1944 United States presidential election in New York

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United States presidential election in New York, 1944

← 1940 November 7, 1944 1948 →
Turnout70.9%[1] Decrease 4.8 pp
  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 47 0
Popular vote 3,304,238 2,987,647
Percentage 52.31% 47.30%

New york presidential results 1944.svg
County Results
  Roosevelt—60-70%
  Roosevelt—50-60%
  Dewey—50-60%
  Dewey—60-70%
  Dewey—70-80%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

World War II was a huge factor in President Roosevelt's race for the presidency in 1944. Here Roosevelt can be seen meeting with other Allied leaders at the 1943 Cairo Conferences, about 1 year before D-Day.

The 1944 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 7, 1944. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1944 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, who was running against local Republican Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Roosevelt ran with U.S. Senator from Missouri Harry S. Truman, and Dewey ran with Ohio Governor, an opponent during the 1944 Republican primaries, John W. Bricker as Vice President.

New York weighed in for this election as 2% more Republican than the national average.

The presidential election of 1944 was a very partisan 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 Dewey 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, although the boroughs of Queens and Staten Island remained Republican as they had voted in 1940.

The immensely popular Roosevelt won the election in New York by a solid 5 point margin, despite it also being Dewey's home state. Dewey campaigned hard against President Roosevelt's New Deal, claiming that it suffocated job growth in the country,[3] while Roosevelt's campaign focused on maintaining the New Deal, and putting an end to the war with Japan and Germany as quickly as possible. Governor Dewey's stance on the New Deal put him and his campaign in sharp contradiction with the majority voters across the country (including states such as New York, which had suffered through years of >15% unemployment during the Great Depression), and who largely attributed the economic recovery to Roosevelt's leadership, and heightened federal regulation and spending.

The 1944 presidential election was the last time until 2016 in which both major party candidates declared New York as their home state.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in New York, 1944
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 2,478,598 39.24%
American Labor Franklin D. Roosevelt 496,405 7.86%
Liberal Franklin D. Roosevelt 329,235 5.21%
Total Franklin D. Roosevelt 3,304,238 52.31% 47
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 2,987,647 47.30% 0
Socialist Labor Edward Teichert 14,352 0.23% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 10,553 0.17% 0
Totals 6,316,790 100.0% 47

County Results (Certified)[edit]

Counties Region Roosevelt Dewey Ind Oth Totals MV MV%
Albany Capitol 71,128 60,543 289 131,960 10,585 8.02%
Allegany Western 4,786 13,454 39 18,279 (8,668) -47.42%
Bronx NYC 450,525 211,158 3,352 665,035 239,367 35.99%
Broome Southern 31,056 44,013 137 75,206 (12,957) -17.23%
Cattaraugus Western 11,787 19,907 101 31,795 (8,120) -25.54%
Cayuga Central 13,849 18,680 100 32,629 (4,831) -14.81%
Chautauqua Western 22,086 32,824 264 55,174 (10,738) -19.46%
Chemung Southern 15,064 22,198 97 37,359 (7,134) -19.10%
Chenango Southern 4,997 12,745 37 17,779 (7,748) -43.58%
Clinton North C. 9,996 8,775 35 18,806 1,221 6.49%
Columbia Capitol 6,969 13,055 54 20,078 (6,086) -30.31%
Cortland Central 4,967 10,450 24 15,441 (5,483) -35.51%
Delaware Southern 5,128 14,916 25 20,069 (9,788) -48.77%
Dutchess Hudson V. 22,778 32,890 158 55,826 (10,112) -18.11%
Erie Western 195,905 185,975 1,355 383,235 9,930 2.59%
Essex North C. 4,637 10,128 33 14,798 (5,491) -37.11%
Franklin North C. 8,060 9,225 39 17,324 (1,165) -6.72%
Fulton Mohawk V. 8,813 13,195 62 22,070 (4,382) -19.86%
Genesee Finger L. 6,796 13,478 50 20,324 (6,682) -32.88%
Greene Capitol 5,231 9,807 26 15,064 (4,576) -30.38%
Hamilton North C. 830 1,834 9 2,673 (1,004) -37.56%
Herkimer Mohawk V. 12,381 15,656 48 28,085 (3,275) -11.66%
Jefferson North C. 14,449 21,834 46 36,329 (7,385) -20.33%
Kings NYC 758,270 393,926 6,168 1,158,364 364,344 31.45%
Lewis North C. 3,441 6,256 18 9,715 (2,815) -28.98%
Livingston Finger L. 6,351 11,383 41 17,775 (5,032) -28.31%
Madison Central 6,109 13,369 36 19,514 (7,260) -37.20%
Monroe Finger L. 119,672 111,725 876 232,273 7,947 3.42%
Montgomery Mohawk V. 14,400 14,726 63 29,189 (326) -1.12%
Nassau Long Is. 78,512 159,713 576 238,801 (81,201) -34.00%
New York NYC 509,263 258,650 4,864 772,777 250,613 32.43%
Niagara Western 34,850 37,614 202 72,666 (2,764) -3.80%
Oneida Mohawk V. 48,371 48,749 224 97,344 (378) -0.39%
Onondaga Central 73,562 80,507 569 154,638 (6,945) -4.49%
Ontario Finger L. 9,437 16,859 68 26,364 (7,422) -28.15%
Orange Hudson V. 24,059 39,041 162 63,262 (14,982) -23.68%
Orleans Finger L. 4,006 9,998 22 14,026 (5,992) -42.72%
Oswego Central 12,593 19,733 29 32,355 (7,140) -22.07%
Otsego Mohawk V. 7,849 15,427 37 23,313 (7,578) -32.51%
Putnam Hudson V. 4,251 7,010 33 11,294 (2,759) -24.43%
Queens NYC 292,940 365,365 2,071 660,376 (72,425) -10.97%
Rensselaer Capitol 30,173 37,819 139 68,131 (7,646) -11.22%
Richmond NYC 31,502 42,188 228 73,918 (10,686) -14.46%
Rockland Hudson V. 13,437 19,471 91 32,999 (6,034) -18.29%
Saratoga Capitol 13,788 20,197 98 34,083 (6,409) -18.80%
Schenectady Capitol 33,397 35,178 294 68,869 (1,781) -2.59%
Schoharie Mohawk V. 4,219 6,546 36 10,801 (2,327) -21.54%
Schuyler Southern 1,767 4,506 6 6,279 (2,739) -43.62%
Seneca Finger L. 4,236 7,424 28 11,688 (3,188) -27.28%
St. Lawrence North C. 15,223 21,919 77 37,219 (6,696) -17.99%
Steuben Southern 13,461 25,538 73 39,072 (12,077) -30.91%
Suffolk Long Is. 31,231 65,650 253 97,134 (34,419) -35.43%
Sullivan Hudson V. 8,836 11,258 73 20,167 (2,422) -12.01%
Tioga Southern 3,831 8,934 25 12,790 (5,103) -39.90%
Tompkins Central 7,174 12,805 74 20,053 (5,631) -28.08%
Ulster Hudson V. 16,943 26,703 117 43,763 (9,760) -22.30%
Warren Capitol 6,716 12,144 37 18,897 (5,428) -28.72%
Washington Capitol 7,100 13,861 31 20,992 (6,761) -32.21%
Wayne Finger L. 6,999 17,523 33 24,555 (10,524) -42.86%
Westchester Hudson V. 107,591 174,635 756 282,982 (67,044) -23.69%
Wyoming Finger L. 4,455 10,219 15 14,689 (5,764) -39.24%
Yates Finger L. 2,005 6,338 9 8,352 (4,333) -51.88%
Totals 3,304,238 2,987,647 0 24,932 6,316,817 316,591 5.01%

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 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ Smith, pp. 389-391