1940 United States Senate election in Delaware

The 1940 United States Senate election in Delaware took place on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John G. Townsend Jr. ran for re-election to a third term in office, but was defeated by Democrat James M. Tunnell. This was the only seat that Democratic flipped during this cycle.

1940 United States Senate election in Delaware

← 1934 November 5, 1940 1946 →
  Jamestunnell.jpg John G. Townsend, Jr.jpg
Nominee James M. Tunnell John G. Townsend Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 68,294 63,799
Percentage 50.63% 47.30%

1940 United States Senate election in Delaware results map by county.svg
County results
Tunnell:      50-60%

U.S. senator before election

John G. Townsend Jr.
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

James M. Tunnell
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1940 U.S. Senate election in Delaware[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James M. Tunnell 68,294 50.63%  4.47
Republican John G. Townsend Jr. (incumbent) 63,799 47.30%  5.97
Liberal Democratic William F. Allen 2,786 2.07% N/A
Total votes 134,879 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1940" (PDF). Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. p. 5.