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1940 United States presidential election in Kentucky

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1940 United States presidential election in Kentucky
Flag of Kentucky (1918-1963).svg

← 1936 November 5, 1940[1] 1944 →

All 11 Kentucky votes to the Electoral College
 
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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 557,332 410,384
Percentage 57.45% 42.3%

Kentucky Presidential Election Results 1940.svg
County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose 11[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Kentucky was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 57.45 percent of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 42.30 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results

1940 United States presidential election in Kentucky
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 557,322 57.45%
Republican Wendell Willkie 410,384 42.30%
Prohibition Roger Babson 1,443 0.15%
Socialist Norman Thomas 1,014 0.10%
Total votes 970,163 100%

Results by county

County Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[5]
# % # % # % # %
Adair 2,711 42.37% 3,674 57.42% 13 0.20% -963 -15.05% 6,398
Allen 2,036 38.49% 3,232 61.11% 21 0.40% -1,196 -22.61% 5,289
Anderson 2,515 66.73% 1,244 33.01% 10 0.27% 1,271 33.72% 3,769
Ballard 3,212 80.89% 758 19.09% 1 0.03% 2,454 61.80% 3,971
Barren 4,888 60.11% 3,233 39.76% 11 0.14% 1,655 20.35% 8,132
Bath 2,528 60.54% 1,636 39.18% 12 0.29% 892 21.36% 4,176
Bell 5,910 54.23% 4,962 45.53% 27 0.25% 948 8.70% 10,899
Boone 2,518 64.76% 1,357 34.90% 13 0.33% 1,161 29.86% 3,888
Bourbon 4,254 61.38% 2,673 38.57% 4 0.06% 1,581 22.81% 6,931
Boyd 9,868 57.16% 7,322 42.41% 75 0.43% 2,546 14.75% 17,265
Boyle 4,081 64.28% 2,257 35.55% 11 0.17% 1,824 28.73% 6,349
Bracken 1,961 55.69% 1,551 44.05% 9 0.26% 410 11.64% 3,521
Breathitt 3,977 71.14% 1,602 28.66% 11 0.20% 2,375 42.49% 5,590
Breckinridge 3,296 50.01% 3,258 49.43% 37 0.56% 38 0.58% 6,591
Bullitt 2,388 74.46% 813 25.35% 6 0.19% 1,575 49.11% 3,207
Butler 1,455 31.47% 3,163 68.40% 6 0.13% -1,708 -36.94% 4,624
Caldwell 2,858 55.71% 2,246 43.78% 26 0.51% 612 11.93% 5,130
Calloway 5,793 86.49% 896 13.38% 9 0.13% 4,897 73.11% 6,698
Campbell 14,801 49.63% 14,916 50.02% 103 0.35% -115 -0.39% 29,820
Carlisle 2,366 82.21% 500 17.37% 12 0.42% 1,866 64.84% 2,878
Carroll 2,915 78.15% 804 21.55% 11 0.29% 2,111 56.60% 3,730
Carter 3,403 42.83% 4,520 56.88% 23 0.29% -1,117 -14.06% 7,946
Casey 1,862 32.37% 3,874 67.34% 17 0.30% -2,012 -34.97% 5,753
Christian 6,599 54.17% 5,566 45.69% 16 0.13% 1,033 8.48% 12,181
Clark 3,970 64.82% 2,136 34.87% 19 0.31% 1,834 29.94% 6,125
Clay 1,632 27.08% 4,395 72.92% 0 0.00% -2,763 -45.84% 6,027
Clinton 755 22.69% 2,573 77.31% 0 0.00% -1,818 -54.63% 3,328
Crittenden 1,834 41.01% 2,624 58.68% 14 0.31% -790 -17.67% 4,472
Cumberland 872 25.58% 2,533 74.30% 4 0.12% -1,661 -48.72% 3,409
Daviess 9,344 62.19% 5,633 37.49% 49 0.33% 3,711 24.70% 15,026
Edmonson 1,332 33.86% 2,589 65.81% 13 0.33% -1,257 -31.95% 3,934
Elliott 2,013 76.05% 634 23.95% 0 0.00% 1,379 52.10% 2,647
Estill 2,587 47.16% 2,889 52.66% 10 0.18% -302 -5.50% 5,486
Fayette 15,834 55.69% 12,514 44.01% 84 0.30% 3,320 11.68% 28,432
Fleming 2,999 51.11% 2,855 48.65% 14 0.24% 144 2.45% 5,868
Floyd 9,100 71.03% 3,711 28.97% 0 0.00% 5,389 42.07% 12,811
Franklin 6,956 78.18% 1,927 21.66% 14 0.16% 5,029 56.52% 8,897
Fulton 3,592 81.79% 791 18.01% 9 0.20% 2,801 63.78% 4,392
Gallatin 1,473 74.70% 495 25.10% 4 0.20% 978 49.59% 1,972
Garrard 2,162 50.07% 2,148 49.75% 8 0.19% 14 0.32% 4,318
Grant 2,729 63.93% 1,535 35.96% 5 0.12% 1,194 27.97% 4,269
Graves 9,786 81.99% 2,122 17.78% 27 0.23% 7,664 64.21% 11,935
Grayson 2,678 45.69% 3,156 53.85% 27 0.46% -478 -8.16% 5,861
Green 1,993 44.21% 2,497 55.39% 18 0.40% -504 -11.18% 4,508
Greenup 4,742 53.73% 4,059 45.99% 24 0.27% 683 7.74% 8,825
Hancock 1,338 48.41% 1,424 51.52% 2 0.07% -86 -3.11% 2,764
Hardin 4,718 66.54% 2,351 33.16% 21 0.30% 2,367 33.39% 7,090
Harlan 10,582 64.20% 5,859 35.55% 42 0.25% 4,723 28.65% 16,483
Harrison 4,228 71.01% 1,707 28.67% 19 0.32% 2,521 42.34% 5,954
Hart 3,280 53.29% 2,866 46.56% 9 0.15% 414 6.73% 6,155
Henderson 6,727 73.03% 2,455 26.65% 29 0.31% 4,272 46.38% 9,211
Henry 3,862 72.47% 1,445 27.12% 22 0.41% 2,417 45.36% 5,329
Hickman 2,758 84.73% 490 15.05% 7 0.22% 2,268 69.68% 3,255
Hopkins 8,695 68.96% 3,884 30.80% 30 0.24% 4,811 38.16% 12,609
Jackson 465 11.07% 3,722 88.62% 13 0.31% -3,257 -77.55% 4,200
Jefferson 94,710 58.75% 66,052 40.97% 456 0.28% 28,658 17.78% 161,218
Jessamine 2,815 60.00% 1,837 39.15% 40 0.85% 978 20.84% 4,692
Johnson 3,042 37.58% 5,042 62.29% 10 0.12% -2,000 -24.71% 8,094
Kenton 19,261 59.30% 13,147 40.47% 74 0.23% 6,114 18.82% 32,482
Knott 4,434 85.38% 759 14.62% 0 0.00% 3,675 70.77% 5,193
Knox 3,319 39.84% 5,003 60.06% 8 0.10% -1,684 -20.22% 8,330
Larue 2,463 65.14% 1,309 34.62% 9 0.24% 1,154 30.52% 3,781
Laurel 2,860 35.48% 5,180 64.27% 20 0.25% -2,320 -28.78% 8,060
Lawrence 3,178 50.83% 3,055 48.86% 19 0.30% 123 1.97% 6,252
Lee 1,622 46.41% 1,866 53.39% 7 0.20% -244 -6.98% 3,495
Leslie 626 15.97% 3,292 83.96% 3 0.08% -2,666 -67.99% 3,921
Letcher 6,127 57.92% 4,433 41.90% 19 0.18% 1,694 16.01% 10,579
Lewis 1,878 35.78% 3,371 64.22% 0 0.00% -1,493 -28.44% 5,249
Lincoln 3,657 53.91% 3,090 45.56% 36 0.53% 567 8.36% 6,783
Livingston 2,013 62.65% 1,184 36.85% 16 0.50% 829 25.80% 3,213
Logan 6,631 74.44% 2,268 25.46% 9 0.10% 4,363 48.98% 8,908
Lyon 1,979 67.84% 921 31.57% 17 0.58% 1,058 36.27% 2,917
Madison 6,484 52.54% 5,789 46.91% 67 0.54% 695 5.63% 12,340
Magoffin 2,812 51.30% 2,668 48.68% 1 0.02% 144 2.63% 5,481
Marion 3,482 66.15% 1,763 33.49% 19 0.36% 1,719 32.66% 5,264
Marshall 3,549 76.13% 1,100 23.60% 13 0.28% 2,449 52.53% 4,662
Martin 826 26.63% 2,275 73.34% 1 0.03% -1,449 -46.71% 3,102
Mason 4,386 54.03% 3,704 45.63% 27 0.33% 682 8.40% 8,117
McCracken 11,562 76.23% 3,554 23.43% 52 0.34% 8,008 52.80% 15,168
McCreary 1,248 28.18% 3,172 71.62% 9 0.20% -1,924 -43.44% 4,429
McLean 2,709 61.33% 1,698 38.44% 10 0.23% 1,011 22.89% 4,417
Meade 2,114 67.73% 995 31.88% 12 0.38% 1,119 35.85% 3,121
Menifee 1,176 69.50% 511 30.20% 5 0.30% 665 39.30% 1,692
Mercer 3,606 65.92% 1,845 33.73% 19 0.35% 1,761 32.19% 5,470
Metcalfe 1,826 45.15% 2,206 54.55% 12 0.30% -380 -9.40% 4,044
Monroe 1,390 29.44% 3,321 70.33% 11 0.23% -1,931 -40.89% 4,722
Montgomery 2,755 62.06% 1,671 37.64% 13 0.29% 1,084 24.42% 4,439
Morgan 4,148 73.33% 1,509 26.67% 0 0.00% 2,639 46.65% 5,657
Muhlenberg 5,140 48.95% 5,332 50.78% 28 0.27% -192 -1.83% 10,500
Nelson 4,193 66.45% 2,109 33.42% 8 0.13% 2,084 33.03% 6,310
Nicholas 2,124 63.50% 1,207 36.08% 14 0.42% 917 27.41% 3,345
Ohio 3,729 45.45% 4,451 54.25% 24 0.29% -722 -8.80% 8,204
Oldham 1,983 69.80% 848 29.85% 10 0.35% 1,135 39.95% 2,841
Owen 3,655 86.39% 569 13.45% 7 0.17% 3,086 72.94% 4,231
Owsley 591 18.10% 2,672 81.81% 3 0.09% -2,081 -63.72% 3,266
Pendleton 2,165 51.45% 2,029 48.22% 14 0.33% 136 3.23% 4,208
Perry 6,852 59.26% 4,693 40.59% 18 0.16% 2,159 18.67% 11,563
Pike 12,160 57.46% 8,985 42.46% 16 0.08% 3,175 15.00% 21,161
Powell 1,266 55.77% 989 43.57% 15 0.66% 277 12.20% 2,270
Pulaski 4,896 36.35% 8,533 63.36% 39 0.29% -3,637 -27.00% 13,468
Robertson 829 58.63% 578 40.88% 7 0.50% 251 17.75% 1,414
Rockcastle 1,652 31.81% 3,536 68.08% 6 0.12% -1,884 -36.27% 5,194
Rowan 2,294 54.10% 1,944 45.85% 2 0.05% 350 8.25% 4,240
Russell 1,250 28.84% 3,069 70.81% 15 0.35% -1,819 -41.97% 4,334
Scott 4,039 69.05% 1,795 30.69% 15 0.26% 2,244 38.37% 5,849
Shelby 4,823 71.96% 1,861 27.77% 18 0.27% 2,962 44.20% 6,702
Simpson 2,950 74.78% 987 25.02% 8 0.20% 1,963 49.76% 3,945
Spencer 1,728 75.13% 567 24.65% 5 0.22% 1,161 50.48% 2,300
Taylor 2,790 49.77% 2,792 49.80% 24 0.43% -2 -0.04% 5,606
Todd 3,337 69.64% 1,436 29.97% 19 0.40% 1,901 39.67% 4,792
Trigg 2,883 65.70% 1,494 34.05% 11 0.25% 1,389 31.65% 4,388
Trimble 1,909 88.58% 242 11.23% 4 0.19% 1,667 77.35% 2,155
Union 4,355 79.56% 1,111 20.30% 8 0.15% 3,244 59.26% 5,474
Warren 7,569 64.14% 4,195 35.55% 36 0.31% 3,374 28.59% 11,800
Washington 2,612 52.49% 2,362 47.47% 2 0.04% 250 5.02% 4,976
Wayne 2,519 44.18% 3,177 55.72% 6 0.11% -658 -11.54% 5,702
Webster 4,197 66.40% 2,107 33.33% 17 0.27% 2,090 33.06% 6,321
Whitley 4,078 38.49% 6,502 61.36% 16 0.15% -2,424 -22.88% 10,596
Wolfe 2,205 68.12% 1,032 31.88% 0 0.00% 1,173 36.24% 3,237
Woodford 2,630 63.36% 1,514 36.47% 7 0.17% 1,116 26.89% 4,151
Totals 557,322 57.45% 410,384 42.30% 2,457 0.25% 146,938 15.15% 970,163

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 – Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results – Kentucky". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1940". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 178-179 ISBN 0405077114


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