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1924 United States elections

The 1924 United States elections was held on November 4. The Republican Party retained control of the presidency and both chambers of Congress.

1924 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election dayNovember 4
Incumbent presidentCalvin Coolidge (Republican)
Next Congress69th
Presidential election
Partisan controlRepublican Hold
Popular vote marginRepublican +25.2%
Electoral vote
Calvin Coolidge (R)382
John W. Davis (D)136
Robert La Follette (P)13
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1924 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Coolidge, blue denotes states won by Davis, and light green denotes states won by La Follette. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall controlRepublican Hold
Seats contested34 of 96 seats
(32 Class 2 seats + 4 special elections)[1]
Net seat changeRepublican +4[2]
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1924 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

House elections
Overall controlRepublican Hold
Seats contestedAll 435 voting members
Net seat changeRepublican +22
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1924 House of Representatives results
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested36
Net seat changeRepublican +2
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1924 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

In the presidential election, Republican President Calvin Coolidge (who took office on August 2, 1923, upon the death of his predecessor, Warren G. Harding) was elected to serve a full term, defeating Democratic nominee, former Ambassador John W. Davis and Progressive Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. from Wisconsin.[3][4] Coolidge easily won the election, taking almost every state outside the Solid South. Davis won the Democratic nomination after a record 103 ballots, emerging as a compromise candidate between Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo and New York Governor Al Smith. La Follette, a former Republican who had sought the 1912 Republican nomination, drew sixteen percent of the popular vote and won his home state of Wisconsin.

The Republicans gained twenty-two seats in the House of Representatives, increasing their majority over the Democrats. The Republicans also furthered a majority in the Senate, gaining four seats from the Democrats.[4]

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  1. ^ Two Class 2 seats held both a regularly-scheduled election and a special election in 1924. These seats are not double-counted for the total number of seats contested.
  2. ^ Republicans picked up three Senate seats in the regularly-scheduled elections and picked up an additional seat in the special elections.
  3. ^ "1924 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 4, 1924" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 29 December 2011.