1940 Presidential General Election Results - California
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Franklin RooseveltHenry WallaceDemocrat 1,877,618 57.44%22
Wendell WillkieCharles McNaryRepublican 1,351,419 41.34%0
Norman ThomasMaynard KruegerProgressive 16,506 0.50%0
Earl BrowderJames FordCommunist 13,586 0.42%0
Roger BabsonEdgar MoormanProhibition 9,400 0.29%0
Write-ins-- 262 0.01%0
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Demographic Data

1940 Population:6,907,387Enum.1940 Population Density:17.1persons/km2
1930 Population:5,677,251Enum.1930 Population Density:14.1persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:22Electoral Vote Density:313,972persons/EV
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:2.0%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," State of California Statement of Vote General Election November 5, 1940 (Sacramento, 1940)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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