United States presidential election in California, 1940

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Map of presidential election results by county in California in the 1940 presidential election

In the 1940 United States presidential election, California voted for the Democratic incumbent, Franklin Roosevelt, in a landslide over the Republican challenger, businessman Wendell Willkie.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (incumbent) 1,877,618 57.44% 22
Republican Wendell Willkie 1,351,419 41.34% 0
Progressive Norman Thomas 16,506 0.50% 0
Communist Earl Russell Browder 13,586 0.42% 0
Prohibition Roger Babson 9,400 0.29% 0
No party Write-ins 262 0.01% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 3,268,791 100.00% 22
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County Roosevelt Votes Willkie Votes Others Votes
Plumas 72.11% 3,418 26.79% 1,270 1.10% 52
Solano 70.58% 15,054 28.51% 6,081 0.90% 193
Lassen 69.17% 4,367 30.13% 1,902 0.70% 44
Fresno 69.07% 48,866 29.79% 21,079 1.14% 805
Sacramento 68.09% 51,351 30.76% 23,201 1.15% 864
Shasta 68.03% 8,662 30.70% 3,909 1.27% 162
Madera 67.61% 5,749 31.20% 2,653 1.19% 101
Placer 67.56% 8,402 31.26% 3,887 1.18% 147
Kings 67.43% 8,307 31.75% 3,911 0.83% 102
Sierra 66.98% 1,057 32.38% 511 0.63% 10
El Dorado 66.44% 4,144 32.37% 2,019 1.19% 74
Amador 66.14% 2,762 32.85% 1,372 1.01% 42
Nevada 66.01% 5,782 32.69% 2,863 1.30% 114
Yuba 64.57% 4,660 34.24% 2,471 1.19% 86
Mariposa 64.44% 1,935 34.47% 1,035 1.10% 33
Trinity 63.83% 1,431 34.79% 780 1.38% 31
Siskiyou 63.17% 7,714 35.92% 4,387 0.91% 111
Tuolumne 62.96% 3,541 35.63% 2,004 1.40% 79
Merced 62.57% 10,501 36.35% 6,101 1.08% 182
Kern 61.78% 32,202 37.30% 19,445 0.92% 479
Contra Costa 61.75% 30,900 37.22% 18,627 1.03% 513
Modoc 61.49% 2,232 37.77% 1,371 0.74% 27
San Francisco 59.51% 185,607 39.26% 122,449 1.23% 3,822
Colusa 59.48% 2,655 39.74% 1,774 0.78% 35
Calaveras 58.90% 2,405 40.39% 1,649 0.71% 29
Yolo 58.78% 6,380 40.29% 4,373 0.93% 101
Butte 58.15% 10,684 40.46% 7,433 1.39% 255
Los Angeles 58.13% 822,718 40.58% 574,266 1.29% 18,285
Sutter 57.11% 4,195 42.06% 3,089 0.83% 61
Ventura 57.00% 15,182 42.15% 11,225 0.85% 227
Mendocino 56.13% 7,055 42.53% 5,345 1.34% 169
Humboldt 55.98% 12,329 43.00% 9,470 1.02% 225
Tulare 55.96% 20,129 42.85% 15,414 1.19% 428
San Diego 55.57% 71,188 43.27% 55,434 1.16% 1,488
Alameda 55.21% 148,224 43.56% 116,961 1.23% 3,311
Monterey 55.00% 14,758 44.01% 11,810 0.99% 265
Glenn 54.96% 3,095 43.92% 2,473 1.12% 63
Inyo 54.65% 1,820 44.53% 1,483 0.81% 27
Tehama 54.59% 3,618 43.95% 2,913 1.46% 97
San Bernardino 54.47% 37,520 44.30% 30,511 1.23% 847
Santa Barbara 54.41% 17,237 44.53% 14,107 1.05% 334
San Luis Obispo 53.39% 8,499 45.25% 7,204 1.36% 217
Napa 52.68% 6,771 46.09% 5,924 1.23% 158
Mono 52.56% 523 46.13% 459 1.31% 13
San Joaquin 52.55% 26,536 46.34% 23,403 1.11% 559
Imperial 52.53% 7,728 46.59% 6,854 0.88% 130
San Mateo 52.38% 29,831 46.60% 26,539 1.02% 581
Stanislaus 51.96% 16,494 46.63% 14,803 1.41% 449
Marin 50.20% 11,365 48.47% 10,974 1.33% 301
San Benito 49.99% 2,441 49.29% 2,407 0.72% 35
Santa Clara 49.63% 40,449 49.20% 40,100 1.16% 947
Santa Cruz 47.51% 10,683 50.93% 11,453 1.56% 350
Riverside 47.20% 20,003 51.39% 21,779 1.41% 598
Sonoma 47.04% 15,230 51.94% 16,819 1.02% 330
Lake 45.70% 1,897 53.36% 2,215 0.94% 39
Del Norte 44.92% 1,034 53.56% 1,233 1.52% 35
Orange 43.44% 28,236 55.49% 36,070 1.06% 691
Alpine 32.98% 62 66.49% 125 0.53% 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.