United States elections, 1940

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The 1940 United States general election was held on November 5. Democratic incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to serve a third term as President of the United States, defeating Republican nominee Wendell Willkie. The presidential election coincided with U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections in several states.[1][2]

The Democrats gained five seats in the House of Representatives, furthering their majority over the Republicans. The Democrats also maintained a majority in the U.S. Senate; however, they lost three seats to the Republicans in that house.[2]

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  1. ^ "1940 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1940" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 28 December 2011.