1944 United States presidential election in Minnesota

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United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1944

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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 11 0
Popular vote 589,864 527,416
Percentage 52.4% 46.9%

County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1944 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 7, 1944, in Minnesota as part of the 1944 United States presidential election.

The Democratic candidate, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state over New York governor Thomas E. Dewey by a margin of 62,448 votes, or 5.55%. Nationally, Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented fourth term as president, with 432 electoral votes and a comfortable 7.5% lead over Dewey in the popular vote. However, Roosevelt would not serve the entirety of his fourth term, as he died within a half-year after winning his final election.

Roosevelt was the only president of the United States who was elected to more than two quadrennial terms. The 22nd Amendment, ratified on February 27, 1951, ensures that Roosevelt will continue to hold this record indefinitely, as the said amendment prohibits any person from serving more than two and a half terms as president.


United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1944[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (incumbent) 589,864 52.41% 11
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 527,416 46.86% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 5,073 0.45% 0
Socialist Labor Edward A. Teichert 3,176 0.28% 0
Totals 1,125,529 100.00% 11


  1. ^ "1944 Presidential Election Results, 1944". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2016-10-05.