1936 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1936 United States presidential election in New Hampshire was held on November 3, 1936 as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. The state voters chose four electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1936 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Alf Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John Nance Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 108,460 104,642
Percentage 49.73% 47.98%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

New Hampshire voted for Democratic Party candidate and incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won the state by a narrow margin of 1.75 percent, after early reports showed Landon carrying the state.[1] With Roosevelt's victory in New Hampshire, he became the first Democratic candidate since President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to carry the state. The state was also the closest in the election.

While Landon lost the state, the 47.98 percent of the popular vote made New Hampshire his third strongest state after neighboring Vermont and Maine, which were the only two states Landon won in the election.[2]

ResultsEdit

1936 United States presidential election in New Hampshire[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York John Nance Garner of Texas 108,460 49.73% 4 100.00%
Republican Alf Landon of Kansas Frank Knox of Illinois 104,642 47.98% 0 0.00%
Union William Lemke of North Dakota Thomas C. O'Brien of Massachusetts 4,819 2.21% 0 0.00%
Communist Earl Russell Browder of Kansas James W. Ford of New York 193 0.09% 0 0.00%
Total 218,114 100.00% 4 100.00%

Results by countyEdit

County Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Alfred Mossman Landon
Republican
William Frederick Lemke[4]
Union
Earl Russell Browder
Communist
Margin Total votes cast[5]
# % # % # % # % # %
Belknap 5,150 44.70% 6,219 53.98% 145 1.26% 8 0.07% -1,069 -9.28% 11,522
Carroll 2,769 33.26% 5,521 66.32% 32 0.38% 3 0.04% -2,752 -33.06% 8,325
Cheshire 6,322 43.38% 8,052 55.25% 183 1.26% 17 0.12% -1,730 -11.87% 14,574
Coös 8,737 55.67% 6,737 42.93% 196 1.25% 24 0.15% 2,000 12.74% 15,694
Grafton 8,520 42.57% 11,336 56.63% 142 0.71% 18 0.09% -2,816 -14.06% 20,016
Hillsborough 34,992 57.20% 23,293 38.07% 2,841 4.64% 54 0.09% 11,699 19.13% 61,180
Merrimack 13,645 48.18% 14,456 51.05% 194 0.69% 24 0.08% -811 -2.87% 28,319
Rockingham 12,207 43.21% 15,466 54.75% 559 1.98% 17 0.06% -3,259 -11.54% 28,249
Strafford 11,005 55.87% 8,215 41.71% 464 2.36% 13 0.07% 2,790 14.16% 19,697
Sullivan 5,113 48.52% 5,347 50.74% 63 0.60% 15 0.14% -234 -2.22% 10,538
Totals 108,460 49.73% 104,642 47.98% 4,819 2.21% 193 0.09% 3,818 1.75% 218,114

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ‘Roosevelt Goes in by Big Vote; Democratic Party Takes Electoral Vote of All but Two States – Congress Democratic; Democrats Elect Governors in Twenty-Three States, Republicans in Two’; Lawrence Daily Journal-World, November 4, 1936, p. 1
  2. ^ "1936 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1936 Presidential General Election Results - New Hampshire". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  4. ^ Géoelections; 1936 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15 on request)
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 294 ISBN 0405077114