1932 United States presidential election
531 electoral votes of the Electoral College
266 electoral votes needed to win
Hoover was blamed for the Great Depression, and tried to ease it, but the Depression got worse. Roosevelt also had the advantage of name recognition, since he was the fifth cousin of the late Theodore Roosevelt.
This election marked a long period where Democrats controlled the White House, as Democrats would win the next five elections. It also marked the beginning of Roosevelt's 12 years and 1 month as President-the longest tenure of any President.
Candidates[change | change source]
Democratic Party[change | change source]
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of New York (nominee)
- Al Smith, former Governor of New York and nominee in the 1928 United States presidential election
- John Nance Garner, Speaker of the House (vice-presidential nominee)