1948 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1948

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All 10 Louisiana votes to the Electoral College
  StromThurmond.png Harry S. Truman.jpg ThomasDewey.png
Nominee Strom Thurmond Harry S. Truman Thomas Dewey
Party Dixiecrat Democratic Republican
Home state South Carolina Missouri New York
Running mate Fielding L. Wright Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 204,290 136,344 72,657
Percentage 49.1% 32.8% 17.5%

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

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

Louisiana was won by Governor Strom Thurmond (DXSouth Carolina), running with Governor Fielding L. Wright, with 49.07% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Harry S. Truman (DMissouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 32.75% of the popular vote, and Governor Thomas Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 17.45% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond 204,290 49.07%
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 136,344 32.75%
Republican Thomas Dewey 72,657 17.45%
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 3,035 0.73%
Write-in 10 0.00%
Total votes 416,336 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1948 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "1948 Election for the Forty-First Term (1949-53)". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1948". Retrieved December 20, 2017.