1940 United States presidential election in Texas

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1940 United States presidential election in Texas

← 1936 November 5, 1940[1] 1944 →

All 23 Texas votes to the Electoral College
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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 23 0
Popular vote 909,974 212,692
Percentage 80.9% 18.9%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

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

Texas was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 80.92% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 18.91% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

1940 United States presidential election in Texas
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 909,974 80.92%
Republican Wendell Willkie 212,692 18.91%
Write-in 1,865 0.17%
Total votes 1,124,531 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Texas". Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved December 19, 2018.