1940 United States presidential election in Nevada

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1940 United States presidential election in Nevada

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All 3 Nevada 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 3 0
Popular vote 31,945 21,229
Percentage 60.1% 39.9%

Nevada Presidential Election Results 1940.svg
County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

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

Nevada was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 60.08% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 39.92% of the popular vote.[3][4] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Lyon County and Churchill County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[5]

Results[edit]

1940 United States presidential election in Nevada
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 31,945 60.08%
Republican Wendell Willkie 21,229 39.92%
Total votes 53,174 100%

Results by county[edit]

County Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Margin Total votes cast[6]
# % # % # %
Churchill 1,267 51.97% 1,171 48.03% 96 3.94% 2,438
Clark 5,154 70.37% 2,170 29.63% 2,984 40.74% 7,324
Douglas 330 35.79% 592 64.21% -262 -28.42% 922
Elko 3,016 62.85% 1,783 37.15% 1,233 25.69% 4,799
Esmeralda 639 68.64% 292 31.36% 347 37.27% 931
Eureka 353 55.42% 284 44.58% 69 10.83% 637
Humboldt 1,367 63.40% 789 36.60% 378 19.33% 1,956
Lander 475 54.72% 393 45.28% 82 9.45% 868
Lincoln 1,601 77.64% 461 22.36% 1,140 55.29% 2,062
Lyon 1,067 52.56% 963 47.44% 104 5.12% 2,030
Mineral 693 63.06% 406 36.94% 287 26.11% 1,099
Nye 1,206 62.33% 729 37.67% 477 24.65% 1,935
Ormsby 785 51.21% 748 48.79% 37 2.41% 1,533
Pershing 696 53.95% 594 46.05% 102 7.91% 1,290
Storey 382 63.04% 224 36.96% 158 26.07% 606
Washoe 9,243 53.41% 8,062 46.59% 1,181 6.82% 17,305
White Pine 3,671 70.07% 1,568 29.93% 2,103 40.14% 5,239
Totals 31,945 60.08% 21,229 39.92% 10,516 19.85% 52,974

References[edit]

  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 – Nevada". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1940". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 290 ISBN 0405077114