 145,608 58.76% 99,579 40.19% 2,596 1.05% 46,029 18.58% 247,783

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ David Leip. "1940 Presidential General Election Results – Montana". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.
  3. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 271 ISBN 0405077114