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United States presidential election, 1940
November 5, 1940
Thomas E. Dewey Hull
Nominee Thomas Dewey Cordell Hull
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Tennessee
Running mate Robert Taft James Farley
Electoral vote 271 260
States carried 16 32
Popular vote 22,092,255 21,342,255

This election pitted Democrats Vice President Cordell Hull and Postmaster General James A. Farley against Republicans NY Governer Thomas E. Dewey and Senator Robert A. Taft.

Republican Convention

Democrat Convention

Presidential Balloting, DNC 1940
ballot 1 2 3 4 5
Vice President Cordell Hull 741
Postmaster General James A. Farley -
Senator Richard Russell 352
Senator Millard Tydings -
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