United States presidential election in Maine, 1948

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1948

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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 William Barkley
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 150,234 111,916
Percentage 56.74% 42.27%

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic


The 1948 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. State voters chose five electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Maine was won by Republican candidate New York governor Thomas E. Dewey over Democratic candidate, incumbent President Harry S. Truman.

Dewey won Maine by a margin of 14.47 percent. With 56.74% of the popular vote, it would be his second strongest state after nearby Vermont[1].

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 1948[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Thomas Edmund Dewey of New York Earl Warren of Ohio 150,234 56.74% 5 100.00%
Democratic Harry S. Truman of Missouri Alben William Barkley of Kentucky 111,916 42.27% 0 0.00%
Progressive Henry Agard Wallace of Iowa Glen Hearst Taylor of Idaho 1,884 0.71% 0 0.00%
Socialist Norman Thomas of New York Tucker Powell Smith of Michigan 548 0.21% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Edward A. Teichert of Pennsylvania Stephen Emery of New York 206 0.07% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 1 0.01% 0 0.00%
Total 264,789 100.00% 5 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Dewey#[3] Dewey% Truman#[3] Truman% Wallace#[4] Wallace% Others#[5] Others% Total votes cast
Androscoggin 11,443 39.24% 17,405 59.68% 214 0.73% 103 0.35% 29,165
Aroostook 9,459 56.51% 7,183 42.91% 57 0.34% 41 0.24% 16,740
Cumberland 30,284 60.71% 18,913 37.91% 527 1.06% 161 0.32% 49,885
Franklin 3,741 63.19% 2,135 36.06% 29 0.49% 15 0.25% 5,920
Hancock 6,863 77.72% 1,878 21.27% 48 0.54% 41 0.46% 8,830
Kennebec 13,923 55.12% 11,163 44.19% 114 0.45% 60 0.24% 25,260
Knox 5,374 72.67% 1,924 26.02% 80 1.08% 17 0.23% 7,395
Lincoln 4,743 80.49% 1,095 18.58% 42 0.71% 13 0.22% 5,893
Oxford 7,444 58.24% 5,183 40.55% 127 0.99% 28 0.22% 12,782
Penobscot 16,367 59.92% 10,705 39.19% 152 0.56% 91 0.33% 27,315
Piscataquis 3,227 59.34% 2,181 40.11% 25 0.46% 5 0.09% 5,438
Sagadahoc 3,745 58.78% 2,556 40.12% 61 0.96% 9 0.14% 6,371
Somerset 6,301 60.48% 4,034 38.72% 63 0.60% 20 0.19% 10,418
Waldo 4,371 74.21% 1,469 24.94% 29 0.49% 21 0.36% 5,890
Washington 5,130 58.64% 3,538 40.44% 54 0.62% 26 0.30% 8,748
York 17,819 46.00% 20,554 53.06% 262 0.68% 102 0.26% 38,737
Totals 150,234 56.74% 111,916 42.27% 1,884 0.71% 753 0.28% 264,787

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  2. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results – Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Géoelections; 1948 Presidential Election Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)
  4. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for Henry Wallace (xlsx file for €15)
  5. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for Strom Thurmond (xlsx file for €15)