1948 Presidential General Election Results
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Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Harry TrumanAlben BarkleyDemocratic 24,179,347 49.55% 303 57.1%
Thomas DeweyEarl WarrenRepublican 21,991,292 45.07% 189 35.6%
J. Strom ThurmondFielding WrightState's Rights 1,175,946 2.41% 39 7.3%
Henry WallaceGlen TaylorProgressive 1,157,328 2.37% 0 0.0%
Norman ThomasTucker SmithSocialist 139,570 0.29% 0 0.0%
Claude WatsonDale LearnProhibition 103,708 0.21% 0 0.0%
Edward TeichertStephen EmerySocialist Labor 29,244 0.06% 0 0.0%
Farrell DobbsGrace CarlsonSocialist Workers 13,613 0.03% 0 0.0%
Write-ins-- 4,662 0.01% 0 0.0%
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  • In Tennessee, one elector was nominated for both the Democratic and State's Rights electoral slates. Chosen as part of the Democratic slate, he, nevertheless cast his electoral votes for Thurmond and Wright.
  • Electoral Vote Map Note: there is no implied geographical significance as to the location of the shaded areas for Tennessee's split electoral votes.
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