1948 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote T D T W %Margin Margin Truman Dewey Thurmond Wallace Other
1 OH252,936,0711203 0.24% 7,107 49.48% 49.24% 0.00% 1.28% 0.00%
2 CA254,021,5381263 0.44% 17,865 47.57% 47.13% 0.03% 4.73% 0.54%
3 IN131,656,2142104 0.80% 13,246 48.78% 49.58% 0.00% 0.58% 1.07%
4 IL283,984,0461200 0.84% 33,612 50.07% 49.22% 0.00% 0.00% 0.71%
5 NY476,178,5022183 0.99% 60,959 45.00% 45.98% 0.00% 8.25% 0.77%
6 DE3139,0732103 1.28% 1,775 48.76% 50.04% 0.00% 0.75% 0.45%
7 MD8596,7352153 1.39% 8,293 48.01% 49.40% 0.41% 1.67% 0.49%
8 CT8883,5182103 1.64% 14,457 47.91% 49.55% 0.00% 1.55% 0.99%
9 MI192,109,6092103 1.67% 35,147 47.57% 49.23% 0.00% 2.20% 1.00%
10 ID4214,8161203 2.73% 5,856 49.98% 47.26% 0.00% 2.31% 0.45%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote T D T W %Margin Margin Truman Dewey Thurmond Wallace Other
1 MS9192,1902314 77.09% 148,154 10.09% 2.62% 87.17% 0.12% 0.00%
2 AL11214,9800213 60.71% 130,513 0.00% 19.04% 79.75% 0.71% 0.50%
3 SC8142,5712314 47.82% 68,184 24.14% 3.78% 71.97% 0.11% 0.00%
4 TX231,249,5771234 41.68% 520,768 65.96% 24.29% 9.11% 0.31% 0.33%
5 AR9242,4751235 40.71% 98,700 61.72% 21.02% 16.52% 0.31% 0.43%
6 GA12418,7641324 40.50% 169,591 60.81% 18.31% 20.31% 0.39% 0.18%
7 OK10721,5991200 25.49% 183,965 62.75% 37.25% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
8 NC14791,2091234 25.34% 200,498 58.02% 32.68% 8.80% 0.49% 0.00%
9 VT3123,3822103 24.61% 30,369 36.92% 61.54% 0.00% 1.04% 0.50%
10 MN111,212,2261203 17.27% 209,349 57.16% 39.89% 0.00% 2.30% 0.64%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Texas65.96%Vermont61.54%Mississippi87.17%
Oklahoma62.75%Maine56.74%Alabama79.75%
Arkansas61.72%Nebraska54.15%South Carolina71.97%
Georgia60.81%Kansas53.63%Louisiana49.07%
Missouri58.11%New Hampshire52.41%Georgia20.31%
WallaceThomasWatson
New York8.25%Wisconsin0.98%Indiana0.89%
California4.73%Oregon0.96%Kansas0.82%
North Dakota3.80%Connecticut0.79%Washington0.68%
Washington3.50%New York0.66%Michigan0.62%
Montana3.26%New Jersey0.54%New Jersey0.54%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Alabama0.00%Mississippi2.62%Wyoming0.00%
Mississippi10.09%South Carolina3.78%Wisconsin0.00%
South Carolina24.14%Louisiana17.45%West Virginia0.00%
Louisiana32.75%Georgia18.31%Washington0.00%
Vermont36.92%Alabama19.04%Vermont0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
California457,734Missouri215,996
New York377,550Minnesota146,901
Pennsylvania255,196Massachusetts128,472
Alabama195,308Oklahoma101,840
Louisiana150,127Kansas83,501


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Alabama82.12%Oklahoma14.13%
Mississippi79.65%Missouri13.67%
South Carolina62.82%Colorado12.16%
Louisiana45.90%Kansas12.06%
Florida25.46%South Dakota11.86%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
California500,663Ohio-216,985
Massachusetts146,481New York-138,315
Texas99,246Michigan-95,614
Florida95,051Nebraska-74,186
Georgia90,655Wisconsin-62,352


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
South Carolina37.92%Nebraska-13.17%
Arizona28.65%Alabama-12.16%
Georgia27.63%Maine-10.66%
New Mexico22.89%Ohio-6.88%
Florida19.70%Kentucky-5.22%


State Ranks
Rank TrumanDeweyThurmondWallace
1281640
2192810
304732
400012


County Ranks
Rank TrumanDeweyThurmondWallace
11,6401,1932650
21,3781,4672481
3114356201,282
400103969


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Duval, TX96.52%Jackson, KY85.99%Choctaw, AL98.83%
Greene, NC96.45%Sevier, TN84.11%Wilcox, AL98.81%
King, TX95.85%Johnson, TN82.98%Bullock, AL98.76%
Bertie, NC95.71%Grant, WV80.83%Edgefield, SC98.20%
Martin, NC95.53%Lincoln, ME80.47%Monroe, AL97.86%
WallaceThomasWatson
Bronx, NY17.15%Berks, PA2.61%Kiowa, KS5.42%
Kings, NY15.12%Taylor, WI2.60%Jewell, KS4.00%
New York, NY14.43%Baxter, AR2.56%Randolph, IN3.71%
Williams, ND13.52%Lafayette, AR2.18%Oceana, MI3.45%
Musselshell, MT11.42%Isanti, MN2.10%Barry, MI3.38%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Winston, AL0.00%McCormick, SC0.00%Weston, WY0.00%
Wilcox, AL0.00%Wayne, MS0.29%Washakie, WY0.00%
Washington, AL0.00%Edgefield, SC0.33%Uinta, WY0.00%
Walker, AL0.00%Walthall, MS0.39%Teton, WY0.00%
Tuscaloosa, AL0.00%Calhoun, SC0.45%Sweetwater, WY0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Cook, IL1,216,636Cook, IL1,015,800Orleans, LA50,234
Los Angeles, CA812,690Los Angeles, CA804,232Jefferson, AL30,043
Kings, NY579,922Philadelphia, PA425,962Shelby, TN26,396
Wayne, MI489,654Kings, NY330,494Harris, TX19,934
Philadelphia, PA432,699Queens, NY323,459Duval, FL14,428
WallaceThomasWatson
Kings, NY163,896New York, NY8,685Los Angeles, CA7,244
Bronx, NY106,762Cook, IL7,987Essex, NJ6,560
New York, NY106,509Kings, NY7,734Cook, IL3,451
Los Angeles, CA101,085Milwaukee, WI6,521King, WA3,182
Queens, NY42,409Bronx, NY4,649Hudson, NJ2,920


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Winston, AL0McCormick, SC0Weston, WY0
Wilcox, AL0Armstrong, SD1Washakie, WY0
Washington, AL0Chattahoochee, GA1Uinta, WY0
Walker, AL0Calhoun, SC4Teton, WY0
Tuscaloosa, AL0Wayne, MS4Sweetwater, WY0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Los Angeles, CA211,353Suffolk, MA64,750
Cook, IL149,872Middlesex, MA45,827
Philadelphia, PA143,250Jackson, MO34,318
Kings, NY114,916St. Louis, MO29,722
New York, NY112,055Queens, NY17,708
Bronx, NY75,282Essex, MA16,852
Wayne, MI70,519Ramsey, MN14,679
Cuyahoga, OH69,766Bristol, MA13,876
San Francisco, CA66,855Erie, NY12,570
Orleans, LA57,763Wyandotte, KS10,871


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Montgomery, AL102.77%Kenedy, TX70.94%
Chambers, AL101.47%Otero, CO46.95%
Lee, AL100.12%Putnam, OH44.65%
Hale, AL98.87%Lee, TX42.37%
Henry, AL98.73%Stearns, MN40.98%
Tallapoosa, AL98.26%Loup, NE40.11%
Butler, AL98.21%Brown, MN39.34%
St. Martin, LA97.90%Ellis, KS38.51%
Barbour, AL97.71%Pemiscot, MO38.06%
Lowndes, AL97.61%Sibley, MN36.45%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Los Angeles, CA167,518Kings, NY-74,547
Cook, IL39,708Cuyahoga, OH-57,855
Philadelphia, PA39,667Bronx, NY-42,680
Middlesex, MA38,828New York, NY-34,507
San Diego, CA38,695Wayne, MI-28,987
Alameda, CA29,344Baltimore, MD-22,420
Nassau, NY26,437Queens, NY-20,833
San Bernardino, CA22,578Douglas, NE-20,772
Worcester, MA22,499Marion, IN-19,824
Maricopa, AZ21,734Allegheny, PA-19,795


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Douglas, GA201.99%Towns, GA-54.50%
Houston, GA185.79%Chambers, AL-51.75%
Clinch, GA169.97%Cottle, TX-47.66%
Berkeley, SC168.02%Terrell, TX-47.42%
Edgefield, SC158.11%Pike, GA-46.06%
Montgomery, GA152.69%Baker, GA-44.40%
Andrews, TX136.88%Terrell, GA-43.66%
Tift, GA129.22%Polk, TN-42.79%
Bryan, GA126.09%Jackson, AL-41.33%
Desha, AR122.69%Cherokee, AL-41.23%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Lynchburg, VA36.76%Lee, FL39.26%St. Johns, FL38.67%
Webster, GA37.58%Williamsburg, VA39.34%Alachua, FL38.67%
St. Lucie, FL38.38%Lake, FL43.23%Shelby, TN40.50%
Thomas, GA38.97%Lincoln, NC43.49%Orleans, LA40.58%
Cabarrus, NC39.44%King George, VA43.89%Ouachita, LA44.88%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
TrumanDeweyThurmond
Columbia, PA49.87%Woods, OK49.90%Wilkinson, GA45.50%
Johnson, MO49.85%Wood, WV49.83%Stewart, GA45.07%
Holmes, OH49.78%Harding, NM49.66%St. Francis, AR44.41%
Guadalupe, NM49.76%Daviess, MO49.59%Haywood, TN43.73%
Cheyenne, NE49.74%Saline, IL49.57%Cross, AR41.90%




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