1940 United States presidential election in Illinois

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 1940

← 1936 November 5, 1940[1] 1944 →

All 29 Illinois 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 29 0
Popular vote 2,149,934 2,047,240
Percentage 50.9% 48.5%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Illinois was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 50.97% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 48.54% of the popular vote.[3][4]


United States presidential election in Illinois, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 2,149,934 50.97%
Republican Wendell Willkie 2,047,240 48.54%
Socialist Norman Thomas 10,914 0.26%
Write-in 9,847 0.23%
Total votes 4,217,935 100%


  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 - Illinois". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 20, 2018.

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