1944 United States presidential election in Washington (state)

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United States presidential election in Washington, 1944

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All 8 Washington votes to the Electoral College
  1944 portrait of FDR (1)(small).jpg ThomasDewey.png
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 8 0
Popular vote 486,774 361,689
Percentage 56.8% 42.2%

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County Results


Roosevelt:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%
Dewey:      50-60%      60-70%



President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

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

Washington was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Missouri Senator Harry S. Truman, with 56.84 percent of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (RNew York), running with Ohio Governor John Bricker, with 42.24 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Washington, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 486,774 56.84%
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 361,689 42.24%
Socialist Norman Thomas 3,824 0.45%
Prohibition Claude A. Watson 2,396 0.28%
Socialist Labor Edward A. Teichert 1,645 0.19%
Total votes 856,328 100%

Results by county[edit]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[5]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 1,062 38.76% 1,666 60.80% 12 0.44% -604 -22.04% 2,740
Asotin 1,888 57.74% 1,367 41.80% 15 0.46% 521 15.93% 3,270
Benton 4,233 51.80% 3,905 47.79% 34 0.42% 328 4.01% 8,172
Chelan 6,557 47.82% 7,081 51.64% 75 0.55% -524 -3.82% 13,713
Clallam 5,441 60.11% 3,551 39.23% 59 0.65% 1,890 20.88% 9,051
Clark 18,861 59.78% 12,312 39.03% 376 1.19% 6,549 20.76% 31,549
Columbia 1,039 45.77% 1,211 53.35% 20 0.88% -172 -7.58% 2,270
Cowlitz 10,485 62.41% 6,157 36.65% 157 0.93% 4,328 25.76% 16,799
Douglas 1,832 49.99% 1,809 49.36% 24 0.65% 23 0.63% 3,665
Ferry 792 60.23% 518 39.39% 5 0.38% 274 20.84% 1,315
Franklin 1,974 58.56% 1,381 40.97% 16 0.47% 593 17.59% 3,371
Garfield 677 42.00% 925 57.38% 10 0.62% -248 -15.38% 1,612
Grant 2,354 60.33% 1,530 39.21% 18 0.46% 824 21.12% 3,902
Grays Harbor 13,803 63.41% 7,834 35.99% 130 0.60% 5,969 27.42% 21,767
Island 1,662 52.15% 1,487 46.66% 38 1.19% 175 5.49% 3,187
Jefferson 1,829 56.07% 1,415 43.38% 18 0.55% 414 12.69% 3,262
King 165,308 57.68% 118,719 41.42% 2,577 0.90% 46,589 16.26% 286,604
Kitsap 24,016 67.67% 11,224 31.62% 251 0.71% 12,792 36.04% 35,491
Kittitas 4,227 55.00% 3,423 44.54% 36 0.47% 804 10.46% 7,686
Klickitat 2,089 50.62% 1,980 47.98% 58 1.41% 109 2.64% 4,127
Lewis 7,706 46.07% 8,896 53.19% 124 0.74% -1,190 -7.11% 16,726
Lincoln 2,328 45.95% 2,723 53.75% 15 0.30% -395 -7.80% 5,066
Mason 3,379 62.61% 1,976 36.61% 42 0.78% 1,403 26.00% 5,397
Okanogan 4,642 52.97% 4,084 46.60% 38 0.43% 558 6.37% 8,764
Pacific 3,745 60.64% 2,419 39.17% 12 0.19% 1,326 21.47% 6,176
Pend Oreille 1,385 56.48% 1,052 42.90% 15 0.61% 333 13.58% 2,452
Pierce 53,269 61.68% 31,626 36.62% 1,475 1.71% 21,643 25.06% 86,370
San Juan 644 47.56% 703 51.92% 7 0.52% -59 -4.36% 1,354
Skagit 9,409 54.29% 7,805 45.03% 118 0.68% 1,604 9.25% 17,332
Skamania 968 58.77% 668 40.56% 11 0.67% 300 18.21% 1,647
Snohomish 27,345 63.40% 15,182 35.20% 603 1.40% 12,163 28.20% 43,130
Spokane 45,491 55.27% 36,359 44.18% 456 0.55% 9,132 11.10% 82,306
Stevens 3,951 55.14% 3,151 43.98% 63 0.88% 800 11.17% 7,165
Thurston 9,708 54.64% 7,900 44.47% 158 0.89% 1,808 10.18% 17,766
Wahkiakum 1,003 64.92% 532 34.43% 10 0.65% 471 30.49% 1,545
Walla Walla 5,793 43.77% 7,364 55.64% 78 0.59% -1,571 -11.87% 13,235
Whatcom 14,787 52.63% 12,890 45.88% 421 1.50% 1,897 6.75% 28,098
Whitman 5,449 47.42% 6,000 52.22% 41 0.36% -551 -4.80% 11,490
Yakima 15,643 42.56% 20,864 56.76% 249 0.68% -5,221 -14.20% 36,756
Totals 486,774 56.84% 361,689 42.24% 7,865 0.92% 125,085 14.61% 856,328

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1944 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "1944 Election for the Fortieth Term (1945-49)". Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results - Washington". Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1944". Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 490 ISBN 0405077114