1940 United States presidential election in New York

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United States presidential election in New York, 1940

← 1936 November 5, 1940 1944 →
Turnout75.7%[1] Increase 3.1 pp
  FDRoosevelt1938.png WendellWillkie.png
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 47 0
Popular vote 3,251,918 3,027,478
Percentage 51.50% 47.95%

New york presidential results 1940.svg
County Results
  Roosevelt—60-70%
  Roosevelt—50-60%
  Willkie—50-60%
  Willkie—60-70%
  Willkie—70-80%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 5, 1940. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1940 United States presidential election. New York voters chose 47 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New York was won by incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York, who was running against Republican businessman Wendell Willkie of Indiana. Roosevelt ran with incumbent Vice President Henry A. Wallace of Iowa, and Willkie ran with Senator Charles L. McNary of Oregon.

A former Governor of New York who had easily carried the state in his previous two presidential campaigns, Franklin Roosevelt again won New York State in 1940, but by a much closer margin. Roosevelt took 51.50% of the vote versus Wendell Willkie's 47.95%, a margin of 3.55%. This is the only one of his four elections in which New York was decided by less than 5 percent

New York weighed in for this election as 6% more Republican than the national average.

The presidential election of 1940 was a very partisan election for New York, with more than 99.6% of the electorate casting votes for either the Democratic Party or the Republican.[2] In typical form for the time, the highly populated centers of New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester voted primarily Democratic, while the majority of smaller counties in New York turned out for Willkie as the Republican candidate. Much of Roosevelt's margin of victory was provided by his dominance in New York City. Roosevelt took over 60% of the vote in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx and decisively won New York City as a whole. However the boroughs of Queens and Staten Island flipped to the Republican side in 1940 after voting for FDR in 1932 and 1936, a major contributing factor to why the race was much closer than the 20-point margin FDR had won the state by in 1936.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in New York, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 2,834,500 44.98%
American Labor Franklin D. Roosevelt 417,418 6.62%
Total Franklin D. Roosevelt 3,251,918 51.50% 47
Republican Wendell Willkie 3,027,478 47.95% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 18,950 0.30% 0
Communist Earl Browder 11,289 0.18% 0
Prohibition Roger Babson 3,250 0.05% 0
N/A Others 1,012 0.02% 0
Totals 6,313,897 100.0% 47

County Results (Certified)[edit]

Counties Region Roosevelt Willkie Ind Oth Totals MV MV%
Albany Capitol 77,052 58,912 210 136,174 18,140 13.32%
Allegany Western 5,077 15,611 79 20,767 (10,534) -50.72%
Bronx NYC 418,931 198,293 6,980 624,204 220,638 35.35%
Broome Southern 32,092 44,013 179 76,284 (11,921) -15.63%
Cattaraugus Western 11,924 22,987 144 35,055 (11,063) -31.56%
Cayuga Central 13,985 21,032 156 35,173 (7,047) -20.04%
Chautauqua Western 21,524 35,536 256 57,316 (14,012) -24.45%
Chemung Southern 15,203 22,156 140 37,499 (6,953) -18.54%
Chenango Southern 5,241 14,168 43 19,452 (8,927) -45.89%
Clinton North C. 11,378 10,369 53 21,800 1,009 4.63%
Columbia Capitol 8,591 13,527 44 22,162 (4,936) -22.27%
Cortland Central 5,147 12,233 31 17,411 (7,086) -40.70%
Delaware Southern 5,968 15,684 48 21,700 (9,716) -44.77%
Dutchess Hudson V. 25,598 32,329 122 58,049 (6,731) -11.60%
Erie Western 189,779 183,664 992 374,435 6,115 1.63%
Essex North C. 5,545 11,868 38 17,451 (6,323) -36.23%
Franklin North C. 9,479 11,446 33 20,958 (1,967) -9.39%
Fulton Mohawk V. 9,040 14,896 79 24,015 (5,856) -24.38%
Genesee Finger L. 6,664 14,503 62 21,229 (7,839) -36.93%
Greene Capitol 6,425 10,153 38 16,616 (3,728) -22.44%
Hamilton North C. 840 2,029 4 2,873 (1,189) -41.39%
Herkimer Mohawk V. 13,013 17,590 54 30,657 (4,577) -14.93%
Jefferson North C. 14,581 25,584 97 40,262 (11,003) -27.33%
Kings NYC 742,668 394,534 8,365 1,145,567 348,134 30.39%
Lewis North C. 3,466 8,049 17 11,532 (4,583) -39.74%
Livingston Finger L. 6,397 12,629 58 19,084 (6,232) -32.66%
Madison Central 6,301 15,262 99 21,662 (8,961) -41.37%
Monroe Finger L. 120,613 114,383 1,099 236,095 6,230 2.64%
Montgomery Mohawk V. 15,079 15,546 34 30,659 (467) -1.52%
Nassau Long Is. 73,171 143,672 450 217,293 (70,501) -32.45%
New York NYC 478,153 292,480 7,466 778,099 185,673 23.86%
Niagara Western 33,207 36,729 165 70,101 (3,522) -5.02%
Oneida Mohawk V. 49,109 52,362 271 101,742 (3,253) -3.20%
Onondaga Central 67,481 91,056 485 159,022 (23,575) -14.82%
Ontario Finger L. 9,110 18,932 120 28,162 (9,822) -34.88%
Orange Hudson V. 27,632 38,913 145 66,690 (11,281) -16.92%
Orleans Finger L. 4,525 10,958 36 15,519 (6,433) -41.45%
Oswego Central 13,459 22,688 83 36,230 (9,229) -25.47%
Otsego Mohawk V. 7,798 16,771 78 24,647 (8,973) -36.41%
Putnam Hudson V. 4,794 7,164 39 11,997 (2,370) -19.75%
Queens NYC 288,024 323,406 2,524 613,954 (35,382) -5.76%
Rensselaer Capitol 32,387 39,648 97 72,132 (7,261) -10.07%
Richmond NYC 38,307 38,911 249 77,467 (604) -0.78%
Rockland Hudson V. 14,897 20,040 362 35,299 (5,143) -14.57%
Saratoga Capitol 15,037 21,298 98 36,433 (6,261) -17.18%
Schenectady Capitol 32,041 34,101 334 66,476 (2,060) -3.10%
Schoharie Mohawk V. 4,073 7,316 25 11,414 (3,243) -28.41%
Schuyler Southern 2,211 4,936 24 7,171 (2,725) -38.00%
Seneca Finger L. 4,203 8,364 31 12,598 (4,161) -33.03%
St. Lawrence North C. 15,569 24,339 82 39,990 (8,770) -21.93%
Steuben Southern 14,651 27,587 127 42,365 (12,936) -30.53%
Suffolk Long Is. 33,853 63,712 270 97,835 (29,859) -30.52%
Sullivan Hudson V. 9,785 11,877 76 21,738 (2,092) -9.62%
Tioga Southern 4,081 9,618 59 13,758 (5,537) -40.25%
Tompkins Central 7,118 14,325 250 21,693 (7,207) -33.22%
Ulster Hudson V. 20,403 27,186 107 47,696 (6,783) -14.22%
Warren Capitol 7,226 13,657 40 20,923 (6,431) -30.74%
Washington Capitol 7,977 15,960 38 23,975 (7,983) -33.30%
Wayne Finger L. 7,358 19,196 62 26,616 (11,838) -44.48%
Westchester Hudson V. 110,114 182,883 694 293,691 (72,769) -24.78%
Wyoming Finger L. 4,393 11,323 39 15,755 (6,930) -43.99%
Yates Finger L. 2,170 7,084 21 9,275 (4,914) -52.98%
Totals 3,251,918 3,027,478 0 34,501 6,313,897 224,440 3.55%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25.