1948 United States presidential election in Colorado

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United States presidential election in Colorado, 1948

← 1944 November 2, 1948[1] 1952 →

All 6 Colorado votes to the Electoral College
  Harry S. Truman.jpg ThomasDewey.png
Nominee Harry S. Truman Thomas Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Missouri New York
Running mate Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 267,288 239,714
Percentage 51.9% 46.5%

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

The 1948 United States presidential election in Colorado took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. Colorado voters chose six[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Colorado was won by incumbent President Harry S. Truman (DMissouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 51.88% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 46.52% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Colorado, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 267,288 51.88%
Republican Thomas Dewey 239,714 46.52%
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 6,115 1.19%
Socialist Norman Thomas 1,678 0.33%
Write-in 442 0.09%
Total votes 515,237 100%

By county[edit]

County Truman% Truman# Dewey% Dewey# Others% Others#
Adams 40.95% 4,419 57.82% 6,240 1.22% 132
Alamosa 54.75% 2,395 44.58% 1,950 0.66% 29
Arapahoe 46.16% 6,962 52.67% 7,943 1.16% 175
Archuleta 44.18% 479 55.07% 597 0.73% 8
Baca 51.58% 1,398 47.51% 1,260 0.90% 24
Bent 55.56% 1,658 43.43% 1,296 1.00% 30
Boulder 44.31% 8,792 52.09% 10,335 3.58% 712
Chaffee 41.22% 1,476 57.68% 2,065 1.08% 39
Cheyenne 51.44% 713 47.40% 657 1.15% 16
Clear Creek 50.24% 836 48.67% 810 1.08% 18
Conejos 58.42% 2,236 40.03% 1,532 1.54% 59
Costilla 61.72% 1,563 36.37% 921 1.89% 48
Crowley 49.21% 1,004 50.34% 1,027 0.44% 9
Custer 40.72% 384 58.00% 547 1.27% 12
Delta 49.01% 3,171 48.81% 3,158 2.16% 140
Denver 52.93% 89,489 45.16% 76,364 1.90% 3,214
Dolores 54.30% 435 43.94% 352 1.74% 14
Douglas 43.67% 767 55.75% 979 0.56% 10
Eagle 55.05% 1,008 40.30% 738 4.64% 85
El Paso 43.24% 12,291 55.26% 15,705 1.48% 423
Elbert 42.60% 873 56.36% 1,155 1.02% 21
Fremont 47.25% 4,077 51.24% 4,421 1.49% 129
Garfield 49.02% 2,364 50.10% 2,416 0.87% 42
Gilpin 48.44% 296 49.42% 302 2.12% 13
Grand 48.84% 763 49.74% 777 1.40% 22
Gunnison 53.16% 1,326 44.22% 1,103 2.60% 65
Hinsdale 36.05% 75 63.95% 133 0.00% 0
Huerfano 63.73% 3,448 34.02% 1,841 2.23% 121
Jackson 47.08% 291 52.91% 327 0.00% 0
Jefferson 47.36% 9,145 51.28% 9,903 1.34% 260
Kiowa 46.05% 659 52.96% 758 0.97% 14
Kit Carson 40.27% 1,281 58.88% 1,873 0.84% 27
La Plata 47.31% 2,536 51.02% 2,735 1.66% 89
Lake 63.18% 1,581 33.49% 838 3.31% 83
Larimer 41.47% 7,062 57.62% 9,813 0.90% 154
Las Animas 67.67% 7,586 30.79% 3,452 1.53% 172
Lincoln 48.92% 1,231 50.51% 1,271 0.55% 14
Logan 49.30% 3,179 49.98% 3,223 0.71% 46
Mesa 55.32% 8,401 43.37% 6,586 1.30% 198
Mineral 56.71% 190 42.98% 144 0.29% 1
Moffat 46.04% 1,101 52.73% 1,261 1.21% 29
Montezuma 49.89% 1,653 49.20% 1,630 0.90% 30
Montrose 49.72% 2,544 48.33% 2,473 1.93% 99
Morgan 45.62% 2,912 53.54% 3,417 0.83% 53
Otero 66.29% 8,640 33.08% 4,311 0.62% 81
Ouray 44.11% 461 54.29% 574 0.95% 10
Park 43.83% 505 55.29% 637 0.86% 10
Phillips 45.48% 932 52.51% 1,076 2.00% 41
Pitkin 54.46% 409 42.47% 319 3.06% 23
Prowers 49.47% 2,947 49.63% 2,505 0.89% 45
Pueblo 61.74% 21,637 36.40% 12,756 1.84% 648
Rio Blanco 42.94% 752 56.02% 981 1.02% 18
Rio Grande 46.80% 1,814 52.86% 2,049 0.33% 13
Routt 57.18% 2,088 40.86% 1,492 1.94% 71
Saguache 52.09% 1,009 47.18% 914 0.72% 14
San Juan 49.71% 348 47.00% 329 3.28% 23
San Miguel 56.81% 613 41.79% 451 1.39% 15
Sedgwick 44.67% 834 54.63% 1,020 0.69% 13
Summit 56.00% 378 43.25% 292 0.74% 5
Teller 50.35% 779 48.35% 748 1.29% 20
Washington 44.08% 1,308 55.30% 1,636 0.60% 18
Weld 46.25% 10,934 52.65% 12,446 1.09% 259
Yuma 45.26% 1,907 54.04% 2,277 0.68% 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1948 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "1948 Election for the Forty-First Term (1949-53)". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results - Colorado". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1948". Retrieved October 25, 2017.