1944 United States presidential election in Idaho

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United States presidential election in Idaho, 1944

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All 4 Idaho votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Harry S. Truman John W. Bricker
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 107,399 100,137
Percentage 51.6% 48.1%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1944 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Senator Harry S. Truman, with 51.55 percent of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor John W. Bricker, with 48.07 percent of the popular vote.[3][4] This constitutes the last occasion when Franklin County has voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[5]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Idaho, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 107,399 51.55%
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 100,137 48.07%
Prohibition Claude A. Watson 503 0.24%
Socialist Norman Thomas 282 0.14%
Total votes 208,321 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[6]
County # % # % # % # % #
Ada 10,667 44.18% 13,410 55.54% 67 0.28% -2,743 -11.36% 24,144
Adams 721 52.86% 642 47.07% 1 0.07% 79 5.79% 1,364
Bannock 9,681 64.09% 5,413 35.84% 11 0.07% 4,268 28.26% 15,105
Bear Lake 1,732 51.75% 1,613 48.19% 2 0.06% 119 3.56% 3,347
Benewah 1,446 54.71% 1,173 44.38% 24 0.91% 273 10.33% 2,643
Bingham 3,428 51.49% 3,223 48.41% 7 0.11% 205 3.08% 6,658
Blaine 1,037 54.12% 874 45.62% 5 0.26% 163 8.51% 1,916
Boise 564 54.70% 464 45.00% 3 0.29% 100 9.70% 1,031
Bonner 3,116 51.39% 2,924 48.23% 23 0.38% 192 3.17% 6,063
Bonneville 4,935 54.84% 4,048 44.98% 16 0.18% 887 9.86% 8,999
Boundary 1,053 48.75% 1,064 49.26% 43 1.99% -11 -0.51% 2,160
Butte 416 49.00% 431 50.77% 2 0.24% -15 -1.77% 849
Camas 317 51.29% 301 48.71% 0 0.00% 16 2.59% 618
Canyon 7,306 43.59% 9,215 54.98% 241 1.44% -1,909 -11.39% 16,762
Caribou 516 52.76% 462 47.24% 0 0.00% 54 5.52% 978
Cassia 2,325 47.49% 2,563 52.35% 8 0.16% -238 -4.86% 4,896
Clark 180 36.07% 317 63.53% 2 0.40% -137 -27.45% 499
Clearwater 1,744 66.41% 865 32.94% 17 0.65% 879 33.47% 2,626
Custer 613 52.04% 565 47.96% 0 0.00% 48 4.07% 1,178
Elmore 1,627 61.00% 1,030 38.62% 10 0.37% 597 22.38% 2,667
Franklin 1,971 50.22% 1,950 49.68% 4 0.10% 21 0.54% 3,925
Fremont 2,116 54.66% 1,755 45.34% 0 0.00% 361 9.33% 3,871
Gem 1,866 57.15% 1,363 41.75% 36 1.10% 503 15.41% 3,265
Gooding 1,659 44.64% 2,049 55.14% 8 0.22% -390 -10.50% 3,716
Idaho 2,071 50.97% 1,977 48.66% 15 0.37% 94 2.31% 4,063
Jefferson 2,198 59.97% 1,458 39.78% 9 0.25% 740 20.19% 3,665
Jerome 1,741 44.66% 2,157 55.34% 0 0.00% -416 -10.67% 3,898
Kootenai 5,792 56.66% 4,388 42.93% 42 0.41% 1,404 13.74% 10,222
Latah 3,514 49.61% 3,526 49.78% 43 0.61% -12 -0.17% 7,083
Lemhi 988 48.43% 1,048 51.37% 4 0.20% -60 -2.94% 2,040
Lewis 1,222 67.48% 589 32.52% 0 0.00% 633 34.95% 1,811
Lincoln 784 45.58% 934 54.30% 2 0.12% -150 -8.72% 1,720
Madison 1,927 55.73% 1,527 44.16% 4 0.12% 400 11.57% 3,458
Minidoka 1,635 47.75% 1,781 52.02% 8 0.23% -146 -4.26% 3,424
Nez Perce 5,453 63.05% 3,159 36.52% 37 0.43% 2,294 26.52% 8,649
Oneida 1,227 56.73% 935 43.23% 1 0.05% 292 13.50% 2,163
Owyhee 824 45.30% 983 54.04% 12 0.66% -159 -8.74% 1,819
Payette 1,382 35.57% 2,485 63.96% 18 0.46% -1,103 -28.39% 3,885
Power 801 47.23% 895 52.77% 0 0.00% -94 -5.54% 1,696
Shoshone 5,290 62.51% 3,162 37.36% 11 0.13% 2,128 25.14% 8,463
Teton 641 53.73% 552 46.27% 0 0.00% 89 7.46% 1,193
Twin Falls 6,128 43.41% 7,946 56.29% 42 0.30% -1,818 -12.88% 14,116
Valley 896 49.26% 919 50.52% 4 0.22% -23 -1.26% 1,819
Washington 1,849 47.98% 2,002 51.95% 3 0.08% -153 -3.97% 3,854
Totals 107,399 51.55% 100,137 48.07% 785 0.38% 7,262 3.49% 208,321

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1944 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "1944 Election for the Fortieth Term (1945-49)". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results - Idaho". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1944". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 120 ISBN 0405077114