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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1940 - 12:00pm
Polls Open July 24, 1940 - 06:00am
Polls Close July 28, 1940 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1941 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1945 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler November 10, 2008 07:21pm
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

Most votes received by candidates for party presidential nomination, up to the point where a nominee was determined. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
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The Republican National Committee met on 2/16/1940 to set the date of the national convention. They had hoped to meet after the Democratic National Convention, so that the delegates would have the option of responding to the Democratic national ticket. However, when the Democratic National Committee met to make the arrangements, it did not set a date. The Republicans chose Philadelphia as their convention city (66 votes) following a tussle with Chicago (30 votes); two votes were cast for Fargo ND. Philadelphia had "sweetened" the pot by offering $200,000 plus free use of its Convention Hall [NYT 2/17/1940].



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Presidential Balloting, RNC 1940
Contender: Ballot1st2d3d 4th 5th6th before shifts 6th after shifts
Wendell L. Willkie 105 171 259 306 429 655 998
Robert A. Taft 189 203 212 254 377 318 --
Thomas E. Dewey 360 338 315 250 57 11 --
Arthur H. Vandenberg 76 73 72 61 42 -- --
Arthur H. James 74 66 59 56 59 -- --
Presidential Balloting, RNC 1940
Contender: Ballot1st2d3d 4th 5th6th before shifts 6th after shifts
Wendell L. Willkie 105 171 259 306 429 655 998
Robert A. Taft 189 203 212 254 377 318 --
Thomas E. Dewey 360 338 315 250 57 11 --
Arthur H. Vandenberg 76 73 72 61 42 -- --
Arthur H. James 74 66 59 56 59 -- --
Joseph Martin 44 26 -- -- -- -- --
Hanford MacNider 34 34 28 26 4 -- --
Frank E. Gannett 33 30 11 4 1 1 --
Herbert C. Hoover 17 21 32 31 20 10 --
H. Styles Bridges 28 9 1 1 -- -- --
Scattering/Blank 40 29 11 11 11 5 2

Shift on Fifth Ballot:

Red states voted for Willkie, blue states for Taft, white states for others. Lighter color indicates a shift from the 4th ballot. Note that the collapse of Dewey's candidacy benefitted both Willkie and Taft.

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/14/1936
NameFranklin D. Roosevelt Votes523 (98.49%)
Term01/20/1937 - 01/20/1941 Margin515 (+96.99%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/16/1940
NameFranklin D. Roosevelt Votes449 (84.56%)
Term01/20/1941 - 01/20/1945 Margin367 (+69.11%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/16/1940
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Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
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Name Wendell L. Willkie Sen. Robert A. Taft District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg Gov. Arthur H. James Chairman Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Ambassador Hanford MacNider
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
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Certified Votes998 (47.59%) 377 (17.98%) 360 (17.17%) 76 (3.62%) 74 (3.53%) 44 (2.10%) 34 (1.62%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -621 (-29.61%) -638 (-30.42%) -922 (-43.97%) -924 (-44.06%) -954 (-45.49%) -964 (-45.97%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
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R Harold E. Stassen
AnFed pghopper
D Bill Kauffman
Laf-W Craverguy
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
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Name Frank E. Gannett President Herbert Hoover Sen. H. Styles Bridges Sen. Arthur Capper Minority Leader Charles L. McNary Gov. Harlan John Bushfield Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
Website
Certified Votes33 (1.57%) 32 (1.53%) 28 (1.34%) 18 (0.86%) 13 (0.62%) 9 (0.43%) 1 (0.05%)
Margin-965 (-46.02%) -966 (-46.07%) -970 (-46.26%) -980 (-46.73%) -985 (-46.97%) -989 (-47.16%) -997 (-47.54%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
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