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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1940


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1940

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1940

November 5, 1940

Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Wendell Willkie
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Henry A. Wallace Charles L. McNary
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 235,961 109,363
Percentage 68.08% 31.55%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1940 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 5, 1940 throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Virginia voted for the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, over the Republican nominee, attorney Wendell Willkie. Roosevelt ultimately won the national election with 54.74% of the vote.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 235,961 68.08% 11
Republican Wendell Willkie 109,363 31.55% 0
Prohibition Roger Babson 882 0.25% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 282 0.08% 0
Communist Earl Browder 71 0.02% 0
Socialist Labor John W. Aiken 48 0.01% 0
Totals 346,607 100.00% 11


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