1948 United States presidential election in Washington (state)

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United States presidential election in Washington, 1948

← 1944 November 2, 1948[1] 1952 →

All 8 Washington 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 8 0
Popular vote 476,165 386,315
Percentage 52.6% 42.7%

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County Results


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



President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

The 1948 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 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 Harry S. Truman (DMissouri), running with Kentucky Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 52.61 percent of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas Dewey (RNew York), running with California Governor Earl Warren, with 42.68 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion Lincoln County has voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[5]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Washington, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 476,165 52.61%
Republican Thomas Dewey 386,315 42.68%
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 31,692 3.50%
Prohibition Claude A. Watson 6,117 0.68%
Socialist Norman Thomas 3,534 0.39%
Write-in 1,236 0.14%
Total votes 905,059 100%

Results by county[edit]

Harry S. Truman
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Henry Agard Wallace[6]
Progressive
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[7]
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 1,267 47.22% 1,394 51.96% 14 0.52% 8 0.30% -127 -4.73% 2,683
Asotin 2,054 57.33% 1,384 38.63% 117 3.27% 28 0.78% 670 18.70% 3,583
Benton 8,458 58.46% 5,852 40.45% 116 0.80% 41 0.28% 2,606 18.01% 14,467
Chelan 7,702 50.17% 7,392 48.15% 147 0.96% 110 0.72% 310 2.02% 15,351
Clallam 5,412 53.60% 4,178 41.38% 456 4.52% 51 0.51% 1,234 12.22% 10,097
Clark 17,154 56.93% 11,546 38.32% 1,041 3.45% 391 1.30% 5,608 18.61% 30,132
Columbia 1,015 48.06% 1,062 50.28% 25 1.18% 10 0.47% -47 -2.23% 2,112
Cowlitz 11,075 58.59% 7,098 37.55% 625 3.31% 104 0.55% 3,977 21.04% 18,902
Douglas 2,251 55.81% 1,703 42.23% 32 0.79% 47 1.17% 548 13.59% 4,033
Ferry 824 61.49% 473 35.30% 38 2.84% 5 0.37% 351 26.19% 1,340
Franklin 2,525 61.14% 1,541 37.31% 46 1.11% 18 0.44% 984 23.83% 4,130
Garfield 747 48.79% 749 48.92% 6 0.39% 29 1.89% -2 -0.13% 1,531
Grant 4,067 64.79% 2,081 33.15% 107 1.70% 22 0.35% 1,986 31.64% 6,277
Grays Harbor 13,660 58.84% 8,357 36.00% 1,034 4.45% 164 0.71% 5,303 22.84% 23,215
Island 1,694 46.03% 1,805 49.05% 148 4.02% 33 0.90% -111 -3.02% 3,680
Jefferson 1,911 51.99% 1,610 43.80% 129 3.51% 26 0.71% 301 8.19% 3,676
King 143,295 49.14% 131,039 44.93% 11,857 4.07% 5,444 1.87% 12,256 4.20% 291,635
Kitsap 19,538 63.69% 9,869 32.17% 1,077 3.51% 194 0.63% 9,669 31.52% 30,678
Kittitas 4,588 54.96% 3,446 41.28% 272 3.26% 42 0.50% 1,142 13.68% 8,348
Klickitat 2,206 51.88% 1,951 45.88% 58 1.36% 37 0.87% 255 6.00% 4,252
Lewis 8,394 46.76% 9,047 50.39% 415 2.31% 97 0.54% -653 -3.64% 17,953
Lincoln 2,518 51.14% 2,348 47.68% 48 0.97% 10 0.20% 170 3.45% 4,924
Mason 3,613 55.58% 2,524 38.82% 333 5.12% 31 0.48% 1,089 16.75% 6,501
Okanogan 5,644 56.81% 4,083 41.10% 150 1.51% 58 0.58% 1,561 15.71% 9,935
Pacific 3,902 55.33% 2,749 38.98% 360 5.10% 41 0.58% 1,153 16.35% 7,052
Pend Oreille 1,465 57.07% 1,009 39.31% 80 3.12% 13 0.51% 456 17.76% 2,567
Pierce 50,674 55.82% 34,396 37.89% 4,355 4.80% 1,361 1.50% 16,278 17.93% 90,786
San Juan 636 40.38% 881 55.94% 51 3.24% 7 0.44% -245 -15.56% 1,575
Skagit 9,080 49.91% 8,176 44.94% 782 4.30% 154 0.85% 904 4.97% 18,192
Skamania 1,067 57.93% 707 38.38% 52 2.82% 16 0.87% 360 19.54% 1,842
Snohomish 25,924 56.04% 17,018 36.79% 2,737 5.92% 581 1.26% 8,906 19.25% 46,260
Spokane 49,649 55.79% 37,086 41.68% 1,778 2.00% 475 0.53% 12,563 14.12% 88,988
Stevens 4,205 56.56% 2,977 40.05% 218 2.93% 34 0.46% 1,228 16.52% 7,434
Thurston 10,461 50.28% 9,511 45.72% 700 3.36% 132 0.63% 950 4.57% 20,804
Wahkiakum 877 54.92% 622 38.95% 80 5.01% 18 1.13% 255 15.97% 1,597
Walla Walla 7,102 46.18% 7,993 51.98% 126 0.82% 157 1.02% -891 -5.79% 15,378
Whatcom 13,736 48.28% 12,850 45.17% 1,383 4.86% 482 1.69% 886 3.11% 28,451
Whitman 6,015 47.21% 6,411 50.32% 209 1.64% 105 0.82% -396 -3.11% 12,740
Yakima 19,760 47.10% 21,396 51.00% 490 1.17% 311 0.74% -1,636 -3.90% 41,957
Totals 476,165 52.61% 386,314 42.68% 31,692 3.50% 10,887 1.20% 89,851 9.93% 905,058

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1948 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "1948 Election for the Forty-First Term (1949-53)". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results - Washington". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1948". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  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. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for Henry Wallace (.xlsx file for €15)
  7. ^ Géoelections; 1948 Presidential Election Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)