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1940 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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1940 United States presidential election in Connecticut

← 1936 November 5, 1940 1944 →
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 417,621 361,819
Percentage 53.44% 46.30%

Connecticut Presidential Election Results 1940.svg
County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

Roosevelt won Connecticut by a comfortable margin of 7.14%.

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1940 United States presidential election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York Henry Agard Wallace of Iowa 417,621 53.44% 8 100.00%
Republican Wendell Willkie of Indiana Charles Linza McNary of Oregon 361,819 46.30% 0 0.00%
Communist Earl Russell Browder of Kansas James W. Ford of New York 1,091 0.14% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor John W. Aiken of Connecticut Aaron M. Orange of New York 971 0.12% 0 0.00%
Total 781,502 100.00% 8 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results – Connecticut". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
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