1944 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1944

← 1940 November 7, 1944 1948 →
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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Harry Truman John Bricker
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 281,564 67,750
Percentage 80.59% 19.39%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1944 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. Louisiana voters chose ten[1] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Louisiana was won by incumbent president Franklin D. Roosevelt over New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey by a large margin of 61.20 percentage points.[2]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when Bossier Parish has voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[3] Plaquemines Parish and Lincoln Parish have both voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate only once since – for Bill Clinton in 1996 – whilst Caddo Parish and Claiborne Parish would never vote Democratic again until Clinton in 1992.[3]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 281,564 80.59%
Republican Thomas Dewey 67,750 19.39%
Other 69 0.02%
Total votes 349,383 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1944 Election for the Fortieth Term (1945-1949)". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  2. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1944". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  3. ^ a b Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 215-218 ISBN 0786422173