The 1948 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 2, 1948 throughout the forty-eight contemporary states. Voters chose thirty-five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
Pennsylvania voted for the Republican nominee, New York GovernorThomas E. Dewey, over the Democratic nominee, PresidentHarry Truman. Dewey won Pennsylvania by a margin of 4.01 percent. As of 2017, this is the last time that a Democrat won the national election without carrying Pennsylvania, and until 2016 the last time when a Democrat lead in the nationwide popular vote without carrying Pennsylvania. It was also the last time until 1968 that any presidential candidate won the election without carrying the state.