United States presidential election in Montana, 1940

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1940
1936 ←
November 5, 1940 → 1944

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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 145,698 99,579
Percentage 58.78% 40.17%


County results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1940 United States presidential election in Montana took place on November 5, 1940 throughout the continuous 48 states. Voters chose 4 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Montana voted overwhelmingly to give Democratic nominee, President Franklin D. Roosevelt an unprecedented third term, over the Republican nominee, corporate lawyer Wendell Willkie, a dark horse candidate that had never before run for a political office. Roosevelt won Montana by a landslide margin of 18.61%.


United States presidential [1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 145,698 58.78% 4
Republican Wendell Willkie 99,579 40.17% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 1,443 0.58% 0
Prohibition Roger Babson 664 0.27% 0
Communist Earl Browder 489 0.20% 0