1940 United States presidential election in North Dakota

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United States presidential election in North Dakota, 1940

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All 4 North Dakota 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 4 0
Popular vote 154,590 124,036
Percentage 55.1% 44.2%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

North Dakota was won by Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 55.06% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 44.18% of the popular vote.[3][4]

With 55.06% of the popular vote, North Dakota would prove to be Willkie's fourth strongest state in the 1940 election in terms of popular vote percentage after neighboring South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.[5]


United States presidential election in North Dakota, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wendell Willkie 154,590 55.06%
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 124,036 44.18%
Socialist Norman Thomas 1,279 0.46%
Write-in 870 0.31%
Total votes 280,775 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - North Dakota". 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.