Electoral Points Proposal
1940 United States Presidential Election (Tuesday November 5th)


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SOURCES: Wikipedia - 1940 United States Presidential Election    David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - 1940

147,000 Electoral Points - 73,510 pts needed to win

   Under each candidate (L  R): Pop. Vote Percentage - Electoral Points

   -----------------             Franklin D.       Wendell L.
   State | Electoral             Roosevelt         Wilkie
         | Votes                 Democrat          Republican


  Group A (1st priority - 5,000 pts each, 50,000 pts total)


   1. Alabama (11)               85.22%  3,750     14.34%  1,250

   2. Arizona (3)                63.49%  3,190     36.01%  1,810

   3. Arkansas (9)               79.02%  3,750     20.98%  1,250

   4. California (22)            57.44%  2,907     41.34%  2,093

   5. Colorado (6)               48.37%  2,436     50.92%  2,564

   6. Connecticut (8)            53.44%  2,679     46.30%  2,321

   7. Delaware (3)               54.70%  2,742     45.05%  2,258

   8. Florida (7)                74.01%  3,701     25.99%  1,299

   9. Georgia (12)               84.85%  3,750     14.83%  1,250

  10. Idaho (4)                  54.36%  2,726     45.31%  2,274

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (50,000)                   31,631            18,369

      Needed to Win - 73,510     Roosevelt-D       Wilkie-R



  Group B (2nd priority - 4,000 pts each, 40,000 pts total)


  11. Illinois (29)              50.97%  2,049     48.54%  1,951

  12. Indiana (14)               49.03%  1,971     50.45%  2,029

  13. Iowa (11)                  47.62%  1,911     52.03%  2,089

  14. Kansas (9)                 42.40%  1,709     56.86%  2,291

  15. Kentucky (11)              57.44%  2,304     42.30%  1,696

  16. Louisiana (10)             85.88%  3,000     14.09%  1,000

  17. Maine (5)                  48.77%  1,953     51.10%  2,047

  18. Maryland (8)               58.25%  2,352     40.83%  1,648

  19. Massachusetts (17)         53.11%  2,136     46.36%  1,864

  20. Michigan (19)              49.52%  1,989     49.85%  2,011

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (90,000)                   53,005            36,995

      Needed to Win - 73,510     Roosevelt-D       Wilkie-R



  Group C (3rd priority - 3,000 pts each, 30,000 pts total)


  21. Minnesota (11)             51.49%  1,558     47.66%  1,442

  22. Mississippi (9) +++1       95.70%  3,000      4.19%    ---

  23. Missouri (15)              52.27%  1,572     47.50%  1,428

  24. Montana (4)                58.78%  1,782     40.17%  1,218

  25. Nebraska (7)               42.81%  1,284     57.19%  1,716

  26. Nevada (3)                 60.08%  1,802     39.92%  1,198

  27. New Hampshire (4)          53.22%  1,597     46.78%  1,403

  28. New Jersey (16)            51.48%  1,555     47.86%  1,445

  29. New Mexico (3)             56.59%  1,700     43.28%  1,300

  30. New York (47)              51.60%  1,553     48.06%  1,447

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (120,000)                  70,408            49,592

      Needed to Win - 73,510     Roosevelt-D       Wilkie-R


      +++1 = Mississippi (Group C, above)
             Roosevelt was the only named candidate with at least 5.00% of the
             state's total popular vote, so he received all of Mississippi's
             3,000 Electoral Points.


  Group D (4th priority - 2,000 pts each, 18,000 pts total)


  31. North Carolina (13)        74.03%  1,481     25.97%    519

  32. North Dakota (4)           44.18%    890     55.06%  1,110

  33. Ohio (26)                  52.20%  1,044     47.80%    956

  34. Oklahoma (11)              57.41%  1,152     42.23%    848

  35. Oregon (5)                 53.70%  1,081     45.62%    919

  36. Pennsylvania (36)          53.23%  1,069     46.33%    931

  37. Rhode Island (4)           56.73%  1,136     43.17%    864

  38. South Carolina (8) +++2    95.63%  2,000      4.37%    ---

  39. South Dakota (4)           42.59%    852     57.41%  1,148

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      So Far (138,000)                  81,113            56,887

      Needed to Win - 73,510     Roosevelt-D       Wilkie-R


      +++2 = South Carolina (Group D, above)
             Roosevelt was the only named candidate with at least 5.00% of the
             state's total popular vote, so he received all of South Carolina's
             2,000 Electoral Points.


  Group E (5th priority - 1,000 pts each, 9,000 pts total)


  40. Tennessee (11)             67.25%    675     32.35%    325

  41. Texas (23)                 80.92%    750     18.91%    250

  42. Utah (6)                   62.25%    623     37.59%    377

  43. Vermont (3)                44.92%    451     54.78%    549

  44. Virginia (11)              68.08%    683     31.55%    317

  45. Washington (8)             58.22%    589     40.58%    411

  46. West Virginia (8)          57.10%    571     42.90%    429

  47. Wisconsin (12)             50.15%    509     48.32%    491

  48. Wyoming (3)                52.82%    530     46.89%    470

  --------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL - 147,000                   86,494            60,506

      Needed to Win - 73,510     Roosevelt-D       Wilkie-R

      Finish Order               WINNER-1st        Loser-2nd

      Percentage of Points       58.83946%         41.16054%



      Roosevelt-Wilkie Difference Ratios

       Electoral Points: 1.429511-1  ...  Electoral Votes: 5.475610-1



      Electoral Votes (531)          449 (81.35593%)   82 (18.64407%)
      |
      |--- Actual (1940)             Roosevelt-D       Wilkie-R
      |
      Popular Votes (49,902,113)     27,313,945        22,347,744

      Pctage of Pop. Votes           54.73505%         44.78316% 






Electoral Points Proposal
1940 United States Presidential Election (Tuesday November 5th)


1936    <<<    Electoral Points Proposal - Home    >>>    1944


SOURCES: Wikipedia - 1940 United States Presidential Election    David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - 1940

147,000 Electoral Points - 73,510 pts needed to win


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