1944 United States elections

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1944 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election day November 7
Incumbent president Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
Next Congress 79th
Presidential election
Partisan control Democratic Hold
Popular vote margin Democratic +7.5%
Electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 432
Thomas E. Dewey (R) 99
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1944 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Dewey, blue denotes states won by Roosevelt. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall control Democratic Hold
Seats contested 35 of 96 seats
(32 Class 1 seats + 4 special elections)[1]
Net seat change Republican +1[2]
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1944 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

House elections
Overall control Democratic Hold
Seats contested All 435 voting members
Popular vote margin Democratic +4.7%
Net seat change Democratic +20
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 32
Net seat change Democratic +3
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1944 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1944 United States elections was held on November 7, 1944, taking place just a month after the Allies liberated Paris in World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented fourth term, while the Democrats retained their majorities in both chambers of Congress.

President

Seeking a record fourth term, Democratic incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt was challenged by Republican Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York. Dewey ran an energetic campaign, seeking a smaller government and a less-regulated economy as the end of World War II seemed in sight. Roosevelt dominated the electoral college for the fourth straight election and won the popular vote by seven and a half points, his lowest margin. Roosevelt easily won his party's nomination, while Dewey took the Republican nomination on the first ballot over Ohio Governor John W. Bricker, who would be nominated for vice president. Future president Harry S. Truman won the Democratic nomination for vice president, replacing Henry A. Wallace on the Democratic ballot.

United States House of Representatives

The Democrats picked up a net gain of 20 seats in the House, increasing their majority, 242–191 (not included are two seats held by minor parties).

United States Senate

Although the Democrats suffered a net loss of one seat to the Republicans, they still kept a large majority in the Senate.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ One Class 1 seat held both a regularly-scheduled election and a special election in 1944. This seat is not double-counted for the total number of seats contested.
  2. ^ There was no net change in the regularly-scheduled elections, but Republicans picked up one seat in the special elections.
  3. ^ "1944 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 1944" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
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