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Handwritten Estimated Tally of Electoral Votes

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum at the National Archives and Records Administration1948-10-13

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

This item, written by George Elsey and dictated by President Harry S. Truman on the back of a press release of a speech, contains President Truman's estimate of the breakdown of electoral votes for the Democrats (Truman and Alben Barkley), the Republicans (Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren), and the States' Rights Democratic Party (Strom Thurmond and Fielding Wright) in the 1948 presidential election. On this list, the parties are denoted "White" for Democrats, "Black" for Republicans, and "Red" for States' Rights. President Truman made this forecast during a whistlestop campaign trip between Duluth and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Details

  • Title: Handwritten Estimated Tally of Electoral Votes
  • Creator: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum at the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date Created: 1948-10-13
  • External Link: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6882410

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