1936 United States presidential election

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1936 United States presidential election

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531 electoral votes of the Electoral College
266 electoral votes needed to win
  FDR in 1933 2.jpg Alf Landon closeupcrop.jpg
Nominee Franklin Delano Roosevelt Alf Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John Nance Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 523 8
States carried 46 2
Percentage 60.8% 36.5

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Presidential election results map. Blue denotes those won by Roosevelt/Truman, red denotes states won by Dewey/Bricker. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1936 United States presidential election by county. The redder a county is, the better it voted for Landon, and the bluer a county is, the better it voted for Roosevelt.
32nd President Franklin Roosevelt, who was reelected in 1936.

The 1936 United States presidential election was the 38th United States presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1936. The candidates were Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his running mate John Nance Garner, and Republican Alf Landon of Kansas and his running mate, Frank Knox.

The results[change | change source]

Roosevelt, the incumbent president, was very popular. Many people liked his New Deal system. He won 48 states, 523 electoral votes and 27,476,000 votes.[1] Landon, on the other hand, did not do well at all. He did not even win his home state of Kansas. He only won two states (Vermont and Maine), 8 electoral votes, and 16,679,000 votes.

The results in the state of Michigan by county.

Close states[change | change source]

The results of the election in Kansas (Landon's home state) by county.

New Hampshire, which is next to both Maine and Vermont, came within 2% of voting for Landon. That is, less than 2% more people voted for Roosevelt than Landon.

Landon's home state, Kansas, came within 7.72% of supporting him. Other close states were Massachusetts (which came within 9.46% of supporting Landon) and Delaware (which came within 9.77% of supporting Landon).

The Republican primaries[change | change source]

Alf Landon, the eventual Republican nominee.

Three men ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1936. They were:

  1. William Borah, a senator from Idaho
  2. Frank Knox, a publisher from Illinois
  3. Alf Landon, the governor of Kansas

Ultimately, Landon easily won. He chose Knox as his running mate.

Fun facts[change | change source]

  • This was the last presidential election till 1964 in which North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Indiana and Nebraska supported the Democratic candidate.
  • This was the only presidential election where Indiana voted Democrat for the second time in a row.
  • This was the only presidential election where South Dakota voted Democrat for the second time in a row.
  • The state of Vermont came the closest to voting Democrat than any presidential election before.
  • This is the last time for 80 years Orange County, California, would vote for the Democrat in a presidential election.
  • No US presidential candidate from the Democratic or Republican party received as few electoral votes as Alf Landon in 1936.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. presidential election of 1936 | Results & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-06-24.