Franklin D. Roosevelt
New Orleans City Council
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 representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Louisiana was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 85.88% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (R–Indiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 14.09% of the popular vote.
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.