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1948 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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1948 United States presidential election in Louisiana

← 1944 November 2, 1948[1] 1952 →

All 10 Louisiana votes to the Electoral College
 
Strom Thurmond 1948.jpg
Harry S. Truman.jpg
Thomas Dewey.jpg
Nominee Strom Thurmond Harry S. Truman Thomas E. Dewey
Party Dixiecrat Democratic Republican
Home state South Carolina Missouri New York
Running mate Fielding L. Wright Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 204,290 136,344 72,657
Percentage 49.1% 32.8% 17.5%

Louisiana Presidential Election Results 1948.svg
Parish Results

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

The 1948 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. Louisiana voters chose ten[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by Governor Strom Thurmond (DXSouth Carolina), running with Governor Fielding L. Wright, with 49.07% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Harry S. Truman (DMissouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 32.75% of the popular vote, and Governor Thomas Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 17.45% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results

1948 United States presidential election in Louisiana
Party Candidate Votes %
Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond 204,290 49.07%
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 136,344 32.75%
Republican Thomas Dewey 72,657 17.45%
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 3,035 0.73%
Write-in 10 0.00%
Total votes 416,336 100%

Results by parish

Parish Harry S. Truman
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
James Strom Thurmond
States’ Rights
Henry Agard Wallace
Progressive
Margin[a] Total votes cast[6]
# % # % # % # % # %
Acadia 2,382 35.67% 784 11.74% 3,497 52.37% 14 0.21% -1,115 -16.70% 6,678[b]
Allen 1,996 62.01% 241 7.49% 980 30.44% 2 0.06% 1,016 31.56% 3,219
Ascension 1,126 37.75% 433 14.52% 1,420 47.60% 4 0.13% -294 -9.86% 2,983
Assumption 362 19.74% 469 25.57% 1,000 54.53% 3 0.16% -531[c] -28.95% 1,834
Avoyelles 1,356 19.09% 285 4.01% 5,417 76.24% 44 0.62% -4,061 -57.16% 7,105[d]
Beauregard 1,653 47.60% 449 12.93% 1,365 39.30% 6 0.17% 288 8.29% 3,473
Bienville 421 14.14% 191 6.42% 2,362 79.34% 3 0.10% -1,941 -65.20% 2,977
Bossier 1,147 29.59% 338 8.72% 2,390 61.66% 1 0.03% -1,243 -32.07% 3,876
Caddo 5,985 27.06% 4,777 21.60% 11,292 51.06% 63 0.28% -5,307 -24.00% 22,117
Calcasieu 7,074 56.87% 1,940 15.60% 3,400 27.34% 24 0.19% 3,674 29.54% 12,438
Caldwell 777 44.45% 151 8.64% 818 46.80% 2 0.11% -41 -2.35% 1,748
Cameron 742 66.07% 87 7.75% 293 26.09% 1 0.09% 449 39.98% 1,123
Catahoula 515 30.91% 86 5.16% 1,062 63.75% 3 0.18% -547 -32.83% 1,666
Claiborne 457 16.40% 265 9.51% 2,061 73.98% 3 0.11% -1,604 -57.57% 2,786
Concordia 329 21.00% 98 6.25% 1,140 72.75% 0 0.00% -811 -51.75% 1,567
De Soto 617 22.21% 270 9.72% 1,889 68.00% 2 0.07% -1,272 -45.79% 2,778
East Baton Rouge 8,560 39.88% 4,585 21.36% 8,166 38.05% 153 0.71% 394 1.84% 21,464
East Carroll 323 29.26% 116 10.51% 663 60.05% 2 0.18% -340 -30.80% 1,104
East Feliciana 267 21.64% 127 10.29% 839 67.99% 1 0.08% -572 -46.35% 1,234
Evangeline 1,149 19.90% 206 3.57% 4,415 76.48% 3 0.05% -3,266 -56.57% 5,773
Franklin 1,857 47.80% 149 3.84% 1,872 48.19% 7 0.18% -15 -0.39% 3,885
Grant 1,120 39.44% 273 9.61% 1,439 50.67% 8 0.28% -319 -11.23% 2,840
Iberia 1,015 16.49% 2,910 47.26% 2,224 36.12% 8 0.13% 686[c] 11.14% 6,157
Iberville 1,697 55.33% 506 16.50% 856 27.91% 8 0.26% 841 27.42% 3,067
Jackson 713 31.15% 169 7.38% 1,400 61.16% 7 0.31% -687 -30.01% 2,289
Jefferson 4,654 28.79% 2,620 16.20% 8,822 54.56% 72 0.45% -4,168 -25.78% 16,168
Jefferson Davis 1,717 47.16% 793 21.78% 1,122 30.82% 9 0.25% 595 16.34% 3,641
Lafayette 1,787 23.52% 2,068 27.21% 3,724 49.01% 20 0.26% -1,656[c] -21.79% 7,599
Lafourche 1,586 26.82% 1,247 21.09% 3,052 51.62% 28 0.47% -1,466 -24.79% 5,913
LaSalle 716 26.03% 266 9.67% 1,767 64.23% 2 0.07% -1,051 -38.20% 2,751
Lincoln 625 19.53% 353 11.03% 2,196 68.60% 27 0.84% -1,571 -49.08% 3,201
Livingston 1,841 53.04% 264 7.61% 1,351 38.92% 15 0.43% 490 14.12% 3,471
Madison 197 14.42% 127 9.30% 1,033 75.62% 9 0.66% -836 -61.20% 1,366
Morehouse 1,177 41.83% 242 8.60% 1,391 49.43% 4 0.14% -214 -7.60% 2,814
Natchitoches 1,692 31.61% 763 14.26% 2,887 53.94% 10 0.19% -1,195 -22.33% 5,352
Orleans 41,900 33.85% 29,442 23.78% 50,234 40.58% 2,203 1.78% -8,334 -6.73% 123,785[e]
Ouachita 4,213 39.00% 1,729 16.01% 4,848 44.88% 12 0.11% -635 -5.88% 10,802
Plaquemines 77 2.78% 90 3.24% 2,597 93.62% 10 0.36% -2,507[c] -90.37% 2,774
Pointe Coupee 402 20.31% 198 10.01% 1,375 69.48% 4 0.20% -973 -49.17% 1,979
Rapides 4,730 36.22% 1,707 13.07% 6,581 50.39% 42 0.32% -1,851 -14.17% 13,060
Red River 452 21.46% 113 5.37% 1,535 72.89% 6 0.28% -1,083 -51.42% 2,106
Richland 960 37.87% 119 4.69% 1,448 57.12% 8 0.32% -488 -19.25% 2,535
Sabine 1,405 34.05% 469 11.37% 2,249 54.51% 3 0.07% -844 -20.46% 4,126
Saint Bernard 91 3.72% 107 4.38% 2,242 91.70% 5 0.20% -2,135[c] -87.32% 2,445
Saint Charles 914 37.93% 286 11.87% 1,206 50.04% 4 0.17% -292 -12.12% 2,410
Saint Helena 469 39.38% 59 4.95% 662 55.58% 1 0.08% -193 -16.20% 1,191
Saint James 859 40.58% 453 21.40% 800 37.79% 5 0.24% 59 2.79% 2,117
Saint John the Baptist 799 42.50% 379 20.16% 695 36.97% 7 0.37% 104 5.53% 1,880
Saint Landry 1,179 15.22% 829 10.70% 5,730 73.96% 9 0.12% -4,551 -58.75% 7,747
Saint Martin 307 8.03% 688 17.99% 2,822 73.80% 7 0.18% -2,134[c] -55.81% 3,824
Saint Mary 918 26.21% 824 23.52% 1,751 49.99% 10 0.29% -833 -23.78% 3,503
Saint Tammany 1,164 23.09% 790 15.67% 3,063 60.76% 24 0.48% -1,899 -37.67% 5,041
Tangipahoa 2,184 29.48% 1,287 17.37% 3,919 52.90% 18 0.24% -1,735 -23.42% 7,408
Tensas 239 22.87% 72 6.89% 732 70.05% 2 0.19% -493 -47.18% 1,045
Terrebonne 1,262 29.12% 1,048 24.18% 2,011 46.40% 13 0.30% -749 -17.28% 4,334
Union 724 25.33% 259 9.06% 1,872 65.50% 3 0.10% -1,148 -40.17% 2,858
Vermilion 1,806 28.85% 1,212 19.36% 3,236 51.69% 7 0.11% -1,430 -22.84% 6,261
Vernon 1,939 42.32% 296 6.46% 2,331 50.87% 16 0.35% -392 -8.56% 4,582
Washington 3,267 41.88% 371 4.76% 4,141 53.08% 22 0.28% -874 -11.20% 7,801
Webster 1,933 36.53% 455 8.60% 2,895 54.72% 8 0.15% -962 -18.18% 5,291
West Baton Rouge 557 47.73% 141 12.08% 466 39.93% 3 0.26% 91 7.80% 1,167
West Carroll 921 40.10% 151 6.57% 1,221 53.16% 4 0.17% -300 -13.06% 2,297
West Feliciana 101 17.35% 102 17.53% 377 64.78% 2 0.34% -275[c] -47.25% 582
Winn 940 32.08% 333 11.37% 1,648 56.25% 9 0.31% -708 -24.16% 2,930
Totals 136,344 32.75% 72,657 17.45% 204,290 49.07% 3,035 0.73% -67,946 -16.32% 416,336

Notes

  1. ^ Although Thurmond was given the traditional Democratic Party symbol of the rooster in Louisiana,[5] he was still listed under the “States’ Rights” label. Hence, margins given are Truman vote minus Thurmond vote and percentage margins Truman percentage minus Thurmond percentage unless otherwise stated for the parish in question.
  2. ^ One write-in vote was recorded from this parish.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g In this parish where Truman ran third behind Thurmond and Dewey, margin given is Dewey vote minus Thurmond vote and percentage margin Dewey percentage minus Thurmond percentage.
  4. ^ 3 write-in votes were recorded from this parish
  5. ^ 6 write-in votes were recorded from this parish.

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1948 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "1948 Election for the Forty-First Term (1949-53)". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1948". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  5. ^ See ‘The Gallup Poll: Dewey May Get Just Less Than 50 Percent of the Popular Vote but Is the Winner’; The Clarion-Ledger, November 1, 1948, p. 1
  6. ^ "LA US President Race, November 02, 1948". Our Campaigns.


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