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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1944

The 1944 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 7, 1944, throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose eleven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1944

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  1944 portrait of FDR (1)(small).jpg ThomasDewey.png
Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Harry S. Truman John W. Bricker
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 242,276 145,243
Percentage 62.36% 37.39%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Virginia voted for the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, over the Republican nominee, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Roosevelt ultimately won the national election with 53.39 percent of the vote.

This is currently the last election in Virginia where the Democratic candidate won by a double-digit margin. It is also the last occasion the following county-equivalents have voted for a Democratic Presidential nominee: Augusta County,[1] Mathews County,[2] Northumberland County,[3] Richmond County[4] and Roanoke County.[5] The independent city of Staunton would not vote Democratic again until Barack Obama in 2008. This would also be the last time until 2016 that Virginia was more Democratic than the national average.

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1944[6]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 242,276 62.36% 11
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 145,243 37.39% 0
Prohibition Claude A. Watson 459 0.12% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 417 0.11% 0
Socialist Labor Edward Teichert 90 0.02% 0
Totals 388,485 100.00% 11

Results by countyEdit

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Thomas Edmund Dewey
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[7]
County or Independent City # % # % # % # % #
Accomack County 1,747 62.50% 1,045 37.39% 3 0.11% 702 25.12% 2,795
Albemarle County 1,725 63.87% 964 35.69% 12 0.44% 761 28.17% 2,701
Alleghany County 1,985 60.15% 1,308 39.64% 7 0.21% 677 20.52% 3,300
Amelia County 553 64.98% 295 34.67% 3 0.35% 258 30.32% 851
Amherst County 2,585 85.06% 442 14.54% 12 0.39% 2,143 70.52% 3,039
Appomattox County 1,109 80.07% 270 19.49% 6 0.43% 839 60.58% 1,385
Arlington County 7,122 45.95% 8,317 53.66% 60 0.39% -1,195 -7.71% 15,499
Augusta County 2,913 55.52% 2,319 44.20% 15 0.29% 594 11.32% 5,247
Bath County 581 53.35% 504 46.28% 4 0.37% 77 7.07% 1,089
Bedford County 2,534 70.23% 1,068 29.60% 6 0.17% 1,466 40.63% 3,608
Bland County 762 50.60% 744 49.40% 0 0.00% 18 1.20% 1,506
Botetourt County 1,275 49.77% 1,272 49.65% 15 0.59% 3 0.12% 2,562
Brunswick County 1,239 85.63% 208 14.37% 0 0.00% 1,031 71.25% 1,447
Buchanan County 2,826 58.81% 1,971 41.02% 8 0.17% 855 17.79% 4,805
Buckingham County 723 71.44% 286 28.26% 3 0.30% 437 43.18% 1,012
Campbell County 1,995 75.77% 634 24.08% 4 0.15% 1,361 51.69% 2,633
Caroline County 1,004 72.18% 383 27.53% 4 0.29% 621 44.64% 1,391
Carroll County 1,375 36.87% 2,352 63.07% 2 0.05% -977 -26.20% 3,729
Charles City County 326 70.11% 139 29.89% 0 0.00% 187 40.22% 465
Charlotte County 1,473 80.49% 356 19.45% 1 0.05% 1,117 61.04% 1,830
Chesterfield County 2,860 75.82% 901 23.89% 11 0.29% 1,959 51.94% 3,772
Clarke County 816 66.02% 415 33.58% 5 0.40% 401 32.44% 1,236
Craig County 564 63.23% 327 36.66% 1 0.11% 237 26.57% 892
Culpeper County 1,022 57.64% 750 42.30% 1 0.06% 272 15.34% 1,773
Cumberland County 463 67.59% 218 31.82% 4 0.58% 245 35.77% 685
Dickenson County 2,786 61.18% 1,762 38.69% 6 0.13% 1,024 22.49% 4,554
Dinwiddie County 1,096 79.59% 279 20.26% 2 0.15% 817 59.33% 1,377
Elizabeth City County 2,563 69.20% 1,128 30.45% 13 0.35% 1,435 38.74% 3,704
Essex County 508 73.73% 179 25.98% 2 0.29% 329 47.75% 689
Fairfax County 3,582 46.75% 4,046 52.81% 34 0.44% -464 -6.06% 7,662
Fauquier County 2,110 65.86% 1,089 33.99% 5 0.16% 1,021 31.87% 3,204
Floyd County 630 30.55% 1,424 69.06% 8 0.39% -794 -38.51% 2,062
Fluvanna County 577 66.32% 291 33.45% 2 0.23% 286 32.87% 870
Franklin County 2,002 62.10% 1,206 37.41% 16 0.50% 796 24.69% 3,224
Frederick County 1,213 56.26% 938 43.51% 5 0.23% 275 12.76% 2,156
Giles County 1,703 58.52% 1,203 41.34% 4 0.14% 500 17.18% 2,910
Gloucester County 934 69.24% 410 30.39% 5 0.37% 524 38.84% 1,349
Goochland County 691 74.70% 230 24.86% 4 0.43% 461 49.84% 925
Grayson County 2,607 44.08% 3,298 55.77% 9 0.15% -691 -11.68% 5,914
Greene County 282 41.72% 393 58.14% 1 0.15% -111 -16.42% 676
Greensville County 954 77.12% 279 22.55% 4 0.32% 675 54.57% 1,237
Halifax County 3,351 86.59% 512 13.23% 7 0.18% 2,839 73.36% 3,870
Hanover County 1,471 71.72% 575 28.04% 5 0.24% 896 43.69% 2,051
Henrico County 3,056 70.56% 1,263 29.16% 12 0.28% 1,793 41.40% 4,331
Henry County 1,538 67.75% 727 32.03% 5 0.22% 811 35.73% 2,270
Highland County 535 45.49% 641 54.51% 0 0.00% -106 -9.01% 1,176
Isle of Wight County 1,178 73.26% 430 26.74% 0 0.00% 748 46.52% 1,608
James City County 317 66.32% 161 33.68% 0 0.00% 156 32.64% 478
King and Queen County 363 68.62% 166 31.38% 0 0.00% 197 37.24% 529
King George County 348 50.43% 340 49.28% 2 0.29% 8 1.16% 690
King William County 718 71.94% 280 28.06% 0 0.00% 438 43.89% 998
Lancaster County 666 62.77% 390 36.76% 5 0.47% 276 26.01% 1,061
Lee County 4,470 53.22% 3,921 46.68% 8 0.10% 549 6.54% 8,399
Loudoun County 1,802 54.71% 1,485 45.08% 7 0.21% 317 9.62% 3,294
Louisa County 930 59.16% 634 40.33% 8 0.51% 296 18.83% 1,572
Lunenburg County 1,205 86.50% 184 13.21% 4 0.29% 1,021 73.30% 1,393
Madison County 616 43.14% 811 56.79% 1 0.07% -195 -13.66% 1,428
Mathews County 615 55.56% 491 44.35% 1 0.09% 124 11.20% 1,107
Mecklenburg County 2,561 85.62% 430 14.38% 0 0.00% 2,131 71.25% 2,991
Middlesex County 627 76.84% 186 22.79% 3 0.37% 441 54.04% 816
Montgomery County 1,652 45.80% 1,936 53.67% 19 0.53% -284 -7.87% 3,607
Nansemond County 1,398 79.93% 351 20.07% 0 0.00% 1,047 59.86% 1,749
Nelson County 1,390 76.42% 427 23.47% 2 0.11% 963 52.94% 1,819
New Kent County 329 67.56% 158 32.44% 0 0.00% 171 35.11% 487
Norfolk County 5,467 77.98% 1,527 21.78% 17 0.24% 3,940 56.20% 7,011
Northampton County 1,108 74.21% 381 25.52% 4 0.27% 727 48.69% 1,493
Northumberland County 695 56.92% 525 43.00% 1 0.08% 170 13.92% 1,221
Nottoway County 1,453 75.28% 472 24.46% 5 0.26% 981 50.83% 1,930
Orange County 1,199 63.24% 694 36.60% 3 0.16% 505 26.64% 1,896
Page County 1,653 39.04% 2,574 60.79% 7 0.17% -921 -21.75% 4,234
Patrick County 1,383 65.98% 706 33.68% 7 0.33% 677 32.30% 2,096
Pittsylvania County 3,492 73.92% 1,224 25.91% 8 0.17% 2,268 48.01% 4,724
Powhatan County 461 66.43% 230 33.14% 3 0.43% 231 33.29% 694
Prince Edward County 1,063 71.25% 425 28.49% 4 0.27% 638 42.76% 1,492
Prince George County 796 72.50% 301 27.41% 1 0.09% 495 45.08% 1,098
Prince William County 1,340 63.57% 763 36.20% 5 0.24% 577 27.37% 2,108
Princess Anne County 1,959 66.34% 993 33.63% 1 0.03% 966 32.71% 2,953
Pulaski County 2,155 62.32% 1,302 37.65% 1 0.03% 853 24.67% 3,458
Rappahannock County 497 62.36% 297 37.26% 3 0.38% 200 25.09% 797
Richmond County 364 51.93% 336 47.93% 1 0.14% 28 3.99% 701
Roanoke County 3,380 51.71% 3,146 48.13% 10 0.15% 234 3.58% 6,536
Rockbridge County 1,638 62.81% 961 36.85% 9 0.35% 677 25.96% 2,608
Rockingham County 2,104 36.03% 3,714 63.61% 21 0.36% -1,610 -27.57% 5,839
Russell County 2,945 55.05% 2,385 44.58% 20 0.37% 560 10.47% 5,350
Scott County 2,888 48.27% 3,089 51.63% 6 0.10% -201 -3.36% 5,983
Shenandoah County 1,962 35.77% 3,517 64.12% 6 0.11% -1,555 -28.35% 5,485
Smyth County 2,266 45.33% 2,726 54.53% 7 0.14% -460 -9.20% 4,999
Southampton County 1,599 84.38% 284 14.99% 12 0.63% 1,315 69.39% 1,895
Spotsylvania County 744 59.47% 504 40.29% 3 0.24% 240 19.18% 1,251
Stafford County 698 49.22% 714 50.35% 6 0.42% -16 -1.13% 1,418
Surry County 602 82.92% 123 16.94% 1 0.14% 479 65.98% 726
Sussex County 773 78.88% 201 20.51% 6 0.61% 572 58.37% 980
Tazewell County 2,832 55.23% 2,271 44.29% 25 0.49% 561 10.94% 5,128
Warren County 1,034 57.51% 761 42.32% 3 0.17% 273 15.18% 1,798
Warwick County 1,849 69.49% 807 30.33% 5 0.19% 1,042 39.16% 2,661
Washington County 2,849 50.30% 2,792 49.29% 23 0.41% 57 1.01% 5,664
Westmoreland County 808 60.12% 532 39.58% 4 0.30% 276 20.54% 1,344
Wise County 4,588 71.46% 1,817 28.30% 15 0.23% 2,771 43.16% 6,420
Wythe County 1,465 44.57% 1,822 55.43% 0 0.00% -357 -10.86% 3,287
York County 760 69.34% 318 29.01% 18 1.64% 442 40.33% 1,096
Alexandria City 4,391 56.13% 3,405 43.53% 27 0.35% 986 12.60% 7,823
Bristol City 1,561 71.02% 628 28.57% 9 0.41% 933 42.45% 2,198
Buena Vista City 402 69.07% 179 30.76% 1 0.17% 223 38.32% 582
Charlottesville City 2,188 67.22% 1,055 32.41% 12 0.37% 1,133 34.81% 3,255
Clifton Forge City 1,082 72.04% 415 27.63% 5 0.33% 667 44.41% 1,502
Danville City 3,121 71.48% 1,231 28.20% 14 0.32% 1,890 43.29% 4,366
Fredericksburg City 1,092 60.90% 698 38.93% 3 0.17% 394 21.97% 1,793
Hampton City 987 76.69% 297 23.08% 3 0.23% 690 53.61% 1,287
Harrisonburg City 1,292 49.65% 1,302 50.04% 8 0.31% -10 -0.38% 2,602
Hopewell City 1,284 77.49% 368 22.21% 5 0.30% 916 55.28% 1,657
Lynchburg City 4,302 64.08% 2,396 35.69% 15 0.22% 1,906 28.39% 6,713
Martinsville City 1,093 70.38% 458 29.49% 2 0.13% 635 40.89% 1,553
Newport News City 4,051 76.30% 1,237 23.30% 21 0.40% 2,814 53.00% 5,309
Norfolk City 12,010 70.66% 4,958 29.17% 28 0.16% 7,052 41.49% 16,996
Petersburg City 2,256 75.68% 719 24.12% 6 0.20% 1,537 51.56% 2,981
Portsmouth City 5,735 83.39% 1,129 16.42% 13 0.19% 4,606 66.98% 6,877
Radford City 824 57.91% 597 41.95% 2 0.14% 227 15.95% 1,423
Richmond City 22,584 71.95% 8,737 27.84% 66 0.21% 13,847 44.12% 31,387
Roanoke City 7,322 58.81% 5,095 40.92% 34 0.27% 2,227 17.89% 12,451
South Norfolk City 924 79.11% 241 20.63% 3 0.26% 683 58.48% 1,168
Staunton City 1,159 57.60% 847 42.10% 6 0.30% 312 15.51% 2,012
Suffolk City 1,342 70.11% 569 29.73% 3 0.16% 773 40.39% 1,914
Williamsburg City 454 67.66% 211 31.45% 6 0.89% 243 36.21% 671
Winchester City 1,000 47.57% 1,095 52.09% 7 0.33% -95 -4.52% 2,102
Totals 242,276 62.36% 145,243 37.39% 966 0.25% 97,033 24.98% 388,485

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard; Augusta County, Virginia
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard; Mathews County, Virginia
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard; Northumberland County, Virginia
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard; Richmond County, Virginia
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard; Roanoke County, Virginia
  6. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1944election.pdf
  7. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 477-479 ISBN 0405077114