|‹ 1940 1948 ›|
|United States Presidential Election, 1944|
|November 7, 1944|
|Nominee||Charles Lindbergh||James F. Byrnes|
|Home state||New Jersey||South Carolina|
|Running mate||Alf Landon||Harry S Truman|
The United States presidential election of 1944 proved to be more competitive for the incumbent President Lindbergh than the previous election. Lindbergh's signing of the 1938 Non-Aggression Accord with Germany had proven to be less popular than he'd expected, and after the Pearl Harbor attacks in late 1941, the president had been forced to engage in limited military action with Japan only. Several Democrats jumped into the race to succeed him, with somewhat conservative Southerner James F. Byrnes winning out. Byrnes tacked to the left in the general election, arguing in favor of working with the Soviet Union to defeat Nazi Germany. Still unwilling to go to war, however, the voters reelected President Lindbergh by a comfortable margin.