1936 United States elections

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1936 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election day November 3
Incumbent president Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
Next Congress 75th
Presidential election
Partisan control Democratic Hold
Popular vote margin Democratic +24.3%
Electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 523
Alf Landon (R) 8
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1936 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Landon, blue denotes states won by Roosevelt. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall control Democratic Hold
Seats contested 36 of 96 seats
(32 Class 2 seats + 6 special elections)[1]
Net seat change Democratic +6[2]
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1936 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold
  Farmer–Labor hold   Independent gain

House elections
Overall control Democratic Hold
Seats contested All 435 voting members
Net seat change Democratic +12
1936 House Elections in the United States.png
1936 House of Representatives results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold
  Third party gain   Third party hold

The 1936 United States elections was held on November 3. The Democratic Party built on their majorities in both chambers of Congress and maintained control of the presidency.[3][4]

In the presidential election, incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt won re-election, defeating Republican Governor Alf Landon of Kansas. Roosevelt took every state but Vermont and Maine, winning with the fourth largest electoral vote margin in American history. Roosevelt took just under 61 percent of the popular vote, a number that only Lyndon Johnson would surpass (although the popular vote was not officially counted prior to the 1824 election). Landon decisively won his party's nomination over Idaho Senator William Borah.

The Democrats gained twelve seats in the House of Representatives, furthering their supermajority over the Republicans. The Democrats also maintained a supermajority in the Senate, gaining seven seats.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Two Class 2 seats held both a regularly-scheduled election and a special election in 1936. These two seats are not double-counted for the total number of seats contested.
  2. ^ Democrats picked up five seats in the regularly-scheduled elections and picked up an additional seat in the special elections.
  3. ^ "1936 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 3, 1936" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
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