1948 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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  ThomasDewey.png Harry S. Truman.jpg
Nominee Thomas E. Dewey Harry S. Truman
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Missouri
Running mate Earl Warren Alben W. Barkley
Electoral vote 35 0
Popular vote 1,902,197 1,752,426
Percentage 50.93% 46.92%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1948.svg
County results

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

The 1948 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 2, 1948 as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. Voters chose thirty-five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania voted for the Republican nominee, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, over the Democratic nominee, President Harry Truman. Dewey won Pennsylvania by a margin of 4.01 percent. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time that a Democrat won the national election without carrying Pennsylvania, and until 2016 the last time when a Democrat lead in the nationwide popular vote without carrying Pennsylvania. It was also the last time until 1968 that any presidential candidate won the election without carrying the state.

Results

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 1,902,197 50.93% 35
Democratic Harry Truman 1,752,426 46.92% 0
Progressive Henry Wallace 55,161 1.48% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 11,325 0.30% 0
Prohibition Claude Watson 10,338 0.28% 0
Militant Workers Farrell Dobbs 2,133 0.06% 0
Industrial Government Edward Teichert 1,461 0.04% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 107 0.00% 0
Totals 3,735,348 100.00% 35

Results by county

Thomas Edmund Dewey[2]
Republican
Harry S. Truman[2]
Democratic
Henry Agard Wallace[3]
Progressive
Various candidates[3]
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 7,988 59.13% 5,409 40.04% 49 0.36% 63 0.47% 2,579 19.09% 13,509
Allegheny 253,272 42.60% 326,303 54.89% 11,164 1.88% 3,767 0.63% -73,031 -12.28% 594,506
Armstrong 11,712 53.45% 9,900 45.18% 120 0.55% 180 0.82% 1,812 8.27% 21,912
Beaver 22,324 43.83% 26,629 52.28% 1,588 3.12% 395 0.78% -4,305 -8.45% 50,936
Bedford 6,028 61.02% 3,851 38.98% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2,177 22.04% 9,879
Berks 35,608 43.57% 43,075 52.71% 665 0.81% 2,378 2.91% -7,467 -9.14% 81,726
Blair 22,382 60.68% 14,050 38.09% 256 0.69% 198 0.54% 8,332 22.59% 36,886
Bradford 11,783 71.99% 4,421 27.01% 51 0.31% 112 0.68% 7,362 44.98% 16,367
Bucks 29,411 62.46% 16,655 35.37% 619 1.31% 399 0.85% 12,756 27.09% 47,084
Butler 17,449 62.94% 9,818 35.41% 196 0.71% 261 0.94% 7,631 27.52% 27,724
Cambria 27,725 39.37% 41,533 58.98% 959 1.36% 205 0.29% -13,808 -19.61% 70,422
Cameron 1,596 64.75% 858 34.81% 6 0.24% 5 0.20% 738 29.94% 2,465
Carbon 9,744 49.77% 9,438 48.21% 226 1.15% 170 0.87% 306 1.56% 19,578
Centre 10,416 61.52% 6,515 38.48% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 3,901 23.04% 16,931
Chester 29,258 65.78% 14,670 32.98% 243 0.55% 307 0.69% 14,588 32.80% 44,478
Clarion 6,866 57.94% 4,984 42.06% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1,882 15.88% 11,850
Clearfield 11,810 49.95% 11,347 47.99% 259 1.10% 228 0.96% 463 1.96% 23,644
Clinton 5,618 52.85% 5,013 47.15% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 605 5.69% 10,631
Columbia 9,417 50.13% 9,367 49.87% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 50 0.27% 18,784
Crawford 14,161 60.69% 9,174 39.31% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 4,987 21.37% 23,335
Cumberland 18,028 60.71% 11,421 38.46% 84 0.28% 162 0.55% 6,607 22.25% 29,695
Dauphin 46,861 62.16% 27,729 36.78% 394 0.52% 402 0.53% 19,132 25.38% 75,386
Delaware 93,412 60.93% 57,156 37.28% 1,562 1.02% 1,185 0.77% 36,256 23.65% 153,315
Elk 5,148 48.98% 5,363 51.02% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -215 -2.05% 10,511
Erie 33,806 53.45% 28,159 44.52% 660 1.04% 620 0.98% 5,647 8.93% 63,245
Fayette 20,401 36.19% 34,971 62.04% 468 0.83% 527 0.93% -14,570 -25.85% 56,367
Forest 1,209 62.29% 687 35.39% 16 0.82% 29 1.49% 522 26.89% 1,941
Franklin 12,151 61.79% 7,352 37.39% 67 0.34% 94 0.48% 4,799 24.41% 19,664
Fulton 1,760 50.65% 1,684 48.46% 15 0.43% 16 0.46% 76 2.19% 3,475
Greene 4,717 36.47% 8,015 61.97% 144 1.11% 58 0.45% -3,298 -25.50% 12,934
Huntingdon 6,943 67.76% 3,304 32.24% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 3,639 35.51% 10,247
Indiana 12,640 59.67% 8,543 40.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 4,097 19.34% 21,183
Jefferson 9,395 61.43% 5,632 36.82% 86 0.56% 182 1.19% 3,763 24.60% 15,295
Juniata 3,121 57.17% 2,299 42.11% 14 0.26% 25 0.46% 822 15.06% 5,459
Lackawanna 46,283 41.42% 64,495 57.71% 738 0.66% 233 0.21% -18,212 -16.30% 111,749
Lancaster 46,306 67.60% 21,308 31.11% 369 0.54% 516 0.75% 24,998 36.49% 68,499
Lawrence 17,186 52.72% 14,632 44.88% 421 1.29% 360 1.10% 2,554 7.83% 32,599
Lebanon 15,553 61.62% 9,418 37.31% 132 0.52% 138 0.55% 6,135 24.31% 25,241
Lehigh 32,202 53.65% 26,826 44.69% 594 0.99% 400 0.67% 5,376 8.96% 60,022
Luzerne 71,674 52.85% 61,869 45.62% 977 0.72% 1,091 0.80% 9,805 7.23% 135,611
Lycoming 19,118 57.18% 13,692 40.95% 254 0.76% 372 1.11% 5,426 16.23% 33,436
McKean 10,218 66.91% 4,785 31.33% 108 0.71% 161 1.05% 5,433 35.57% 15,272
Mercer 18,916 52.71% 16,108 44.89% 540 1.50% 322 0.90% 2,808 7.82% 35,886
Mifflin 5,666 53.84% 4,762 45.25% 37 0.35% 58 0.55% 904 8.59% 10,523
Monroe 6,674 53.02% 5,913 46.98% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 761 6.05% 12,587
Montgomery 85,576 66.53% 41,112 31.96% 1,089 0.85% 849 0.66% 44,464 34.57% 128,626
Montour 2,690 57.60% 1,964 42.06% 11 0.24% 5 0.11% 726 15.55% 4,670
Northampton 27,030 43.95% 33,209 53.99% 721 1.17% 544 0.88% -6,179 -10.05% 61,504
Northumberland 23,535 58.13% 16,478 40.70% 306 0.76% 166 0.41% 7,057 17.43% 40,485
Perry 5,444 67.71% 2,596 32.29% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2,848 35.42% 8,040
Philadelphia 425,962 48.12% 432,699 48.88% 20,745 2.34% 5,891 0.67% -6,737 -0.76% 885,297
Pike 2,893 70.54% 1,208 29.46% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1,685 41.09% 4,101
Potter 3,672 67.99% 1,729 32.01% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1,943 35.97% 5,401
Schuylkill 44,176 60.11% 28,194 38.36% 842 1.15% 280 0.38% 15,982 21.75% 73,492
Snyder 5,181 77.66% 1,490 22.34% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 3,691 55.33% 6,671
Somerset 13,910 60.54% 8,727 37.98% 252 1.10% 89 0.39% 5,183 22.56% 22,978
Sullivan 1,752 61.22% 1,084 37.88% 13 0.45% 13 0.45% 668 23.34% 2,862
Susquehanna 7,945 67.81% 3,621 30.91% 85 0.73% 65 0.55% 4,324 36.91% 11,716
Tioga 10,016 77.03% 2,986 22.97% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 7,030 54.07% 13,002
Union 5,058 76.79% 1,442 21.89% 29 0.44% 58 0.88% 3,616 54.90% 6,587
Venango 11,920 67.97% 5,144 29.33% 44 0.25% 428 2.44% 6,776 38.64% 17,536
Warren 8,378 65.38% 4,103 32.02% 52 0.41% 281 2.19% 4,275 33.36% 12,814
Washington 26,860 35.73% 46,327 61.63% 1,688 2.25% 291 0.39% -19,467 -25.90% 75,166
Wayne 7,708 77.14% 2,284 22.86% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 5,424 54.28% 9,992
Westmoreland 41,709 39.05% 61,901 57.95% 2,585 2.42% 619 0.58% -20,192 -18.90% 106,814
Wyoming 4,332 70.70% 1,674 27.32% 63 1.03% 58 0.95% 2,658 43.38% 6,127
York 32,494 47.31% 33,321 48.52% 2,555 3.72% 308 0.45% -827 -1.20% 68,678
Totals 1,902,197 50.92% 1,752,426 46.91% 55,161 1.48% 25,564 0.68% 149,771 4.01% 3,735,348

References

  1. ^ David Leip. "1948 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  2. ^ a b Géoelections; 1948 Presidential Election Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)
  3. ^ a b Géoelections; Popular Vote for Henry Wallace (xlsx file for €15)