1948 Presidential Election Interactive Map

266 electoral votes to win
no 1948 election
no 1948 election

Split Votes

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1948 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Harry S. Truman (I) Democratic 303 24,105,695
Thomas E. Dewey Republican 189 21,969,170
J. Strom Thurmond States' Rights Democratic 39 1,169,021
Henry Wallace Progressive 0 1,157,328

1948 Election Facts

  • 22nd Amendment ratified in this cycle: Limits Presidents to two elected terms
  • Thurmond nominated by splinter group of Southern Democrats upset over Civil Rights in Democratic platform
  • Progressive candidate Henry A. Wallace received 1,157,172 votes, but no Electoral Votes
  • Truman won Tennessee; however one elector cast a vote for Thurmond
  • Issues of the Day: Marshall Plan, Berlin Airlift