1948 United States presidential election
This election was between Harry S. Truman (president at that time) and Thomas E. Dewey (the Governor of New York). Truman won by 303 electoral votes. Dewey got 189 electoral votes. Thurmond got 39 electoral votes including a faithless elector in Tennessee.
All 531 electoral votes of the Electoral College
266 electoral votes needed to win
This election is best known to be very upset because of the election result. Predictions showed that Dewey would beat Truman at the polls. For example, a newspaper in Chicago printed an issue in advance which said that Dewey had won the election!
- Thomas E. Dewey, governor of New York
- Robert Taft, Senator from Ohio
- Harold Stassen, former governor of Minnesota
- Arthur H. Vandenberg, President pro tempore of the senate from Michigan
- Earl Warren, governor of California
- Douglas MacArthur, General of the Army from New York
- Harry S. Truman, President of the United States from Missouri
- Richard Brevard Russell, U.S. senator from Georgia
- 1948 popular vote by counties
- 1948 State-by-state Popular vote
- How close was the 1948 election? – Michael Sheppard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Booknotes interview with Zachary Karabell on The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, June 4, 2000.