1944 United States presidential election in Illinois

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United States presidential election in Illinois, 1944

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All 28 Illinois votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Harry S. Truman John W. Bricker
Electoral vote 28 0
Popular vote 2,079,479 1,939,314
Percentage 51.5% 48.1%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1944 United States presidential election in Illinois took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. Illinois voters chose twenty-eight[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 Senator Harry S. Truman, with 51.52% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor John W. Bricker, with 48.05% of the popular vote.[3][4]


United States presidential election in Illinois, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 2,079,479 51.52%
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 1,939,314 48.05%
Write-in 17,268 0.43%
Total votes 4,036,061 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1944 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "1944 Election for the Fortieth Term (1945-49)". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1944". Retrieved March 26, 2018.

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