1940 United States presidential election in North Carolina

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United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1940

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All 13 North Carolina 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 13 0
Popular vote 609,015 213,633
Percentage 74.0% 25.9%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

North Carolina was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 74.03% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 25.97% of the popular vote.[3][4] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Davie County and Randolph County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[5]


United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 609,015 74.03%
Republican Wendell Willkie 213,633 25.97%
Total votes 822,648 100%


  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 - North Carolina". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016