1944 United States presidential election in Maine

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1944

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Nominee Thomas E. Dewey Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New York
Running mate John W. Bricker Harry S. Truman
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 155,434 140,631
Percentage 52.44% 47.45%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic


The 1944 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. State voters chose five electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Maine was won by Republican Party candidate New York governor Thomas E. Dewey over Democratic candidate, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Dewey won Maine by a narrow margin of 4.99 percent.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 1944[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Thomas Edmund Dewey of New York John William Bricker of Ohio 155,434 52.44% 5 100.00%
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York Harry S. Truman of Missouri 140,631 47.45% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Edward A. Teichert of Pennsylvania Arla Arbaugh of Ohio 335 0.11% 0 0.00%
Total 296,400 100.00% 5 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Dewey# Dewey% Roosevelt# Roosevelt% Teichert# Teichert% Total votes cast[2]
Androscoggin 10,927 36.38% 19,078 63.51% 34 0.11% 30,037
Aroostook 11,678 59.23% 8,017 40.66% 22 0.11% 19,717
Cumberland 29,349 52.15% 26,857 47.72% 72 0.13% 56,278
Franklin 4,127 60.90% 2,646 39.04% 4 0.06% 6,777
Hancock 7,143 68.71% 3,241 31.18% 12 0.12% 10,396
Kennebec 14,335 50.42% 14,070 49.49% 25 0.09% 28,430
Knox 5,590 59.70% 3,758 40.14% 15 0.16% 9,363
Lincoln 4,919 69.97% 2,102 29.90% 9 0.13% 7,030
Oxford 8,053 55.76% 6,377 44.16% 12 0.08% 14,442
Penobscot 16,934 55.95% 13,292 43.92% 38 0.13% 30,264
Piscataquis 3,536 54.45% 2,957 45.53% 1 0.02% 6,494
Sagadahoc 3,883 49.22% 4,003 50.74% 3 0.04% 7,889
Somerset 7,167 57.23% 5,331 42.57% 25 0.20% 12,523
Waldo 4,291 70.30% 1,807 29.60% 6 0.10% 6,104
Washington 5,380 48.44% 5,709 51.40% 18 0.16% 11,107
York 18,122 45.82% 21,386 54.08% 39 0.10% 39,547
Totals 155,434 52.44% 140,631 47.45% 335 0.11% 296,400

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results – Maine". 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. 203 ISBN 0405077114