United States presidential election in New Mexico, 1948

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United States presidential election in New Mexico, 1948

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Nominee Harry S. Truman Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Missouri New York
Running mate Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 105,464 80,303
Percentage 56.4% 42.9%

The 1948 United States presidential election in New Mexico took place on November 2, 1948. All 48 States were part of the United States presidential election. New Mexico voters chose four electors to represent them in the Electoral College, which voted for President and Vice President.

New Mexico was won by incumbent President Harry S. Truman,[1] who took the Oval Office after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Running against Truman was Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey, who was strongly predicted to win the contest.[2] Dixiecrat candidate Strom Thurmond took portions of the South, but was not even on the ballot in New Mexico and other Western states.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Union County and Harding County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[3]

Results[edit]

Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral
vote
Running mate
Count Percentage Vice-presidential candidate Home state Electoral vote
Harry S. Truman Democratic Missouri 105,464 56.38% 4 Alben Barkley Kentucky 4
Thomas E. Dewey Republican New York 80,303 42.93% 0 Earl Warren California 0
Henry A. Wallace New Party Iowa 1,037 0.55% 0 Glen Taylor Idaho 0
Claude Watson Prohibition California 127 0.07% 0 Dale H. Learn Pennsylvania 0
Norman Thomas Socialist New York 83 0.04% 0 Tucker P. Smith Michigan 0
Edward A. Teichert Socialist Labor Pennsylvania 49 0.03% 0 Stephen Emery New York 0
Total 100% 4 4
Needed to win 266 266

Results by county[edit]

Harry S. Truman[4]
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey[4]
Republican
Henry Agard Wallace[5]
New Party
Various candidates[5]
Other parties
Margin
County % # % # % # % # % #
Lea 78.14% 4,708 21.13% 1,273 0.43% 26 0.30% 18 57.01% 3,435
Eddy 75.77% 7,593 23.00% 2,305 1.04% 104 0.19% 19 52.77% 5,288
Roosevelt 75.75% 3,087 23.46% 956 0.56% 23 0.22% 9 52.29% 2,131
Curry 72.52% 5,759 26.85% 2,132 0.54% 43 0.09% 7 45.67% 3,627
Hidalgo 69.16% 859 30.11% 374 0.40% 5 0.32% 4 39.05% 485
Quay 68.17% 3,063 30.98% 1,392 0.49% 22 0.36% 16 37.19% 1,671
Grant 62.72% 3,592 34.90% 1,999 2.27% 130 0.10% 6 27.82% 1,593
Otero 63.25% 2,361 36.27% 1,354 0.35% 13 0.13% 5 26.98% 1,007
Luna 63.04% 1,629 36.42% 941 0.35% 9 0.19% 5 26.63% 688
Colfax 59.74% 3,871 39.74% 2,575 0.39% 25 0.14% 9 20.00% 1,296
Doña Ana 59.54% 5,116 40.03% 3,440 0.37% 32 0.06% 5 19.50% 1,676
De Baca 59.24% 670 40.50% 458 0.18% 2 0.09% 1 18.74% 212
Chaves 59.15% 4,569 40.43% 3,123 0.27% 21 0.16% 12 18.72% 1,446
McKinley 58.17% 2,995 40.96% 2,109 0.72% 37 0.16% 8 17.21% 886
Union 55.81% 1,590 43.73% 1,246 0.25% 7 0.21% 6 12.07% 344
Catron 55.24% 648 44.42% 521 0.26% 3 0.09% 1 10.83% 127
Rio Arriba 52.56% 4,753 47.25% 4,273 0.18% 16 0.01% 1 5.31% 480
Sandoval 52.30% 1,851 47.33% 1,675 0.20% 7 0.17% 6 4.97% 176
Bernalillo 51.76% 18,305 47.13% 16,668 0.93% 328 0.18% 63 4.63% 1,637
Sierra 51.83% 1,389 47.54% 1,274 0.49% 13 0.15% 4 4.29% 115
San Miguel 51.44% 4,953 48.34% 4,655 0.19% 18 0.03% 3 3.09% 298
Taos 50.72% 2,977 48.59% 2,852 0.60% 35 0.10% 6 2.13% 125
Harding 49.96% 653 49.66% 649 0.23% 3 0.15% 2 0.31% 4
Torrance 49.71% 1,696 50.09% 1,709 0.12% 4 0.09% 3 -0.38% -13
Guadalupe 49.76% 1,550 50.24% 1,565 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 -0.48% -15
Lincoln 46.79% 1,406 52.41% 1,575 0.47% 14 0.33% 10 -5.62% -169
Valencia 46.80% 2,914 52.67% 3,280 0.37% 23 0.16% 10 -5.88% -366
Santa Fe 44.95% 6,172 54.56% 7,491 0.40% 55 0.09% 13 -9.61% -1,319
Mora 44.84% 1,541 55.08% 1,893 0.09% 3 0.00% 0 -10.24% -352
Socorro 43.44% 1,650 56.32% 2,139 0.21% 8 0.03% 1 -12.88% -489
San Juan 38.94% 1,544 60.71% 2,407 0.20% 8 0.15% 6 -21.77% -863

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results – New Mexico". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  2. ^ "The Nation: Independence Day". Time. 1948-11-08. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  4. ^ a b Géoelections; 1948 Presidential Election Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)
  5. ^ a b Géoelections; Popular Vote for Henry Wallace (xlsx file for €15)