United States presidential election in Colorado, 1940

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United States presidential election in Colorado, 1940

← 1936 November 5, 1940[1] 1944 →

All 6 Colorado votes to the Electoral College

  WendellWillkie.jpg FDRoosevelt1938.png
Nominee Wendell Willkie Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Indiana New York
Running mate Charles L. McNary Henry A. Wallace
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 279,576 265,554
Percentage 50.9% 48.4%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

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

Colorado was won by Wendell Willkie (RIndiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 50.92% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (DNew York), running with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, with 48.37% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Colorado, 1940
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wendell Willkie 279,576 50.92%
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 265,554 48.37%
Socialist Norman Thomas 1,899 0.35%
Prohibition Roger Babson 1,597 0.29%
Communist Earl Browder 378 0.07%
Total votes 549,004 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1940 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "1940 Election for the Thirty-ninth Term (1941-45)". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "1940 Presidential General Election Results - Colorado". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1940". Retrieved August 18, 2018.