Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1940

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Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1940
United States
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1,094 delegates to the Democratic National Convention
547 delegates votes needed to win
  FDR in 1933.jpg John Nance Garner.jpg CharlesSawyer.jpg
Candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt John Nance Garner Charles W. Sawyer
(Favorite son)
Home state New York Texas Ohio
Delegate count 691.5 (Incomplete)[1] 69.5 52
Contests won 34 1 1
Popular vote 3,214,555 426,700 -
Percentage 71.93% 9.55% -

  JamesFarleyProfile.jpg William Brockman Bankhead (Young).jpg O John Rogge 1939.jpg
Candidate James Farley William B. Bankhead
(Favorite son)
O. John Rogge
(Favorite son)
Home state Massachusetts Alabama New York
Delegate count 38.5 22 20
Contests won 2 1 1[2]
Popular vote - - -
Percentage - - -

  Millardetydings.jpg BurtonKWheeler.jpg JosephCOMahoney.jpg
Candidate Millard Tydings
(Favorite son)
Burton K. Wheeler Joseph C. O'Mahoney
(Favorite son)
Home state Maryland Montana Wyoming
Delegate count 16 8 6
Contests won 1 1 1
Popular vote - - -
Percentage - - -

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First place finishes by delegate allocation

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First place finishes by convention roll call[3]

Previous Democratic nominee

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democratic nominee

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1940 Democratic presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1940 U.S. presidential election.[4] Incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1940 Democratic National Convention held from July 15 to July 18, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois.

Primary Results

Democratic Presidential Nominating State Conventions and Primaries
Date State Contest
Type
Candidate Votes
Won (#)
Votes
Won (%)
Delegates
Won
Reference(s)
March 12 New
Hampshire
Primary
(8 of 8 delegates)
Uninstructed
(Support Franklin D. Roosevelt)
10,567[a][b]
49.50 / 100 (50%)
8 / 8 (100%)
[5]
Uninstructed
(Support James Farley)
4,503[a][c]
21.10 / 100 (21%)
-
Uninstructed
(Support John Nance Garner)
3,457[a][d]
16.20 / 100 (16%)
-
Uninstructed 2,819[a][e]
13.21 / 100 (13%)
-
March 27 Maine State
Convention
(10 of 10 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
10 / 10 (100%)
[6]
April 2 Wisconsin Primary
(24 of 24 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 322,991
75.35 / 100 (75%)
21 / 24 (88%)
-
John Nance Garner 105,662
24.65 / 100 (25%)
3 / 24 (13%)
April 6 Arizona State
Convention
(6 of 6 delegates)
Uninstructed -
6 / 6 (100%)
[7]
April 7 Puerto
Rico
State
Convention
(6 of 6 delegates)
James Farley -
6 / 6 (100%)
[8]
April 9 Illinois Primary
(50 of 58 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,176,531
86.04 / 100 (86%)
50 / 50 (100%)
-
John Nance Garner 190,081
13.95 / 100 (14%)
-
Others 35 (W)
0.00 / 100 (0%)
-
Nebraska Primary
(14 of 14 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 111,902
100 / 100 (100%)
14 / 14 (100%)
-
April 15 New
York
State
Convention
(8 of 94 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
8 / 8 (100%)
[9]
April 23 Pennsylvania Primary
Convention
(72 of 72 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 724,657
100 / 100 (100%)
72 / 72 (100%)
-
April 25 Georgia State
Committee
(24 of 24 delegates)
Uninstructed
(Support Franklin D. Roosevelt)
-
24 / 24 (100%)
[10]
April 26 Hawaii State
Convention
(6 of 6 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
6 / 6 (100%)
[11]
April 30 Massachusetts Primary
(34 of 34 delegates)
Uninstructed
(Support James Farley)
76,919[f]
100 / 100 (100%)
32.5 / 34 (96%)
[12]
Uninstructed -
1 / 34 (3%)
Uninstructed
(Support Franklin D. Roosevelt)
-
0.5 / 34 (1%)
May 5 South
Dakota
Primary
(8 of 8 delegates)
Uninstructed 27,636
100 / 100 (100%)
8 / 8 (100%)
-
May 7 Alabama Primary
(22 of 22 delegates)
Uninstructed
(Support William B. Bankhead)
196,508
100 / 100 (100%)
22 / 22 (100%)
-
California Primary
(44 of 44 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 723,782
74.05 / 100 (74%)
44 / 44 (100%)
-
John Nance Garner 114,594
11.72 / 100 (12%)
-
Willis Allen 90,718
9.28 / 100 (9%)
-
Ellis E. Patterson 48,337
4.95 / 100 (5%)
-
May 11 Oklahoma State
Convention
(22 of 22 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
22 / 22 (100%)
[13]
May 12 Iowa State
Convention
(22 of 22 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
22 / 22 (100%)
[14]
May 13 North
Dakota
State
Convention
(16 of 16 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
16 / 16 (100%)
[15]
May 14 Ohio Primary
(52 of 52 delegates)
Uninstructed
(Support Charles W. Sawyer)
283,952
100 / 100 (100%)
52 / 52 (100%)
-
West
Virginia
Primary
(16 of 16 delegates)
H. C. Allen
(Supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt)
102,729
100 / 100 (100%)
16 / 16 (100%)
[16]
May 17 North
Carolina
State
Convention
(26 of 26 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
26 / 26 (100%)
[17]
Oregon Primary
(10 of 10 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 109,913
87.17 / 100 (87%)
10 / 10 (100%)
-
John Nance Garner 15,584
12.36 / 100 (12%)
-
Others 601
0.48 / 100 (0.5%)
-
May 20 Delaware State
Convention
(6 of 6 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
6 / 6 (100%)
[18]
May 21 New
Jersey
Primary
(32 of 32 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt 34,278 (W)
99.51 / 100 (100%)
32 / 32 (100%)
[19]
John Nance Garner 59 (W)
0.17 / 100 (0.2%)
-
Others 111 (W)
0.32 / 100 (0.3%)
-
May 22 Maryland State
Convention
(16 of 16 delegates)
Millard Tydings -
16 / 16 (100%)
[20]
May 23 Vermont State
Convention
(6 of 6 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
6 / 6 (100%)
[21]
June 4 Connecticut State
Convention
(16 of 16 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
16 / 16 (100%)
[22]
June 5 Louisiana State
Committee
(20 of 20 delegates)
Uninstructed
(Later Supported O. John Rogge)
-
20 / 20 (100%)
[23]
June 10 Kansas State
Convention
(18 of 18 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
18 / 18 (100%)
[24]
June 11 Mississippi State
Convention
(18 of 18 delegates)
- - - [25]
June 14 Virginia State
Committee
(22 of 22 delegates)
Uninstructed -
20 / 20 (100%)
[26]
June 15 Michigan State
Convention
(38 of 38 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
38 / 38 (100%)
[27]
June 16 Nevada State
Convention
(12 of 12 delegates)
Uninstructed -
12 / 12 (100%)
[28]
Washington State
Convention
(16 of 16 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
16 / 16 (100%)
[29]
June 18 Arkansas State
Committee
(18 of 18 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
18 / 18 (100%)
[30]
June 22 Illinois State
Convention
(8 of 58 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
8 / 8 (100%)
[31]
June 27 Indiana State
Convention
(28 of 28 delegates)
Franklin D. Roosevelt -
28 / 28 (100%)
[32]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d These vote tallies are based off the candidate for delegate that gathered the most votes, not the slate as a whole.
  2. ^ There were eleven Pro-Roosevelt Delegates running.
  3. ^ There were three Pro-Farley Delegates running.
  4. ^ There was one Pro-Garner Delegate running.
  5. ^ There were two Unpledged Delegates running.
  6. ^ A breakdown of the delegate vote wasn't provided.

References

  1. ^ https://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9805EFDC1F39E532A25751C2A9609C946193D6CF&legacy=true
  2. ^ https://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9902E2DE1E3CE73ABC4E52DFB166838B659EDE&legacy=true
  3. ^ "The Only Ballot". New York Times. July 18, 1940. 
  4. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  5. ^ "STYLES BRIDGES BID IS SEEN ENHANCED; Ex-Senator Moses Says New Hampshire Has Best Presidential Chance in DecadesTHIRD-TERMERS VICTORSRoosevelt Men Win All Eight Delegate Places, but VoteIs Below '36 Primary's". New York Times. March 14, 1940. 
  6. ^ "MAINE DEMOCRATS BACK THIRD TERM; Pledge Ten Convention Votes to Roosevelt, or to Farley If President Retires GARNER FORCES DEFEATED Instructions Given to 20 Delegates--Chairman Urges aUnited Front in Speech". New York Times. March 28, 1940. 
  7. ^ "BACKER OF FARLEY LOSES; Arizona Democrats Pick New National Committee Woman". New York Times. April 7, 1940. 
  8. ^ "PUERTO RICO PARTY CHAMPIONS FARLEY; San Juan Convention Elects 6 Delegates, Ordering Them to Vote Under His Orders". New York Times. April 8, 1940. 
  9. ^ "STATE DEMOCRATS RE-ELECT FARLEY; Resolution Implies Backing of Presidential Candidacy if Roosevelt Declines CHIEF EXECUTIVE LAUDED Lehman Also Praised for His Administration--Delegates to Convention Named". New York Times. April 16, 1940. 
  10. ^ "NEW DEALERS KEEP GEORGIA IN THE BAG; Garner-George Forces Barred in 'Hand Picked' Delegation Selected for Chicago ROOSEVELT ASKED TO RUN State Committee Shunts Aside Petition of 25,000 to Put Up Slates in a Primary". New York Times. April 26, 1940. 
  11. ^ "Hawaiians Back Third Term". New York Times. April 27, 1940. 
  12. ^ "MINOR UPSETS MARK MASSACHUSETTS VOTE; Farley Slate Loses Few Places --Republicans Unpledged". New York Times. May 1, 1940. 
  13. ^ "OKLAHOMA FOR 3D TERM; Vote of Counties Indicates Delegation for Roosevelt". New York Times. May 12, 1940. 
  14. ^ "IOWA DEMOCRATS BACK THIRD TERM; Wallace Is the 'Favorite Son' Choice for Nomination if Roosevelt Does Not Run SECRETARY IS KEYNOTER He Denounces Republicans as 'Double Dealers' and Dewey as Leader in Practice". New York Times. May 13, 1940. 
  15. ^ "North Dakotans for Roosevelt". New York Times. May 14, 1940. 
  16. ^ "BURTON IS TRAILING IN OHIO'S PRIMARY; But D. A. White Ahead as Rural Vote Mounts in Republican Contest for Senator DAVEY IS AGAIN NOMINEE Neely Ahead in West Virginia Party Race for Governor-- Senator Holt Trails". New York Times. May 15, 1940. 
  17. ^ "NORTH CAROLINA GIVES 26 VOTES TO PRESIDENT; Republicans in Tennessee Unit Back Dewey for Nomination". New York Times. May 18, 1940. 
  18. ^ "Delaware Party Backs 3d Term". New York Times. May 21, 1940. 
  19. ^ "HENDRICKSON LEADS IN JERSEY PRIMARY; Willkie Gets Surprise Write-In Vote Against Dewey in Presidential Contest". New York Times. May 22, 1940. 
  20. ^ "16 VOTES FOR TYDINGS; But Maryland Delegates Will Be Freed if Roosevelt Runs". New York Times. May 23, 1940. 
  21. ^ "Majority in Convention Obtained by Roosevelt". New York Times. May 24, 1940. 
  22. ^ "CONNECTICUT'S 16 GO TO ROOSEVELT; State Democratic Convention Pledges Its Votes and Puts Unit Rule on Delegates FORTY-EIGHT ARE CHOSEN Maloney Is Renominated for Senate--Achievements of the New Deal Hailed". New York Times. June 5, 1940. 
  23. ^ "BAR ROOSEVELT SUPPORT; Louisiana Democrats Refuse to Hear Plea for Candidacy". New York Times. June 6, 1940. 
  24. ^ "Kansas Slate for Third Term". New York Times. June 11, 1940. 
  25. ^ "HARRISON NOW SAYS A 3D TERM IS VITAL; Asserts World Crisis Demands Re-election of President as One Versed in Affairs LAUDS CONDUCT AT HELM Senator Urges Mississippians to Back Roosevelt at Democratic Convention Tuesday". New York Times. June 5, 1940. 
  26. ^ "VIRGINIANS BACK ALLIES; Democratic State Convention Asks Full Help for Them". New York Times. June 15, 1940. 
  27. ^ "MICHIGAN FOR ROOSEVELT; Democratic Convention Urges Him to Accept Third Term". New York Times. June 16, 1940. 
  28. ^ "Nevada Delegates Unpledged". New York Times. June 17, 1940. 
  29. ^ "DELEGATION FOR 3D TERM; Washington Democrats Pledge Unit Vote for Roosevelt". New York Times. June 17, 1940. 
  30. ^ "Arkansans Vote Third Term". New York Times. June 19, 1940. 
  31. ^ "ILLINOIS FOR ROOSEVELT; State Democrats Back Foreign Policy, Ask Defense 'Billions'". New York Times. June 23, 1940. 
  32. ^ "3D TERM BACKED BY INDIANA PARTY; Democrats Renominate Senator Minton, Name Schrickerfor the GovernorshipP.V. M'NUTT IS KEYNOTERHe Urges We Stay Out of War --Van Nuys Is Left Off theNational Delegation". New York Times. June 28, 1940. 
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