1940 United States presidential election in South Carolina

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United States presidential election in South Sarolina, 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 8 0
Popular vote 95,470 4,360
Percentage 95.63% 4.36%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 5, 1940. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1940 United States presidential election. State voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

South Carolina was won by incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York, who was running against Republican businessman Wendell Willkie of Indiana. Roosevelt ran with Henry A. Wallace of Iowa as his running mate, and Willkie ran with Senator Charles L. McNary of Oregon.

Roosevelt won South Carolina by a landslide margin of 91.27 percent.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York Henry Agard Wallace of Iowa 95,470 95.63% 8 100.00%
Republican Wendell Willkie of Indiana Charles Linza McNary of Oregon 4,360[a][2] 4.36% 0 0.00%
Write-in Roger Ward Babson of Massachusetts Edgar Moorman of Illinois 2 0.01% 0 0.00%
Total 99,832 100.00% 8 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Roosevelt# Roosevelt% Willkie# Willkie% Total votes cast[3]
Abbeville 1,007 96.92% 32 3.08% 1,039
Aiken 2,772 96.89% 89 3.11% 2,861
Allendale 905 96.79% 30 3.21% 935
Anderson 3,763 97.77% 86 2.23% 3,849
Bamberg 904 98.58% 13 1.42% 917
Barnwell 1,845 99.30% 13 0.70% 1,858
Beaufort 582 86.48% 91 13.52% 673
Berkeley 490 84.34% 91 15.66% 581
Calhoun 657 99.55% 3 0.45% 660
Charleston 8,145 85.58% 1,372 14.42% 9,517
Cherokee 2,069 98.29% 36 1.71% 2,105
Chester 1,930 98.22% 35 1.78% 1,965
Chesterfield 2,880 99.31% 20 0.69% 2,900
Clarendon 1,154 95.53% 54 4.47% 1,208
Colleton 1,197 94.85% 65 5.15% 1,262
Darlington 1,395 95.88% 60 4.12% 1,455
Dillon 868 97.20% 25 2.80% 893
Dorchester 993 90.03% 110 9.97% 1,103
Edgefield 1,065 99.16% 9 0.84% 1,074
Fairfield 848 97.70% 20 2.30% 868
Florence 2,597 96.47% 95 3.53% 2,692
Georgetown 1,503 90.65% 155 9.35% 1,658
Greenville 8,118 94.05% 514 5.95% 8,632
Greenwood 2,914 98.68% 39 1.32% 2,953
Hampton 1,198 98.04% 24 1.96% 1,222
Horry 2,111 92.79% 164 7.21% 2,275
Jasper 418 91.07% 41 8.93% 459
Kershaw 1,174 98.32% 20 1.68% 1,194
Lancaster 3,205 99.57% 14 0.43% 3,219
Laurens 2,697 98.54% 40 1.46% 2,737
Lee 825 97.63% 20 2.37% 845
Lexington 1,496 98.88% 17 1.12% 1,513
Marion 716 97.55% 18 2.45% 734
Marlboro 526 97.59% 13 2.41% 539
McCormick 419 97.44% 11 2.56% 430
Newberry 1,739 98.03% 35 1.97% 1,774
Oconee 1,593 91.76% 143 8.24% 1,736
Orangeburg 2,356 97.68% 56 2.32% 2,412
Pickens 2,122 96.54% 76 3.46% 2,198
Richland 4,781 96.62% 167 3.38% 4,948
Saluda 1,115 98.67% 15 1.33% 1,130
Spartanburg 9,119 97.35% 248 2.65% 9,367
Union 3,662 99.21% 29 0.79% 3,691
Williamsburg 1,089 96.97% 34 3.03% 1,123
York 2,508 95.51% 118 4.49% 2,626
Sumter[b] 0 N/A 0 N/A 0
Totals 95,470 95.63% 4,360 4.37% 99,832[c]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Willkie total is a fusion of 2,496 "Jeffersonian Democratic", 1,727 "Republican" and 137 "Tolbert" elector ticket votes
  2. ^ No returns were canvassed for Sumter County and voters in this county were listed in neighbouring counties
  3. ^ There were two write-in votes for Prohibition Party nominee Roger Ward Babson not tabulated by county.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results – South Carolina". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 399 ISBN 0405077114
  3. ^ Scammon (compiler); America at the Polls; p. 395