1940 United States presidential election in Nebraska

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United States presidential election in Nebraska, 1940

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All 7 Nebraska votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Wendell Willkie Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Indiana New York
Running mate Charles L. McNary Henry A. Wallace
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 352,201 263,677
Percentage 57.2% 42.8%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Nebraska was won by Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 57.19% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 42.81% of the popular vote.[3][4]

With 57.19% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Willkie's second strongest state in the 1940 election in terms of popular vote percentage after neighboring South Dakota.[5]


United States presidential election in Nebraska, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wendell Willkie 352,201 57.19%
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 263,677 42.81%
Total votes 615,878 100%


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  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Nebraska". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "1940 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.