Talk:United States presidential election, 1940

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Electoral Map Is Inaccurate[edit]

According to the electoral-vote map Willkie carried Wyoming, but in fact President Roosevelt, and not Willkie, carried the state. The map should be corrected.

Electoral picture peculiarity[edit]

Why is the graphic depiction of electoral votes skewed? Rarely nowadays does one see democratic votes colored red and and republican votes blue. --maru (talk) Contribs 20:52, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

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DLJessup (talk) 21:55, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Wendell Willkie[edit]

Does anyone have a source on Willkie's serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932? He was a delegate to the 1924 Democratic National Convention, being elected from Ohio's 14th congressional district. At that time, he was living in Akron. Ohio Elects the President p. 95. Chronicler3

I don't have the book in front of me, but I believe that Herbert Parmet's Never Again: A President Runs for a third term includes a reference to Willkie having been a Democratic delegate in 1932, and mentions him supporting FDR in the fall campaign against Hoover. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.145.229.162 (talk) 21:46, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


For Hanford MacNider, the name itself should be "clickable", since there is an article about him in wikipedia.

Better Photo Needed[edit]

Could someone who knows how replace the low-quality photo of Willkie with a better one? I searched Google and found several photos which, IMO, are superior to the one currently in use. Just a thought. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.145.229.162 (talk) 04:09, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Also, i1 seems a bit out of continuity to put a photo of FDR taken in 1944 at the top of the page for the 1940 election.THD3 (talk) 20:20, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Joseph martin.jpg[edit]

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Wyoming results do not match with electoral map.[edit]

The electoral map shows Willkie as the winner in Wyoming, but the results show ~52% for FDR and ~46% for Willkie. Can someone fix this? --67.189.254.208 (talk) 06:15, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Electoral map problem[edit]

"Willkie" is misspelt "Wilkie" on the map. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.116.71.119 (talk) 21:18, 12 March 2009 (UTC)