1940 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1940

← 1936 November 5, 1940[1] 1944 →

All 9 Mississippi votes to the Electoral College
  FDRoosevelt1938.png WendellWillkie.jpg
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 168,267 7,364
Percentage 95.7% 4.2%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

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

Mississippi was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 95.70 percent of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 4.19 percent of the popular vote.[3][4]

By percentage of the popular vote won, Mississippi was the most lopsided contest in the nation, with a margin of over ninety-one percent for Roosevelt.

Results

United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 168,267 95.70%
Republican Wendell Willkie 7,364 4.19%
Socialist Norman Thomas 193 0.11%
Total votes 175,824 100%

Results by county

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Norman Mattoon Thomas
Socialist
Margin Total votes cast[5]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 1,869 91.80% 166 8.15% 1 0.05% 1,703 83.64% 2,036
Alcorn 2,934 95.63% 133 4.34% 1 0.03% 2,801 91.30% 3,068
Amite 1,435 95.73% 64 4.27% 0 0.00% 1,371 91.46% 1,499
Attala 2,049 96.65% 63 2.97% 8 0.38% 1,986 93.68% 2,120
Benton 935 97.50% 24 2.50% 0 0.00% 911 94.99% 959
Bolivar 2,974 92.68% 234 7.29% 1 0.03% 2,740 85.38% 3,209
Calhoun 1,958 96.36% 74 3.64% 0 0.00% 1,884 92.72% 2,032
Carroll 1,408 97.37% 38 2.63% 0 0.00% 1,370 94.74% 1,446
Chickasaw 1,764 96.76% 58 3.18% 1 0.05% 1,706 93.58% 1,823
Choctaw 1,212 94.84% 66 5.16% 0 0.00% 1,146 89.67% 1,278
Claiborne 737 94.61% 32 4.11% 10 1.28% 705 90.50% 779
Clarke 1,711 97.60% 42 2.40% 0 0.00% 1,669 95.21% 1,753
Clay 1,232 92.22% 103 7.71% 1 0.07% 1,129 84.51% 1,336
Coahoma 2,440 94.68% 137 5.32% 0 0.00% 2,303 89.37% 2,577
Copiah 2,335 97.94% 49 2.06% 0 0.00% 2,286 95.89% 2,384
Covington 1,419 96.46% 52 3.54% 0 0.00% 1,367 92.93% 1,471
DeSoto 1,491 97.13% 40 2.61% 4 0.26% 1,451 94.53% 1,535
Forrest 3,075 92.82% 228 6.88% 10 0.30% 2,847 85.93% 3,313
Franklin 1,376 97.94% 29 2.06% 0 0.00% 1,347 95.87% 1,405
George 945 96.13% 38 3.87% 0 0.00% 907 92.27% 983
Greene 926 93.35% 66 6.65% 0 0.00% 860 86.69% 992
Grenada 1,354 95.02% 62 4.35% 9 0.63% 1,292 90.67% 1,425
Hancock 1,550 88.67% 197 11.27% 1 0.06% 1,353 77.40% 1,748
Harrison 5,577 89.75% 633 10.19% 4 0.06% 4,944 79.56% 6,214
Hinds 9,917 94.82% 538 5.14% 4 0.04% 9,379 89.67% 10,459
Holmes 2,041 98.22% 37 1.78% 0 0.00% 2,004 96.44% 2,078
Humphreys 1,061 98.15% 20 1.85% 0 0.00% 1,041 96.30% 1,081
Issaquena 218 96.04% 9 3.96% 0 0.00% 209 92.07% 227
Itawamba 1,627 92.55% 119 6.77% 12 0.68% 1,508 85.78% 1,758
Jackson 2,124 92.35% 171 7.43% 5 0.22% 1,953 84.91% 2,300
Jasper 1,713 98.00% 35 2.00% 0 0.00% 1,678 96.00% 1,748
Jefferson 801 99.13% 7 0.87% 0 0.00% 794 98.27% 808
Jefferson Davis 1,289 96.92% 38 2.86% 3 0.23% 1,251 94.06% 1,330
Jones 4,517 94.91% 242 5.09% 0 0.00% 4,275 89.83% 4,759
Kemper 1,422 97.13% 42 2.87% 0 0.00% 1,380 94.26% 1,464
Lafayette 2,188 97.03% 65 2.88% 2 0.09% 2,123 94.15% 2,255
Lamar 1,148 95.43% 55 4.57% 0 0.00% 1,093 90.86% 1,203
Lauderdale 5,936 95.04% 303 4.85% 7 0.11% 5,633 90.19% 6,246
Lawrence 1,218 97.05% 37 2.95% 0 0.00% 1,181 94.10% 1,255
Leake 2,802 99.26% 17 0.60% 4 0.14% 2,785 98.65% 2,823
Lee 3,814 96.93% 120 3.05% 1 0.03% 3,694 93.88% 3,935
Leflore 2,404 95.59% 111 4.41% 0 0.00% 2,293 91.17% 2,515
Lincoln 2,332 95.57% 97 3.98% 11 0.45% 2,235 91.60% 2,440
Lowndes 2,268 93.80% 147 6.08% 3 0.12% 2,121 87.72% 2,418
Madison 2,038 96.86% 66 3.14% 0 0.00% 1,972 93.73% 2,104
Marion 2,083 97.89% 45 2.11% 0 0.00% 2,038 95.77% 2,128
Marshall 1,403 96.69% 48 3.31% 0 0.00% 1,355 93.38% 1,451
Monroe 3,263 97.11% 94 2.80% 3 0.09% 3,169 94.32% 3,360
Montgomery 1,509 97.10% 44 2.83% 1 0.06% 1,465 94.27% 1,554
Neshoba 2,880 97.07% 77 2.60% 10 0.34% 2,803 94.47% 2,967
Newton 2,495 98.27% 41 1.61% 3 0.12% 2,454 96.65% 2,539
Noxubee 1,152 95.76% 51 4.24% 0 0.00% 1,101 91.52% 1,203
Oktibbeha 1,951 95.45% 79 3.86% 14 0.68% 1,872 91.59% 2,044
Panola 1,988 97.74% 45 2.21% 1 0.05% 1,943 95.53% 2,034
Pearl River 2,022 95.47% 88 4.15% 8 0.38% 1,934 91.31% 2,118
Perry 828 97.87% 18 2.13% 0 0.00% 810 95.74% 846
Pike 2,956 93.93% 185 5.88% 6 0.19% 2,771 88.05% 3,147
Pontotoc 2,171 96.75% 70 3.12% 3 0.13% 2,101 93.63% 2,244
Prentiss 2,117 94.72% 118 5.28% 0 0.00% 1,999 89.44% 2,235
Quitman 1,152 97.46% 29 2.45% 1 0.08% 1,123 95.01% 1,182
Rankin 2,110 98.09% 35 1.63% 6 0.28% 2,075 96.47% 2,151
Scott 2,377 98.75% 30 1.25% 0 0.00% 2,347 97.51% 2,407
Sharkey 747 97.65% 18 2.35% 0 0.00% 729 95.29% 765
Simpson 2,316 98.26% 40 1.70% 1 0.04% 2,276 96.56% 2,357
Smith 1,826 98.49% 27 1.46% 1 0.05% 1,799 97.03% 1,854
Stone 802 96.63% 28 3.37% 0 0.00% 774 93.25% 830
Sunflower 3,071 97.74% 71 2.26% 0 0.00% 3,000 95.48% 3,142
Tallahatchie 2,288 98.28% 33 1.42% 7 0.30% 2,255 96.86% 2,328
Tate 1,609 99.81% 3 0.19% 0 0.00% 1,606 99.63% 1,612
Tippah 2,248 97.27% 63 2.73% 0 0.00% 2,185 94.55% 2,311
Tishomingo 1,463 89.75% 159 9.75% 8 0.49% 1,304 80.00% 1,630
Tunica 795 98.39% 13 1.61% 0 0.00% 782 96.78% 808
Union 2,609 95.71% 108 3.96% 9 0.33% 2,501 91.75% 2,726
Walthall 1,206 96.71% 40 3.21% 1 0.08% 1,166 93.50% 1,247
Warren 3,048 94.05% 192 5.92% 1 0.03% 2,856 88.12% 3,241
Washington 2,349 88.91% 292 11.05% 1 0.04% 2,057 77.86% 2,642
Wayne 1,388 98.44% 22 1.56% 0 0.00% 1,366 96.88% 1,410
Webster 1,595 94.55% 87 5.16% 5 0.30% 1,508 89.39% 1,687
Wilkinson 942 95.34% 46 4.66% 0 0.00% 896 90.69% 988
Winston 1,979 98.70% 26 1.30% 0 0.00% 1,953 97.41% 2,005
Yalobusha 1,555 96.88% 50 3.12% 0 0.00% 1,505 93.77% 1,605
Yazoo 2,390 98.15% 45 1.85% 0 0.00% 2,345 96.30% 2,435
Totals 168,267 95.70% 7,364 4.19% 193 0.11% 160,903 91.51% 175,824

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Mississippi". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 247-248 ISBN 0405077114
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