United States presidential election in Florida, 1944

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United States presidential election in Florida, 1944

← 1940 November 7, 1944 1948 →
Turnout 32.5%

  1944 portrait of FDR (1)(small).jpg ThomasDewey.png
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Harry Truman John Bricker
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 339,377 143,215
Percentage 70.32% 29.68%

Florida Presidential Election Results 1944.svg
County Results[1]
Roosevelt
  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%
  80-90%
  >90%


President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1944 United States presidential election in Florida was held on November 7, 1944. Voters chose eight electors, or representatives to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt won by a large margin of 40.64 percentage points or 196,162 votes and received Florida's electoral votes. This constitutes the last time a Democratic Presidential nominee won over sixty percent of the vote in Florida.

This election effectively became Florida's last as a member of the Democratic "Solid South". A combination of mass immigration, especially of retirees, from the historically Republican North[2] plus increasing Democratic liberalism on racial policies would gradually turn the state into a bellwether from the following election in 1948.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time the following counties have ever supported a Democratic Presidential nominee: Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin and Sarasota.[3] Orange County, containing Orlando, would never vote Democratic again until 2000, Palm Beach County not until 1992, and Broward County not until 1976.[3]

Results

United States presidential election in Florida, 1944[4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 339,377 70.29% 8
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 143,215 29.66% 0
Write-ins Scattered 211 0.04% 0
Totals 482,803 100.00% 8
Voter turnout (Voting age) 32.5%[5]

Results by county

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast[4]
County # % # % # % # % #
Alachua 5,755 77.30% 1,690 22.70% 4,065 54.60% 7,445
Baker 1,137 89.95% 127 10.05% 1,010 79.90% 1,264
Bay 6,317 84.87% 1,126 15.13% 5,191 69.74% 7,443
Bradford 1,775 83.33% 355 16.67% 1,420 66.66% 2,130
Brevard 2,651 59.98% 1,769 40.02% 882 19.96% 4,420
Broward 6,183 52.55% 5,583 47.45% 600 5.10% 11,766
Calhoun 1,504 87.90% 207 12.10% 1,297 75.80% 1,711
Charlotte 789 66.14% 404 33.86% 385 32.28% 1,193
Citrus 1,328 83.42% 264 16.58% 1,064 66.84% 1,592
Clay 1,251 70.64% 520 29.36% 731 41.28% 1,771
Collier 640 78.05% 180 21.95% 460 56.10% 820
Columbia 2,467 82.12% 537 17.88% 1,930 64.24% 3,004
Dade 60,100 66.44% 30,357 33.56% 29,743 32.88% 90,457
De Soto 1,722 76.03% 543 23.97% 1,179 52.06% 2,265
Dixie 1,104 92.93% 84 7.07% 1,020 85.86% 1,188
Duval 36,867 75.11% 12,220 24.89% 24,647 50.22% 49,087
Escambia 16,240 83.58% 3,191 16.42% 13,049 67.16% 19,431
Flagler 401 77.86% 114 22.14% 287 55.72% 515
Franklin 1,176 92.02% 102 7.98% 1,074 84.04% 1,278
Gadsden 2,574 84.78% 462 15.22% 2,112 69.56% 3,036
Gilchrist 862 91.41% 81 8.59% 781 82.82% 943
Glades 373 69.46% 164 30.54% 209 38.92% 537
Gulf 1,267 93.85% 83 6.15% 1,184 87.70% 1,350
Hamilton 1,200 82.08% 262 17.92% 938 64.16% 1,462
Hardee 2,156 75.28% 708 24.72% 1,448 50.56% 2,864
Hendry 933 72.89% 347 27.11% 586 45.78% 1,280
Hernando 1,002 74.33% 346 25.67% 656 48.66% 1,348
Highlands 2,113 70.74% 874 29.26% 1,239 41.48% 2,987
Hillsborough 31,146 75.24% 10,252 24.76% 20,894 50.48% 41,398
Holmes 2,652 74.49% 908 25.51% 1,744 48.98% 3,560
Indian River 1,292 62.99% 759 37.01% 533 25.98% 2,051
Jackson 4,633 82.97% 951 17.03% 3,682 65.94% 5,584
Jefferson 1,071 85.07% 188 14.93% 883 70.14% 1,259
Lafayette 825 85.49% 140 14.51% 685 70.98% 965
Lake 4,323 61.62% 2,693 38.38% 1,630 23.24% 7,016
Lee 3,353 64.26% 1,865 35.74% 1,488 28.52% 5,218
Leon 4,505 84.36% 835 15.64% 3,670 68.72% 5,340
Levy 2,107 90.35% 225 9.65% 1,882 80.70% 2,332
Liberty 626 94.28% 38 5.72% 588 88.56% 664
Madison 1,914 86.72% 293 13.28% 1,621 73.44% 2,207
Manatee 4,544 67.20% 2,218 32.80% 2,326 34.40% 6,762
Marion 5,597 77.32% 1,642 22.68% 3,955 54.64% 7,239
Martin 960 64.43% 530 35.57% 430 28.86% 1,490
Monroe 3,882 87.28% 566 12.72% 3,316 74.56% 4,448
Nassau 1,892 78.21% 527 21.79% 1,365 56.42% 2,419
Okaloosa 2,877 82.13% 626 17.87% 2,251 64.26% 3,503
Okeechobee 753 86.35% 119 13.65% 634 72.70% 872
Orange 12,008 57.64% 8,826 42.36% 3,182 15.28% 20,834
Osceola 1,763 55.74% 1,400 44.26% 363 11.48% 3,163
Palm Beach 11,093 59.25% 7,628 40.75% 3,465 18.50% 18,721
Pasco 2,523 65.11% 1,352 34.89% 1,171 30.22% 3,875
Pinellas 19,574 57.72% 14,340 42.28% 5,234 15.44% 33,914
Polk 13,152 71.86% 5,150 28.14% 8,002 43.72% 18,302
Putnam 2,926 71.56% 1,163 28.44% 1,763 43.12% 4,089
St. John's 3,764 70.41% 1,582 29.59% 2,182 40.82% 5,346
St. Lucie 2,129 69.83% 920 30.17% 1,209 39.66% 3,049
Santa Rosa 2,607 75.15% 862 24.85% 1,745 50.30% 3,469
Sarasota 3,443 62.01% 2,109 37.99% 1,334 24.02% 5,552
Seminole 2,940 68.50% 1,352 31.50% 1,588 37.00% 4,292
Sumter 1,838 86.94% 276 13.06% 1,562 73.88% 2,114
Suwannee 2,526 83.95% 483 16.05% 2,043 67.90% 3,009
Taylor 1,828 91.72% 165 8.28% 1,663 83.44% 1,993
Union 905 89.87% 102 10.13% 803 79.74% 1,007
Volusia 8,233 57.20% 6,161 42.80% 2,072 14.40% 14,394
Wakulla 1,018 93.31% 73 6.69% 945 86.62% 1,091
Walton 2,569 78.85% 689 21.15% 1,880 57.70% 3,258
Washington 1,699 77.02% 507 22.98% 1,192 54.04% 2,206
Totals 339,377 70.29% 143,215 29.66% 211[a] 0.04% 196,162 40.63% 482,803

References

  1. ^ https://results.elections.myflorida.com/Index.asp?ElectionDate=11/8/2016&DATAMODE=
  2. ^ Daniels, Roger; Immigration and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman, p. 197 ISBN 1935503812
  3. ^ a b Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 164-165 ISBN 0786422173
  4. ^ a b Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 89-90, 95 ISBN 0405077114
  5. ^ Gans, Curtis and Mulling, Matthew; Voter Turnout in the United States, 1788-2009, p. 481 ISBN 9781604265958

Notes

  1. ^ These write-in votes were not separated by county
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