1940 United States Senate election in Virginia

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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1940

← 1934 November 5, 1940 1946 →
  Harry F. Byrd.jpg
Nominee Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Party Democratic
Popular vote 274,260
Percentage 93.3%

U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Democratic

The 1940 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. was re-elected to a second term after defeating Independent Hilliard Berstein.

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (inc.) 274,260 93.32% +17.36%
Independent Hilliard Berstein 11,159 3.80%
Independent Alice Burke 8,250 2.81%
Write-ins 212 0.07% +0.05%
Majority 263,101 89.53% +34.50%
Turnout 293,881
Democratic hold

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