1936 Election Results Landon VS Roosevelt

The 1936 Democratic convention voted overwhelmingly to renominate Roosevelt as their presidential nominee. The convention eliminated the rule requiring 2/3 of the delegates to vote in favor of a candidate to receive the Presidential nomination. This simplified the future selection of presidential candidates. The Republicans met in Cleveland in 1936. They nominated Alfred “Alf” Landon, of Kansas. Landon attacked the Roosevelt administration’s New Deal, while supporting some of its goals. The Republicans enjoyed support from businesses and from most newspapers. Businesses opposed the larger role that government undertook, as a result of the policies of the Roosevelt administration.

Roosevelt became an active campaigner. He took to the road and airways in October. Roosevelt proved he had no peer, as a politician. Landon, on the other hand, proved to be a lackluster candidate. The Republicans became desperate and claimed Social Security, which was schedule to go into effect in 1937, was a fraud. Roosevelt gave a rousing defense of Social Security a few days before the election.

Roosevelt won the election by an overwhelming majority of votes. By doing so, Roosevelt cemented a major realignment in American politics.

 

Particpation of Eligible Voters 61%

Democratic Convention
Republican Convention

 

State results in 1936

Electoral Results in 1936

Alabama Franklin Roosevelt 238,196 86.4 Alfred Landon 35,358 12.8 William Lemke 551 0.2
Arizona Franklin Roosevelt 86,722 69.8 Alfred Landon 33,433 26.9 William Lemke 3,307 2.7
Arkansas Franklin Roosevelt 146,765 81.8 Alfred Landon 32,049 17.9 William Lemke 4
California Franklin Roosevelt 1,766,836 67.0 Alfred Landon 836,431 31.7 William Lemke -
Colorado Franklin Roosevelt 295,021 60.4 Alfred Landon 181,267 37.1 William Lemke 9,962 2.0
Connecticut Franklin Roosevelt 382,129 55.3 Alfred Landon 278,685 40.3 William Lemke 21,805 3.2
Delaware Franklin Roosevelt 69,702 54.6 Alfred Landon 57,236 44.9 William Lemke 442 0.3
Florida Franklin Roosevelt 249,117 76.1 Alfred Landon 78,248 23.9 William Lemke -
Georgia Franklin Roosevelt 255,363 87.1 Alfred Landon 36,943 12.6 William Lemke 136
Idaho Franklin Roosevelt 125,683 63.0 Alfred Landon 66,256 33.2 William Lemke 7,678 3.8
Illinois Franklin Roosevelt 2,282,999 57.7 Alfred Landon 1,570,393 39.7 William Lemke 89,439 2.3
Indiana Franklin Roosevelt 934,974 56.6 Alfred Landon 691,570 41.9 William Lemke 19,407 1.2
Iowa Franklin Roosevelt 621,756 54.4 Alfred Landon 487,977 42.7 William Lemke 29,687 2.6
Kansas Franklin Roosevelt 464,520 53.7 Alfred Landon 397,727 46.0 William Lemke 494 0.1
Kentucky Franklin Roosevelt 541,944 58.5 Alfred Landon 369,702 39.9 William Lemke 12,501 1.3
Louisiana Franklin Roosevelt 292,894 88.8 Alfred Landon 36,791 11.2 William Lemke -
Maine Franklin Roosevelt 126,333 41.5 Alfred Landon 168,823 55.5 William Lemke 7,581 2.5
Maryland Franklin Roosevelt 389,612 62.3 Alfred Landon 231,435 37.0 William Lemke -
Massachusetts Franklin Roosevelt 942,716 51.2 Alfred Landon 768,613 41.8 William Lemke 118,639 6.4
Michigan Franklin Roosevelt 1,016,794 56.3 Alfred Landon 699,733 38.8 William Lemke 75,795 4.2
Minnesota Franklin Roosevelt 698,811 61.8 Alfred Landon 350,461 31.0 William Lemke 74,296 6.6
Mississippi Franklin Roosevelt 157,333 97.0 Alfred Landon 4,467 2.8 William Lemke -
Missouri Franklin Roosevelt 1,111,043 60.8 Alfred Landon 697,891 38.2 William Lemke 14,630 0.8
Montana Franklin Roosevelt 159,690 69.3 Alfred Landon 63,598 27.6 William Lemke 5,539 2.4
Nebraska Franklin Roosevelt 347,445 57.1 Alfred Landon 247,731 40.7 William Lemke 12,847 2.1
Nevada Franklin Roosevelt 31,925 72.8 Alfred Landon 11,923 27.2 William Lemke -
New Hampshire Franklin Roosevelt 108,460 49.7 Alfred Landon 104,642 48.0 William Lemke 4,819 2.2
New Jersey Franklin Roosevelt 1,083,850 59.5 Alfred Landon 720,322 39.6 William Lemke 9,407 0.5
New Mexico Franklin Roosevelt 106,037 62.7 Alfred Landon 61,727 36.5 William Lemke 924 0.5
New York Franklin Roosevelt 3,293,222 58.8 Alfred Landon 2,180,670 39.0 William Lemke -
North Carolina Franklin Roosevelt 616,141 73.4 Alfred Landon 223,294 26.6 William Lemke 2
North Dakota Franklin Roosevelt 163,148 59.6 Alfred Landon 72,751 26.6 William Lemke 36,708 13.4
Ohio Franklin Roosevelt 1,747,140 58.0 Alfred Landon 1,127,855 37.4 William Lemke 132,212 4.4
Oklahoma Franklin Roosevelt 501,069 66.8 Alfred Landon 245,122 32.7 William Lemke -
Oregon Franklin Roosevelt 266,733 64.4 Alfred Landon 122,706 29.6 William Lemke 21,831 5.3
Pennsylvania Franklin Roosevelt 2,353,788 56.9 Alfred Landon 1,690,300 40.8 William Lemke 67,467 1.6
Rhode Island Franklin Roosevelt 164,338 53.0 Alfred Landon 125,031 40.3 William Lemke 19,569 6.3
South Carolina Franklin Roosevelt 113,791 98.6 Alfred Landon 1,646 1.4 William Lemke -
South Dakota Franklin Roosevelt 160,137 54.0 Alfred Landon 125,977 42.5 William Lemke 10,338 3.5
Tennessee Franklin Roosevelt 328,083 68.8 Alfred Landon 147,055 30.8 William Lemke 296 0.1
Texas Franklin Roosevelt 739,952 87.1 Alfred Landon 104,661 12.3 William Lemke 3,187 0.4
Utah Franklin Roosevelt 150,248 69.3 Alfred Landon 64,555 29.8 William Lemke 1,121 0.5
Vermont Franklin Roosevelt 62,124 43.2 Alfred Landon 81,023 56.4 William Lemke -
Virginia Franklin Roosevelt 234,980 70.2 Alfred Landon 98,336 29.4 William Lemke 233 0.1
Washington Franklin Roosevelt 459,579 66.4 Alfred Landon 206,892 29.9 William Lemke 17,463 2.5
West Virginia Franklin Roosevelt 502,582 60.6 Alfred Landon 325,358 39.2 William Lemke -
Wisconsin Franklin Roosevelt 802,984 63.8 Alfred Landon 380,828 30.3 William Lemke 60,297 4.8
Wyoming Franklin Roosevelt 62,624 60.6 Alfred Landon 38,739 37.5 William Lemke 1,653 1.6