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1944 United States presidential election in New York

1944 United States presidential election in New York

← 1940 November 7, 1944 1948 →
Turnout70.9%[1] Decrease 4.8 pp
  1944 portrait of FDR (1)(small).jpg ThomasDewey.png
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Harry S. Truman John W. Bricker
Electoral vote 47 0
Popular vote 3,304,238 2,987,647
Percentage 52.31% 47.30%

New york presidential results 1944.svg
County Results
  Roosevelt—60-70%
  Roosevelt—50-60%
  Dewey—50-60%
  Dewey—60-70%
  Dewey—70-80%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

World War II was a huge factor in President Roosevelt's race for the presidency in 1944. Here Roosevelt can be seen meeting with other Allied leaders at the 1943 Cairo Conferences, about 1 year before D-Day.

The 1944 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 7, 1944. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1944 United States presidential election. New York voters chose 47 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New York was won by incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was running against local Republican Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Roosevelt ran with U.S. Senator from Missouri Harry S. Truman, and Dewey ran with Ohio Governor, an opponent during the 1944 Republican primaries, John W. Bricker as Vice President.

New York weighed in for this election as 2% more Republican than the national average.

The presidential election of 1944 was a very partisan for New York, with more than 99.6 percent of the electorate casting votes for either the Democratic Party or the Republican.[2] In typical form for the time, the highly populated centers of New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester voted primarily Democratic, while the majority of smaller counties in New York turned out for Dewey as the Republican candidate. Much of Roosevelt’s margin of victory was provided by his dominance in New York City. Roosevelt took over sixty percent of the vote in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx and decisively won New York City as a whole, although the boroughs of Queens and Staten Island remained Republican as they had voted in 1940.

The immensely popular Roosevelt won the election in New York by a solid 5 point margin, despite it also being Dewey's home state. Dewey campaigned hard against President Roosevelt's New Deal, claiming that it suffocated job growth in the country,[3] while Roosevelt's campaign focused on maintaining the New Deal, and putting an end to the war with Japan and Germany as quickly as possible. Governor Dewey's stance on the New Deal put him and his campaign in sharp contradiction with the majority voters across the country (including states such as New York, which had suffered through years of >15% unemployment during the Great Depression), and who largely attributed the economic recovery to Roosevelt's leadership, and heightened federal regulation and spending.

The 1944 presidential election was the last time until 2016 in which both major party candidates declared New York as their home state.

Results

1944 United States presidential election in New York
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 2,478,598 39.24%
American Labor Franklin D. Roosevelt 496,405 7.86%
Liberal Franklin D. Roosevelt 329,235 5.21%
Total Franklin D. Roosevelt 3,304,238 52.31% 47
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 2,987,647 47.30% 0
Socialist Labor Edward Teichert 14,352 0.23% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 10,553 0.17% 0
Totals 6,316,790 100.0% 47

Results by county

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic/American Labor/Liberal
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[4]
County # % # % # % # %
Albany 71,128 53.90% 60,543 45.88% 289 0.22% 10,585 8.02% 131,960
Allegany 4,786 26.18% 13,454 73.60% 39 0.21% -8,668 -47.42% 18,279
Bronx 450,525 67.74% 211,158 31.75% 3,352 0.50% 239,367 35.99% 665,035
Broome 31,056 41.29% 44,013 58.52% 137 0.18% -12,957 -17.23% 75,206
Cattaraugus 11,787 37.07% 19,907 62.61% 101 0.32% -8,120 -25.54% 31,795
Cayuga 13,849 42.44% 18,680 57.25% 100 0.31% -4,831 -14.81% 32,629
Chautauqua 22,086 40.03% 32,824 59.49% 264 0.48% -10,738 -19.46% 55,174
Chemung 15,064 40.32% 22,198 59.42% 97 0.26% -7,134 -19.10% 37,359
Chenango 4,997 28.11% 12,745 71.69% 37 0.21% -7,748 -43.58% 17,779
Clinton 9,996 53.15% 8,775 46.66% 35 0.19% 1,221 6.49% 18,806
Columbia 6,969 34.71% 13,055 65.02% 54 0.27% -6,086 -30.31% 20,078
Cortland 4,967 32.17% 10,450 67.68% 24 0.16% -5,483 -35.51% 15,441
Delaware 5,128 25.55% 14,916 74.32% 25 0.12% -9,788 -48.77% 20,069
Dutchess 22,778 40.80% 32,890 58.92% 158 0.28% -10,112 -18.11% 55,826
Erie 195,905 51.12% 185,975 48.53% 1,355 0.35% 9,930 2.59% 383,235
Essex 4,637 31.34% 10,128 68.44% 33 0.22% -5,491 -37.11% 14,798
Franklin 8,060 46.53% 9,225 53.25% 39 0.23% -1,165 -6.72% 17,324
Fulton 8,813 39.93% 13,195 59.79% 62 0.28% -4,382 -19.86% 22,070
Genesee 6,796 33.44% 13,478 66.32% 50 0.25% -6,682 -32.88% 20,324
Greene 5,231 34.73% 9,807 65.10% 26 0.17% -4,576 -30.38% 15,064
Hamilton 830 31.05% 1,834 68.61% 9 0.34% -1,004 -37.56% 2,673
Herkimer 12,381 44.08% 15,656 55.75% 48 0.17% -3,275 -11.66% 28,085
Jefferson 14,449 39.77% 21,834 60.10% 46 0.13% -7,385 -20.33% 36,329
Kings 758,270 65.46% 393,926 34.01% 6,168 0.53% 364,344 31.45% 1,158,364
Lewis 3,441 35.42% 6,256 64.40% 18 0.19% -2,815 -28.98% 9,715
Livingston 6,351 35.73% 11,383 64.04% 41 0.23% -5,032 -28.31% 17,775
Madison 6,109 31.31% 13,369 68.51% 36 0.18% -7,260 -37.20% 19,514
Monroe 119,672 51.52% 111,725 48.10% 876 0.38% 7,947 3.42% 232,273
Montgomery 14,400 49.33% 14,726 50.45% 63 0.22% -326 -1.12% 29,189
Nassau 78,512 32.88% 159,713 66.88% 576 0.24% -81,201 -34.00% 238,801
New York 509,263 65.90% 258,650 33.47% 4,864 0.63% 250,613 32.43% 772,777
Niagara 34,850 47.96% 37,614 51.76% 202 0.28% -2,764 -3.80% 72,666
Oneida 48,371 49.69% 48,749 50.08% 224 0.23% -378 -0.39% 97,344
Onondaga 73,562 47.57% 80,507 52.06% 569 0.37% -6,945 -4.49% 154,638
Ontario 9,437 35.80% 16,859 63.95% 68 0.26% -7,422 -28.15% 26,364
Orange 24,059 38.03% 39,041 61.71% 162 0.26% -14,982 -23.68% 63,262
Orleans 4,006 28.56% 9,998 71.28% 22 0.16% -5,992 -42.72% 14,026
Oswego 12,593 38.92% 19,733 60.99% 29 0.09% -7,140 -22.07% 32,355
Otsego 7,849 33.67% 15,427 66.17% 37 0.16% -7,578 -32.51% 23,313
Putnam 4,251 37.64% 7,010 62.07% 33 0.29% -2,759 -24.43% 11,294
Queens 292,940 44.36% 365,365 55.33% 2,071 0.31% -72,425 -10.97% 660,376
Rensselaer 30,173 44.29% 37,819 55.51% 139 0.20% -7,646 -11.22% 68,131
Richmond 31,502 42.62% 42,188 57.07% 228 0.31% -10,686 -14.46% 73,918
Rockland 13,437 40.72% 19,471 59.00% 91 0.28% -6,034 -18.29% 32,999
Saratoga 13,788 40.45% 20,197 59.26% 98 0.29% -6,409 -18.80% 34,083
Schenectady 33,397 48.49% 35,178 51.08% 294 0.43% -1,781 -2.59% 68,869
Schoharie 4,219 39.06% 6,546 60.61% 36 0.33% -2,327 -21.54% 10,801
Schuyler 1,767 28.14% 4,506 71.76% 6 0.10% -2,739 -43.62% 6,279
Seneca 4,236 36.24% 7,424 63.52% 28 0.24% -3,188 -27.28% 11,688
St. Lawrence 15,223 40.90% 21,919 58.89% 77 0.21% -6,696 -17.99% 37,219
Steuben 13,461 34.45% 25,538 65.36% 73 0.19% -12,077 -30.91% 39,072
Suffolk 31,231 32.15% 65,650 67.59% 253 0.26% -34,419 -35.43% 97,134
Sullivan 8,836 43.81% 11,258 55.82% 73 0.36% -2,422 -12.01% 20,167
Tioga 3,831 29.95% 8,934 69.85% 25 0.20% -5,103 -39.90% 12,790
Tompkins 7,174 35.78% 12,805 63.86% 74 0.37% -5,631 -28.08% 20,053
Ulster 16,943 38.72% 26,703 61.02% 117 0.27% -9,760 -22.30% 43,763
Warren 6,716 35.54% 12,144 64.26% 37 0.20% -5,428 -28.72% 18,897
Washington 7,100 33.82% 13,861 66.03% 31 0.15% -6,761 -32.21% 20,992
Wayne 6,999 28.50% 17,523 71.36% 33 0.13% -10,524 -42.86% 24,555
Westchester 107,591 38.02% 174,635 61.71% 756 0.27% -67,044 -23.69% 282,982
Wyoming 4,455 30.33% 10,219 69.57% 15 0.10% -5,764 -39.24% 14,689
Yates 2,005 24.01% 6,338 75.89% 9 0.11% -4,333 -51.88% 8,352
Totals 3,304,238 52.31% 2,987,647 47.30% 24,932 0.39% 316,591 5.01% 6,316,817

See also

References

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results – New York". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ Smith, pp. 389-391
  4. ^ Géoelections; 1944 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)