1940 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1940

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All 4 South Dakota votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Wendell Willkie Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Indiana New York
Running mate Charles L. McNary Henry A. Wallace
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 177,065 131,362
Percentage 57.4% 42.6%

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County Results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

South Dakota was won by Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 57.41% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 42.59% of the popular vote.[3][4]

With 57.41% of the popular vote, South Dakota would prove to be Willkie's strongest state in the 1940 election in terms of popular vote percentage.[5]


United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wendell Willkie 177,065 57.41%
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 131,362 42.59%
Total votes 308,427 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - South Dakota". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "1940 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.