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Wendell Willkie was the Republican Party presidential nominee in 1940, not 1944. In 1944 (and in 1948), the Republican Party nominated New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Both Willkie and Dewey lost to the incumbent Democratic Presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940 and 1944 and Harry S. Truman in 1948.

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