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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1948


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1948

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1948

November 2, 1948

Nominee Harry S. Truman Thomas E. Dewey Strom Thurmond
Party Democratic Republican Dixiecrat
Home state Missouri New York South Carolina
Running mate Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren Fielding L. Wright
Electoral vote 11 0 0
Popular vote 200,786 172,070 43,393
Percentage 47.89% 41.04% 10.35%

President before election

Harry S. Truman

Elected President

Harry S. Truman

The 1948 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 2, 1948 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 Harry S. Truman, over the Republican nominee, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey and South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond, who received the nomination of the States' Rights Democratic Party. Truman ultimately won the national election with 49.55% of the vote.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 200,786 47.89% 11
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 172,070 41.04% 0
Dixiecrat/States' Rights Strom Thurmond 43,393 10.35% 0
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 2,047 0.49% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 726 0.17% 0
Socialist Labor Edward Teichert 234 0.06% 0
Totals 419,256 100.00% 11


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