1948 United States presidential election in Maryland

The 1948 United States presidential election in Maryland took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. State voters chose eight[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1948 United States presidential election in Maryland

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All 8 Maryland votes to the Electoral College
  Thomas Dewey (3x4 crop).jpg Harry S Truman, bw half-length photo portrait, facing front, 1945 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Thomas E. Dewey Harry S. Truman
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Missouri
Running mate Earl Warren Alben W. Barkley
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 294,814 286,521
Percentage 49.4% 48.0%

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County Results

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Maryland was won by Governor Thomas Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 49.40% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Harry S. Truman (DMissouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 48.01% of the popular vote.[3][4] This was the first time since 1888 that Maryland's popular vote had backed a losing candidate nationwide. As of 2020, this is the last time that a Democratic candidate has won the presidency without carrying Maryland and the only time that the state has backed a losing Republican candidate.[5] It is also the only time in history that the state has supported a Republican presidential candidate over an incumbent Democrat.

ResultsEdit

1948 United States presidential election in Maryland
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Dewey 294,814 49.40%
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 286,521 48.01%
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 9,649 1.67%
Socialist Norman Thomas 2,941 0.49%
Write-in Strom Thurmond 2,476 0.41%
Total votes 596,735 100%

Results by countyEdit

County Thomas Edmund Dewey[6]
Republican
Harry S. Truman[6]
Democratic
Henry Agard Wallace[7]
Progressive
Norman Mattoon Thomas[7]
Socialist
James Strom Thurmond[8]
Write-in
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Allegany 14,375 48.98% 14,398 49.06% 452 1.54% 110 0.37% 13 0.04% -23 -0.08% 29,348
Anne Arundel 10,973 53.59% 8,713 42.55% 368 1.80% 220 1.07% 201 0.98% 2,260 11.04% 20,475
Baltimore 41,846 56.01% 31,883 42.67% 500 0.67% 386 0.52% 100 0.13% 9,963 13.33% 74,715
Baltimore City 110,879 43.42% 134,615 52.72% 7,257 2.84% 1,014 0.40% 1,598 0.63% -23,736 -9.30% 255,363
Calvert 1,919 50.24% 1,851 48.46% 22 0.58% 13 0.34% 15 0.39% 68 1.78% 3,820
Caroline 2,746 52.58% 2,430 46.52% 20 0.38% 12 0.23% 15 0.29% 316 6.05% 5,223
Carroll 8,003 64.89% 4,226 34.27% 54 0.44% 50 0.41% 3,777 30.63% 12,333
Cecil 3,866 46.93% 4,323 52.48% 32 0.39% 15 0.18% 1 0.01% -457 -5.55% 8,237
Charles 2,703 57.71% 1,878 40.09% 11 0.23% 29 0.62% 63 1.35% 825 17.61% 4,684
Dorchester 3,751 44.71% 4,507 53.73% 45 0.54% 48 0.57% 38 0.45% -756 -9.01% 8,389
Frederick 9,934 57.77% 7,142 41.53% 79 0.46% 42 0.24% 2,792 16.24% 17,197
Garrett 3,536 64.31% 1,909 34.72% 28 0.51% 23 0.42% 2 0.04% 1,627 29.59% 5,498
Harford 6,168 52.12% 5,494 46.43% 57 0.48% 31 0.26% 84 0.71% 674 5.70% 11,834
Howard 3,113 51.64% 2,725 45.21% 158 2.62% 32 0.53% 388 6.44% 6,028
Kent 2,489 49.31% 2,524 50.00% 18 0.36% 17 0.34% -35 -0.69% 5,048
Montgomery 23,174 60.34% 14,336 37.33% 386 1.01% 511 1.33% 8,838 23.01% 38,407
Prince George's 14,718 48.79% 14,874 49.31% 258 0.86% 174 0.58% 140 0.46% -156 -0.52% 30,164
Queen Anne's 2,038 42.58% 2,660 55.58% 23 0.48% 21 0.44% 44 0.92% -622 -13.00% 4,786
Somerset 2,247 48.42% 2,293 49.41% 32 0.69% 34 0.73% 35 0.75% -46 -0.99% 4,641
St. Mary's 3,129 49.61% 3,112 49.34% 14 0.22% 44 0.70% 8 0.13% 17 0.27% 6,307
Talbot 3,585 59.74% 2,344 39.06% 28 0.47% 23 0.38% 21 0.35% 1,241 20.68% 6,001
Washington 11,887 52.49% 10,588 46.76% 96 0.42% 59 0.26% 15 0.07% 1,299 5.74% 22,645
Wicomico 5,062 47.89% 5,415 51.23% 23 0.22% 16 0.15% 55 0.52% -353 -3.34% 10,571
Worcester 2,673 53.10% 2,281 45.31% 22 0.44% 17 0.34% 41 0.81% 392 7.79% 5,034
Totals 294,814 49.40% 286,521 48.01% 9,983 1.67% 2,941 0.49% 2,489 0.42% 8,293 1.39% 596,748

Counties that flipped from Republican to DemocraticEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1948 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "1948 Election for the Forty-First Term (1949-53)". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results – Maryland". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1948". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Maryland - Google Drive". docs.google.com. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 395 ISBN 0405077114
  7. ^ a b Géoelections; Popular Vote for Henry Wallace (.xlsx file for €15)
  8. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for Strom Thurmond (.xlsx file for €15)