Election Day Returns : [Truman's victory over Dewey for President]
Tuesday, November 02, 1948
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Begins with report on returns: [Truman cut out], 6,551,000 for Dewey, 259,000 for Wallace, 465,00 for Thurmond. Despite the way the returns are going, Chicago Tribune's headline says "Dewey Defeats Truman." Kevin Kennedy at Police Headquarters: local returns; for Presidential, 2,950 election districts reporting out of 4,365: Dewey has 763,911, Truman has 1,074,965, and Wallace has 279,884; of 3,450 districts: Dewey has 869,777, Truman has 1,270,445, and Wallace has 340,136; local Supreme Court returns; Dewey won Richmond borough; more local returns.
From Municipal Building, Presidential returns from the state: Dewey has 1,910,141, Truman has 1,918,392, and Wallace has 335,009; from the whole country: Dewey has 7,538,160, Truman has 8,224,680, Wallace has 380,200, and Thurmond has 500,615 (approximately 1/3 of the vote is in).
A tone indicates midnight.
Incomplete recording: no further returns.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69834
Municipal archives id: LT904