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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1948 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 1948 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 02, 1948 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1949 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1953 - 12:00pm
Turnout 36.92% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 03:59pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, third edition
Description
President Roosevelt died on 4/12/1945, just as the war in Europe was coming to a close. VP Truman became President. His first challenge as President was making the arrangements for the first conference on organizing the United Nations. Although he asked FDR’s cabinet to stay, several of them chose to leave government service. The Democrats in Congress were displeased with Truman’s appointments and criticized him for cronyism. He was also criticized for approving the dropping of the atomic bomb over Japan as a means of avoiding a land invasion. The tactic was successful in convincing Japan that further fighting was useless.

Once the war was over, Truman was slow in returning the nation to a peace time economy. The voters responded negatively in the midterm elections by handing control of both houses of Congress to the Republicans (the Senate stood 51–45 and the House 246–188). The Republican campaign slogan “Had Enough?” was bolstered by their interest in removing the four C’s: controls, confusion, corruption, and Communism.

President Truman recognized that the nation was headed in a more conservative direction. When he began to make strong stands against Stalin and Communist aggression in Europe, many of the liberals in the administration left; this event was partially responsible for Truman’s drift to the political center. He worked with his new Secretary of State, George Marshall, to draft a proposal to help rebuild Europe. The plan, named the Marshall

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1944
NameFranklin Delano Roosevelt Votes25,612,610 (53.38%)
Term01/20/1945 - 01/20/1949 Margin3,594,993 (+7.49%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1952
NameDwight David Eisenhower Votes33,936,234 (55.13%)
Term01/20/1953 - 01/20/1957 Margin6,621,242 (+10.76%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1948 US President - D Primaries Harry S. Truman
Jul 01, 1948 US President - R Primaries Earl Warren
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CANDIDATES
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Name (I) President Harry S. Truman Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Gov. J. Strom Thurmond Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Party Leader Norman M. Thomas Claude Alonzo Watson Edward A. Teichert
PartyDemocratic Republican States Rights Progressive Socialist Prohibition Socialist Labor
Uncertified Votes24,179,345 (49.55%) 21,991,291 (45.07%) 1,176,125 (2.41%) 1,157,326 (2.37%) 138,973 (0.29%) 103,489 (0.21%) 29,038 (0.06%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -2,188,054 (-4.48%) -23,003,220 (-47.14%) -23,022,019 (-47.18%) -24,040,372 (-49.27%) -24,075,856 (-49.34%) -24,150,307 (-49.49%)
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ENDORSEMENTS
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LPC Dr. King Schultz
D Zell B. Miller
R TurnerforCongress
DFL Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Impy
D Dodge Landesman
F Blue Republican
LBT Smart
CST Curtis Dall [L]
LBT Murray Rothbard [L]
AENM Angry Russian
IS Sesel
D Norman Mailer [L]
D La Fayette
D George S. McGovern [L]
I TX_Progressive
S A. Philip Randolph [L]
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Farrell Dobbs Gov. Fielding Lewis Wright Others Gerald L. K. Smith John G. Scott John A. Maxwell  
PartySocialist Workers States Rights Independent Christian Nationalist Greenback Vegetarian  
Uncertified Votes13,614 (0.03%) 2,294 (0.01%) 2,279 (0.01%) 42 (0.00%) 6 (0.00%) 4 (0.00%)  
Margin-24,165,731 (-49.53%) -24,177,051 (-49.55%) -24,177,066 (-49.55%) -24,179,303 (-49.55%) -24,179,339 (-49.55%) -24,179,341 (-49.55%)  
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SWP Otis Gough
RC Zeus the Moose
 

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