United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1948

United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1948
November 2, 1948

Nominee Harry S. Truman Thomas E. Dewey
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Missouri New York
Running mate Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 692,966 483,617
Percentage 57.2% 39.9%

County Results

President before election

Harry S. Truman

Elected President

Harry S. Truman

The 1948 United States presidential election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1948 in Minnesota as part of the 1948 United States presidential election.

The Democratic candidate, incumbent President Harry S. Truman, who had assumed the presidency following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, won the state over New York governor Thomas E. Dewey by a margin of 209,349 votes, or 17.27%. Nationally, the election was the greatest election upset in American history; nearly every prediction forecast that Truman would be defeated by Dewey, but in the end, Truman won the election with 303 electoral votes and a comfortable 4.5% lead over Dewey in the popular vote.

The election was the first presidential election since 1932 which did not feature Roosevelt as the Democratic nominee. It was also the last of six presidential elections in which Norman Thomas was the nominee of the Socialist Party of America, and the last presidential election in which the Socialist Party (which was once very popular in the state) attained ballot access in Minnesota, prior to its 1973 split.


United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Harry S. Truman (incumbent) 692,966 57.16% 11
Republican Thomas E. Dewey 483,617 39.89% 0
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 27,866 2.3% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 4,646 0.38% 0
Socialist Labor Edward A. Teichert 2,525 0.21% 0
Socialist Workers Farrell Dobbs 606 0.05% 0
Totals 1,212,226 100.00% 11


  1. "1948 Presidential Election Results, 1948". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
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