1940 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1940

← 1936 November 5, 1940[1] 1944 →

All 10 Louisiana votes to the Electoral College
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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 10 0
Popular vote 319,751 52,446
Percentage 85.9% 14.1%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1940 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. Louisiana voters chose ten[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 85.88% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 14.09% of the popular vote.[3][4]

By percentage of the vote carried, Louisiana was the third-most lopsided contest in the nation, only to South Carolina and Mississippi, whose margins both exceeded ninety percent in favor of Roosevelt.


United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 319,751 85.88%
Republican Wendell Willkie 52,446 14.09%
Write-in 108 0.03%
Total votes 372,305 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 21, 2018.