1944 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1944

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All 9 Mississippi 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 9 0
Popular vote 168,479 11,601
Percentage 93.6% 6.4%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

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

Mississippi was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Senator Harry S. Truman, with 93.56 percent of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor John Bricker, with 6.44 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

The 1944 Mississippi election marks the last time any candidate has received over ninety percent of the popular vote in any state. As of the 2016 presidential election it remains the last occasion Forrest County has voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[5]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 168,479 93.56%
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 11,601 6.44%
Total votes 180,080 100%

Results by county[edit]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Margin Total votes cast[6]
County # % # % # % #
Adams 1,638 85.31% 282 14.69% 1,356 70.63% 1,920
Alcorn 2,669 92.83% 206 7.17% 2,463 85.67% 2,875
Amite 1,426 94.25% 87 5.75% 1,339 88.50% 1,513
Attala 2,187 96.17% 87 3.83% 2,100 92.35% 2,274
Benton 852 95.30% 42 4.70% 810 90.60% 894
Bolivar 2,444 86.61% 378 13.39% 2,066 73.21% 2,822
Calhoun 2,072 95.53% 97 4.47% 1,975 91.06% 2,169
Carroll 1,438 95.48% 68 4.52% 1,370 90.97% 1,506
Chickasaw 1,935 91.49% 180 8.51% 1,755 82.98% 2,115
Choctaw 1,119 93.64% 76 6.36% 1,043 87.28% 1,195
Claiborne 710 94.04% 45 5.96% 665 88.08% 755
Clarke 1,694 94.69% 95 5.31% 1,599 89.38% 1,789
Clay 1,158 91.40% 109 8.60% 1,049 82.79% 1,267
Coahoma 2,392 92.61% 191 7.39% 2,201 85.21% 2,583
Copiah 2,409 96.59% 85 3.41% 2,324 93.18% 2,494
Covington 1,672 96.65% 58 3.35% 1,614 93.29% 1,730
DeSoto 1,561 92.70% 123 7.30% 1,438 85.39% 1,684
Forrest 3,649 89.33% 436 10.67% 3,213 78.65% 4,085
Franklin 1,211 96.11% 49 3.89% 1,162 92.22% 1,260
George 1,051 91.95% 92 8.05% 959 83.90% 1,143
Greene 907 89.27% 109 10.73% 798 78.54% 1,016
Grenada 1,373 92.15% 117 7.85% 1,256 84.30% 1,490
Hancock 1,642 92.30% 137 7.70% 1,505 84.60% 1,779
Harrison 5,976 90.57% 622 9.43% 5,354 81.15% 6,598
Hinds 10,466 91.58% 962 8.42% 9,504 83.16% 11,428
Holmes 1,954 94.12% 122 5.88% 1,832 88.25% 2,076
Humphreys 1,150 97.05% 35 2.95% 1,115 94.09% 1,185
Issaquena 215 97.73% 5 2.27% 210 95.45% 220
Itawamba 1,350 88.06% 183 11.94% 1,167 76.13% 1,533
Jackson 2,636 92.52% 213 7.48% 2,423 85.05% 2,849
Jasper 1,667 97.26% 47 2.74% 1,620 94.52% 1,714
Jefferson 766 96.84% 25 3.16% 741 93.68% 791
Jefferson Davis 1,372 93.97% 88 6.03% 1,284 87.95% 1,460
Jones 4,782 93.42% 337 6.58% 4,445 86.83% 5,119
Kemper 1,345 97.32% 37 2.68% 1,308 94.65% 1,382
Lafayette 2,148 96.11% 87 3.89% 2,061 92.21% 2,235
Lamar 1,065 91.97% 93 8.03% 972 83.94% 1,158
Lauderdale 6,036 94.09% 379 5.91% 5,657 88.18% 6,415
Lawrence 1,535 97.15% 45 2.85% 1,490 94.30% 1,580
Leake 2,800 99.15% 24 0.85% 2,776 98.30% 2,824
Lee 3,509 93.85% 230 6.15% 3,279 87.70% 3,739
Leflore 2,399 92.30% 200 7.70% 2,199 84.61% 2,599
Lincoln 2,445 95.96% 103 4.04% 2,342 91.92% 2,548
Lowndes 2,216 86.02% 360 13.98% 1,856 72.05% 2,576
Madison 1,921 94.86% 104 5.14% 1,817 89.73% 2,025
Marion 2,441 97.84% 54 2.16% 2,387 95.67% 2,495
Marshall 1,441 95.81% 63 4.19% 1,378 91.62% 1,504
Monroe 3,104 95.13% 159 4.87% 2,945 90.25% 3,263
Montgomery 1,371 94.88% 74 5.12% 1,297 89.76% 1,445
Neshoba 3,025 95.85% 131 4.15% 2,894 91.70% 3,156
Newton 2,516 97.82% 56 2.18% 2,460 95.65% 2,572
Noxubee 994 90.61% 103 9.39% 891 81.22% 1,097
Oktibbeha 1,948 94.66% 110 5.34% 1,838 89.31% 2,058
Panola 1,931 95.55% 90 4.45% 1,841 91.09% 2,021
Pearl River 2,131 96.21% 84 3.79% 2,047 92.42% 2,215
Perry 796 94.76% 44 5.24% 752 89.52% 840
Pike 2,972 92.30% 248 7.70% 2,724 84.60% 3,220
Pontotoc 1,716 95.17% 87 4.83% 1,629 90.35% 1,803
Prentiss 1,652 90.42% 175 9.58% 1,477 80.84% 1,827
Quitman 1,106 94.94% 59 5.06% 1,047 89.87% 1,165
Rankin 2,374 96.04% 98 3.96% 2,276 92.07% 2,472
Scott 2,165 97.30% 60 2.70% 2,105 94.61% 2,225
Sharkey 698 96.68% 24 3.32% 674 93.35% 722
Simpson 2,470 96.94% 78 3.06% 2,392 93.88% 2,548
Smith 2,456 93.70% 165 6.30% 2,291 87.41% 2,621
Stone 989 95.83% 43 4.17% 946 91.67% 1,032
Sunflower 2,799 94.75% 155 5.25% 2,644 89.51% 2,954
Tallahatchie 2,401 98.36% 40 1.64% 2,361 96.72% 2,441
Tate 1,455 98.05% 29 1.95% 1,426 96.09% 1,484
Tippah 2,539 95.27% 126 4.73% 2,413 90.54% 2,665
Tishomingo 1,412 82.67% 296 17.33% 1,116 65.34% 1,708
Tunica 721 95.37% 35 4.63% 686 90.74% 756
Union 2,140 92.12% 183 7.88% 1,957 84.24% 2,323
Walthall 1,230 94.76% 68 5.24% 1,162 89.52% 1,298
Warren 3,202 91.33% 304 8.67% 2,898 82.66% 3,506
Washington 2,012 81.59% 454 18.41% 1,558 63.18% 2,466
Wayne 1,380 97.53% 35 2.47% 1,345 95.05% 1,415
Webster 1,504 92.21% 127 7.79% 1,377 84.43% 1,631
Wilkinson 863 91.52% 80 8.48% 783 83.03% 943
Winston 1,822 97.28% 51 2.72% 1,771 94.55% 1,873
Yalobusha 1,582 94.22% 97 5.78% 1,485 88.45% 1,679
Yazoo 2,301 96.72% 78 3.28% 2,223 93.44% 2,379
Totals 168,621 93.56% 11,613 6.44% 157,008 87.11% 180,234

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1944 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "1944 Election for the Fortieth Term (1945-49)". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results - Mississippi". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1944". Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  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; pp. 249-250 ISBN 0405077114