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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1944 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 07, 1944 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 07, 1944 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1945 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1949 - 12:00pm
Turnout 36.30% Total Population
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 03:50pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, third edition
Description
During the months following FDR’s third inauguration on 1/20/1941, the war in Europe spread. Hitler broke his non-aggression pact with Stalin and attacked the Soviet Union in the summer. FDR asked Congress to renew the draft for another year, and it passed by one vote over the opposition of America Firsters who opposed American entry into the war. In a famous speech, Pres. Roosevelt outlined the Four Freedoms in a speech to Congress on 1/6/1941: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

Much of the opposition to American involvement in the war disappeared when the Japanese fleet attacked Pearl Harbor. On the same day, Japan destroyed two British warships near Singapore. President Roosevelt appeared before Congress, decried the attack on 12/7/1941 as a day which would live in infamy, and asked for a declaration of war against Japan. Congress voted to declare war against Japan that very day. Germany and Italy responded by declaring war on the United States, so on 12/11/1941 Congress declared war on these two nations as well.

Japanese admiral Yamamoto feared the American industrial capability, but few Americans save FDR were aware of the possibilities. FDR proposed that Congress authorize spending for over 150,000 airplanes; 120,000 tanks; 50,000 antiaircraft guns; and additional battleships and aircraft carriers. His critics saw his numbers as unrealistic, and the Allied defeats during 1942 in Africa and Asia tended to strengthen

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1940
NameFranklin Delano Roosevelt Votes27,313,041 (54.73%)
Term01/20/1941 - 01/20/1945 Margin4,964,561 (+9.95%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1948
NameHarry S. Truman Votes24,179,345 (49.55%)
Term01/20/1949 - 01/20/1953 Margin2,188,054 (+4.48%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1944 US President - D Primaries Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jul 01, 1944 US President - R Primaries Douglas MacArthur
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Name (I) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Gov. Thomas E. Dewey No Candidate Party Leader Norman M. Thomas Claude Alonzo Watson Edward A. Teichert Southern Democrats
PartyDemocratic Republican Texas Regulars Socialist Prohibition Socialist Labor Southern Democrat
Uncertified Votes25,612,610 (53.38%) 22,017,617 (45.89%) 135,444 (0.28%) 79,000 (0.17%) 74,733 (0.16%) 45,179 (0.09%) 7,799 (0.02%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -3,594,993 (-7.49%) -25,477,166 (-53.10%) -25,533,610 (-53.22%) -25,537,877 (-53.23%) -25,567,431 (-53.29%) -25,604,811 (-53.37%)
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LPC Dr. King Schultz
D Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx [L]
D Orson Welles [L]
R Frank Sinatra [L]
AENM Angry Russian
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
F Blue Republican
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RC Zeus the Moose
Veg Herbert C. Holdridge [L]
Laf-W Craverguy
I TX_Progressive
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Name Others Gerald L. K. Smith Darlington Hoopes Arla A. Albaugh  
PartyIndependent America First Socialist Socialist Labor  
Uncertified Votes2,392 (0.01%) 1,780 (0.00%) 1,408 (0.00%) 147 (0.00%)  
Margin-25,610,218 (-53.38%) -25,610,830 (-53.38%) -25,611,202 (-53.38%) -25,612,463 (-53.38%)  
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