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United States Presidential Election, 1952 (Dewey Defeats Truman)

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1948 Flag of the United States 1956
United States presidential election, 1952
November 4, 1952
New-york-governor-thomas-e-dewey-the-republican-presidential-candidate-in-1948 Alben Barkley, Vice-President
Nominee Thomas E. Dewey Alben W. Barkley
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Kentucky
Running mate Earl Warren Robert Kerr
Electoral vote 442 89
States carried 39 9
Percentage 55.2% 44.3%

The United States presidential election of 1952 was the 42nd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 1952. Incumbent Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican nominee, successfully ran for reelection against Alben W. Barkley, the Democratic nominee.

After overseeing the post-war era with aplomb, Dewey was riding high in the polls all throughout his second term. Barkley, the unsuccessful vice-presidential nominee from 1948, attempted to blame Dewey for Communistic rumblings in Southeast Asia, but the accusations had little effect, allowing Dewey to be handily re-elected.

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