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Campaigning at Case: Presidential Elections, 1892-2008
1944: Roosevelt

It was almost unanimous. WRU and Case students backed Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) in straw vote and survey. The national popular vote favored Roosevelt. But Ohio, barely, voted for Thomas E. Dewey (R).

Vice President Henry Wallace visited Cleveland and spoke with a Reserve Tribune reporter.
Survey results at four WRU schools favored Roosevelt for a fourth term.
Students at Case favored Roosevelt, but faculty members favored Dewey.

Ohio Popular Vote
National Popular Vote
Electoral Vote
Thomas E. Dewey (R) 1,582,293 (50.2%)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 1,570,763 (49.8%)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 25,611,936 (53.39%)
Thomas E. Dewey (R) 22,013,372 (45.89%)
Norman M. Thomas (Socialist) 79,000 (.16%)
Claude A Watson (Prohibition) 74,733 (.16%)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 432
Thomas E. Dewey (R) 99

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, September 2004.