1940 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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1940 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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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
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1940 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. 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]

Results[edit]

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

Results by county[edit]

County[6] Wendell Lewis Willkie
Republican
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # %
Aurora 1,408 50.41% 1,385 49.59% 23 0.82% 2,793
Beadle 4,356 45.33% 5,253 54.67% -897 -9.33% 9,609
Bennett 915 51.55% 860 48.45% 55 3.10% 1,775
Bon Homme 3,046 55.29% 2,463 44.71% 583 10.58% 5,509
Brookings 5,016 65.25% 2,671 34.75% 2,345 30.51% 7,687
Brown 6,598 45.05% 8,048 54.95% -1,450 -9.90% 14,646
Brule 1,352 42.42% 1,835 57.58% -483 -15.16% 3,187
Buffalo 491 55.42% 395 44.58% 96 10.84% 886
Butte 2,164 60.99% 1,384 39.01% 780 21.98% 3,548
Campbell 1,733 80.64% 416 19.36% 1,317 61.28% 2,149
Charles Mix 2,993 47.54% 3,303 52.46% -310 -4.92% 6,296
Clark 2,622 61.75% 1,624 38.25% 998 23.50% 4,246
Clay 2,463 52.08% 2,266 47.92% 197 4.17% 4,729
Codington 4,320 53.83% 3,705 46.17% 615 7.66% 8,025
Corson 1,709 56.27% 1,328 43.73% 381 12.55% 3,037
Custer 1,796 60.94% 1,151 39.06% 645 21.89% 2,947
Davison 3,659 46.38% 4,230 53.62% -571 -7.24% 7,889
Day 3,277 49.85% 3,297 50.15% -20 -0.30% 6,574
Deuel 2,304 66.40% 1,166 33.60% 1,138 32.80% 3,470
Dewey 1,396 56.36% 1,081 43.64% 315 12.72% 2,477
Douglas 1,977 65.53% 1,040 34.47% 937 31.06% 3,017
Edmunds 2,341 61.87% 1,443 38.13% 898 23.73% 3,784
Fall River 2,420 63.27% 1,405 36.73% 1,015 26.54% 3,825
Faulk 1,431 54.41% 1,199 45.59% 232 8.82% 2,630
Grant 2,981 59.38% 2,039 40.62% 942 18.76% 5,020
Gregory 2,478 54.91% 2,035 45.09% 443 9.82% 4,513
Haakon 1,129 61.49% 707 38.51% 422 22.98% 1,836
Hamlin 2,279 64.00% 1,282 36.00% 997 28.00% 3,561
Hand 2,002 55.46% 1,608 44.54% 394 10.91% 3,610
Hanson 1,408 53.66% 1,216 46.34% 192 7.32% 2,624
Harding 755 52.98% 670 47.02% 85 5.96% 1,425
Hughes 1,982 59.27% 1,362 40.73% 620 18.54% 3,344
Hutchinson 5,051 82.08% 1,103 17.92% 3,948 64.15% 6,154
Hyde 1,018 60.31% 670 39.69% 348 20.62% 1,688
Jackson 620 58.77% 435 41.23% 185 17.54% 1,055
Jerauld 1,576 63.17% 919 36.83% 657 26.33% 2,495
Jones 832 62.09% 508 37.91% 324 24.18% 1,340
Kingsbury 3,551 70.26% 1,503 29.74% 2,048 40.52% 5,054
Lake 4,179 68.87% 1,889 31.13% 2,290 37.74% 6,068
Lawrence 5,288 60.07% 3,515 39.93% 1,773 20.14% 8,803
Lincoln 4,081 66.59% 2,048 33.41% 2,033 33.17% 6,129
Lyman 1,409 56.05% 1,105 43.95% 304 12.09% 2,514
Marshall 1,989 50.21% 1,972 49.79% 17 0.43% 3,961
McCook 3,310 66.12% 1,696 33.88% 1,614 32.24% 5,006
McPherson 2,839 77.46% 826 22.54% 2,013 54.92% 3,665
Meade 2,560 57.00% 1,931 43.00% 629 14.01% 4,491
Mellette 990 52.24% 905 47.76% 85 4.49% 1,895
Miner 2,095 60.55% 1,365 39.45% 730 21.10% 3,460
Minnehaha 16,664 57.62% 12,259 42.38% 4,405 15.23% 28,923
Moody 2,749 60.17% 1,820 39.83% 929 20.33% 4,569
Pennington 6,603 57.51% 4,878 42.49% 1,725 15.02% 11,481
Perkins 1,777 57.36% 1,321 42.64% 456 14.72% 3,098
Potter 1,278 54.80% 1,054 45.20% 224 9.61% 2,332
Roberts 3,504 48.30% 3,750 51.70% -246 -3.39% 7,254
Sanborn 1,732 55.34% 1,398 44.66% 334 10.67% 3,130
Shannon 1,094 58.04% 791 41.96% 303 16.07% 1,885
Spink 2,975 48.70% 3,134 51.30% -159 -2.60% 6,109
Stanley 679 55.66% 541 44.34% 138 11.31% 1,220
Sully 840 64.71% 458 35.29% 382 29.43% 1,298
Todd 1,245 50.14% 1,238 49.86% 7 0.28% 2,483
Tripp 2,492 54.40% 2,089 45.60% 403 8.80% 4,581
Turner 4,644 72.36% 1,774 27.64% 2,870 44.72% 6,418
Union 3,116 54.44% 2,608 45.56% 508 8.87% 5,724
Walworth 1,921 55.11% 1,565 44.89% 356 10.21% 3,486
Washabaugh 358 48.91% 374 51.09% -16 -2.19% 732
Washington 335 52.59% 302 47.41% 33 5.18% 637
Yankton 4,179 57.70% 3,064 42.30% 1,115 15.39% 7,243
Ziebach 691 50.15% 687 49.85% 4 0.29% 1,378
Armstrong[a] 0 N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A 0
Totals 177,065 57.41% 131,362 42.59% 45,703 14.82% 308,427

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No returns were canvassed for Armstrong County and voters from this county were listed in neighbouring counties.[7]

References[edit]

  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.
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 404-405 ISBN 0405077114
  7. ^ Scammon (editor); American at the Polls, p. 412