1944 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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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 35 0
Popular vote 1,940,479 1,835,054
Percentage 51.14% 48.36%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1944.svg
County results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1944 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 7, 1944 as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. Voters chose 35 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania voted to give Democratic nominee, President Franklin D. Roosevelt a record fourth term, over the Republican nominee, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Roosevelt won Pennsylvania by a slim margin of 2.78 percentage points.

Results

1944 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,940,479 51.14% 35
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 1,835,054 48.36% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 11,721 0.31% 0
Prohibition Claude Watson 5,750 0.15% 0
Industrial Government Edward Teichert 1,789 0.05% 0
Totals 3,794,793 100.00% 35

Results by county

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 5,881 39.91% 8,787 59.63% 67 0.45% -2,906 -19.72% 14,735
Allegheny 350,690 57.09% 261,218 42.52% 2,393 0.39% 89,472 14.56% 614,301
Armstrong 10,202 42.54% 13,656 56.94% 126 0.53% -3,454 -14.40% 23,984
Beaver 32,743 57.79% 23,555 41.57% 360 0.64% 9,188 16.22% 56,658
Bedford 5,175 37.11% 8,703 62.40% 68 0.49% -3,528 -25.30% 13,946
Berks 43,889 53.91% 35,274 43.33% 2,247 2.76% 8,615 10.58% 81,410
Blair 18,003 41.76% 24,925 57.82% 178 0.41% -6,922 -16.06% 43,106
Bradford 5,523 28.86% 13,472 70.40% 142 0.74% -7,949 -41.54% 19,137
Bucks 17,823 40.76% 25,634 58.62% 270 0.62% -7,811 -17.86% 43,727
Butler 12,377 38.75% 19,341 60.55% 226 0.71% -6,964 -21.80% 31,944
Cambria 39,676 58.22% 28,203 41.39% 264 0.39% 11,473 16.84% 68,143
Cameron 1,115 39.08% 1,729 60.60% 9 0.32% -614 -21.52% 2,853
Carbon 11,060 52.74% 9,837 46.91% 73 0.35% 1,223 5.83% 20,970
Centre 8,064 44.21% 10,048 55.08% 130 0.71% -1,984 -10.88% 18,242
Chester 18,548 40.84% 26,655 58.70% 208 0.46% -8,107 -17.85% 45,411
Clarion 5,263 39.10% 8,098 60.16% 99 0.74% -2,835 -21.06% 13,460
Clearfield 13,617 48.92% 13,986 50.24% 233 0.84% -369 -1.33% 27,836
Clinton 5,703 48.85% 5,915 50.66% 57 0.49% -212 -1.82% 11,675
Columbia 9,647 50.63% 9,336 49.00% 70 0.37% 311 1.63% 19,053
Crawford 9,216 37.48% 15,205 61.83% 170 0.69% -5,989 -24.35% 24,591
Cumberland 12,068 40.25% 17,782 59.30% 134 0.45% -5,714 -19.06% 29,984
Dauphin 30,684 40.51% 44,725 59.05% 333 0.44% -14,041 -18.54% 75,742
Delaware 64,021 44.67% 78,533 54.80% 755 0.53% -14,512 -10.13% 143,309
Elk 6,097 51.63% 5,645 47.80% 67 0.57% 452 3.83% 11,809
Erie 32,912 47.99% 35,247 51.40% 419 0.61% -2,335 -3.40% 68,578
Fayette 35,093 61.04% 21,945 38.17% 451 0.78% 13,148 22.87% 57,489
Forest 673 33.02% 1,344 65.95% 21 1.03% -671 -32.92% 2,038
Franklin 8,807 39.58% 13,380 60.13% 63 0.28% -4,573 -20.55% 22,250
Fulton 1,758 45.58% 2,084 54.03% 15 0.39% -326 -8.45% 3,857
Greene 8,392 59.13% 5,747 40.49% 53 0.37% 2,645 18.64% 14,192
Huntingdon 4,131 33.53% 8,106 65.80% 83 0.67% -3,975 -32.26% 12,320
Indiana 8,863 37.83% 14,388 61.42% 175 0.75% -5,525 -23.58% 23,426
Jefferson 6,425 36.62% 10,970 62.52% 152 0.87% -4,545 -25.90% 17,547
Juniata 2,666 43.05% 3,512 56.71% 15 0.24% -846 -13.66% 6,193
Lackawanna 59,190 55.54% 47,261 44.34% 127 0.12% 11,929 11.19% 106,578
Lancaster 27,353 37.64% 44,888 61.77% 432 0.59% -17,535 -24.13% 72,673
Lawrence 17,331 47.33% 18,886 51.57% 403 1.10% -1,555 -4.25% 36,620
Lebanon 11,818 43.52% 15,206 56.00% 129 0.48% -3,388 -12.48% 27,153
Lehigh 29,134 47.73% 31,584 51.75% 315 0.52% -2,450 -4.01% 61,033
Luzerne 73,674 51.81% 67,984 47.81% 541 0.38% 5,690 4.00% 142,199
Lycoming 15,658 43.81% 19,886 55.64% 197 0.55% -4,228 -11.83% 35,741
McKean 6,492 34.90% 11,988 64.45% 121 0.65% -5,496 -29.55% 18,601
Mercer 16,589 45.57% 19,606 53.85% 212 0.58% -3,017 -8.29% 36,407
Mifflin 5,693 47.63% 6,205 51.92% 54 0.45% -512 -4.28% 11,952
Monroe 5,490 46.81% 6,202 52.88% 37 0.32% -712 -6.07% 11,729
Montgomery 47,815 37.70% 78,260 61.71% 752 0.59% -30,445 -24.01% 126,827
Montour 2,212 44.71% 2,727 55.12% 8 0.16% -515 -10.41% 4,947
Northampton 32,584 54.75% 26,643 44.76% 292 0.49% 5,941 9.98% 59,519
Northumberland 20,333 47.90% 21,995 51.81% 122 0.29% -1,662 -3.92% 42,450
Perry 3,265 36.16% 5,722 63.37% 43 0.48% -2,457 -27.21% 9,030
Philadelphia 496,367 58.70% 346,380 40.96% 2,883 0.34% 149,987 17.74% 845,630
Pike 1,408 34.33% 2,674 65.20% 19 0.46% -1,266 -30.87% 4,101
Potter 1,894 29.58% 4,474 69.86% 36 0.56% -2,580 -40.29% 6,404
Schuylkill 35,852 46.72% 40,671 53.00% 221 0.29% -4,819 -6.28% 76,744
Snyder 1,795 23.89% 5,696 75.81% 23 0.31% -3,901 -51.92% 7,514
Somerset 10,287 38.96% 16,039 60.74% 79 0.30% -5,752 -21.78% 26,405
Sullivan 1,329 41.60% 1,858 58.15% 8 0.25% -529 -16.56% 3,195
Susquehanna 4,212 32.20% 8,819 67.42% 49 0.37% -4,607 -35.22% 13,080
Tioga 3,248 23.69% 10,381 75.73% 79 0.58% -7,133 -52.04% 13,708
Union 1,704 23.25% 5,585 76.19% 41 0.56% -3,881 -52.95% 7,330
Venango 6,426 29.69% 14,916 68.91% 304 1.40% -8,490 -39.22% 21,646
Warren 4,440 32.05% 9,276 66.96% 137 0.99% -4,836 -34.91% 13,853
Washington 46,023 62.17% 27,615 37.30% 392 0.53% 18,408 24.87% 74,030
Wayne 2,793 25.22% 8,242 74.43% 39 0.35% -5,449 -49.21% 11,074
Westmoreland 61,057 58.17% 43,202 41.16% 705 0.67% 17,855 17.01% 104,964
Wyoming 1,982 30.11% 4,581 69.60% 19 0.29% -2,599 -39.49% 6,582
York 38,226 53.72% 32,617 45.84% 315 0.44% 5,609 7.88% 71,158
Totals 1,940,479 51.14% 1,835,054 48.36% 19,260 0.51% 105,425 2.78% 3,794,793

References

  1. ^ David Leip. "1944 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  2. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 383-384 ISBN 0405077114