United States presidential election in California, 1944

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Map of presidential election results by county in California in the 1944 presidential election

In the 1944 United States presidential election, California voted for the Democratic incumbent, Franklin Roosevelt, in a landslide over the Republican challenger, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1944[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (incumbent) 1,988,564 56.48% 25
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 1,512,965 42.97% 0
Prohibition Claude A. Watson 14,770 0.42% 0
No party Norman Thomas (write-in) 2,515 0.07% 0
No party Write-ins 1,881 0.05% 0
No party Edward A. Teichert (write-in) 180 0.01% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 3,520,875 100.00% 25
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County Roosevelt Votes Dewey Votes Others Votes
Solano 69.93% 24,335 29.77% 10,361 0.30% 105
Plumas 69.83% 2,625 29.95% 1,126 0.21% 8
Sacramento 66.30% 49,204 33.16% 24,611 0.54% 403
Lassen 65.81% 3,678 33.92% 1,896 0.27% 15
Kings 65.04% 6,591 34.22% 3,468 0.74% 75
Contra Costa 63.96% 47,831 35.86% 26,816 0.18% 138
Fresno 63.84% 40,769 35.50% 22,668 0.67% 425
Placer 62.66% 7,149 36.78% 4,196 0.56% 64
Amador 61.69% 1,976 37.18% 1,191 1.12% 36
San Francisco 60.51% 208,609 38.92% 134,163 0.57% 1,959
El Dorado 59.95% 3,016 39.55% 1,990 0.50% 25
Sierra 59.64% 662 39.91% 443 0.45% 5
Madera 59.47% 4,276 39.85% 2,865 0.68% 49
Ventura 59.33% 16,342 40.19% 11,071 0.48% 131
Shasta 58.90% 5,798 40.87% 4,023 0.22% 22
Merced 58.25% 9,192 41.31% 6,518 0.44% 69
Yolo 57.70% 5,837 41.84% 4,233 0.45% 46
Alameda 57.70% 169,631 41.83% 122,982 0.47% 1,374
Yuba 57.63% 3,254 42.14% 2,379 0.23% 13
Tuolumne 57.51% 2,566 41.77% 1,864 0.72% 32
Trinity 57.33% 770 42.22% 567 0.45% 6
Siskiyou 57.29% 5,914 42.15% 4,351 0.56% 58
Humboldt 56.83% 12,083 42.93% 9,127 0.24% 50
Colusa 56.81% 2,090 42.92% 1,579 0.27% 10
Los Angeles 56.75% 886,252 42.68% 666,441 0.57% 8,871
Calaveras 56.19% 1,893 43.19% 1,455 0.62% 21
Kern 55.56% 26,205 43.96% 20,730 0.48% 226
Mariposa 55.06% 1,203 44.16% 965 0.78% 17
Nevada 54.79% 3,266 44.42% 2,648 0.79% 47
Modoc 54.28% 1,540 45.40% 1,288 0.32% 9
San Diego 53.94% 89,959 45.42% 75,746 0.64% 1,059
Mendocino 53.75% 5,452 45.89% 4,655 0.35% 36
Monterey 53.66% 14,342 45.82% 12,246 0.52% 140
Santa Barbara 53.37% 15,721 46.33% 13,647 0.30% 89
San Bernardino 52.59% 38,530 46.52% 34,084 0.88% 646
Butte 52.55% 8,811 46.83% 7,852 0.63% 105
San Joaquin 52.48% 27,074 47.21% 24,357 0.30% 157
Santa Clara 52.36% 43,869 47.04% 39,409 0.60% 499
Marin 52.04% 14,516 47.69% 13,304 0.27% 76
Napa 51.87% 7,748 47.48% 7,092 0.64% 96
Tehama 51.53% 3,130 47.79% 2,903 0.68% 41
Stanislaus 51.33% 15,537 47.23% 14,297 1.44% 437
San Luis Obispo 50.63% 8,068 48.90% 7,793 0.47% 75
San Mateo 50.62% 34,594 49.15% 33,590 0.23% 158
Glenn 50.20% 2,452 49.32% 2,409 0.47% 23
Tulare 49.97% 16,221 49.30% 16,005 0.73% 238
Sutter 49.54% 3,083 49.99% 3,111 0.47% 29
Sonoma 49.27% 15,949 50.38% 16,309 0.34% 111
Inyo 49.09% 1,647 50.64% 1,699 0.27% 9
San Benito 46.82% 1,998 52.80% 2,253 0.37% 16
Imperial 45.76% 5,085 53.81% 5,979 0.43% 48
Santa Cruz 45.34% 9,357 53.80% 11,102 0.86% 178
Riverside 45.26% 19,439 53.94% 23,168 0.81% 346
Del Norte 44.70% 818 55.25% 1,011 0.05% 1
Lake 44.61% 1,671 54.97% 2,059 0.43% 16
Orange 42.47% 28,649 56.92% 38,394 0.60% 407
Mono 38.97% 242 60.87% 378 0.16% 1
Alpine 31.47% 45 68.53% 98 0.00% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1944 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.