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Republican Party presidential primaries, 1936

The 1936 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1936 U.S. presidential election. The nominee was selected through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1936 Republican National Convention held from June 9 to June 12, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio.[1]

Republican Party presidential primaries, 1936

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  Williameborah.jpg LandonPortr.jpg FrankKnox c1943 g399009.jpg
Candidate William Borah Alfred Landon Frank Knox
Home state Idaho Kansas Illinois
Contests won 5 3 1
Popular vote 1,478,676 729,908 527,054
Percentage 44.5% 21.9% 15.8%

  Earl Warren Portrait, half figure, seated, facing front, as Governor.jpg Warren Green.jpg
Candidate Earl Warren Stephen A. Day Warren E. Green
Home state California Ohio South Dakota
Contests won 1 1 1
Popular vote 350,917 155,732 44,518
Percentage 10.6% 4.7% 1.3%

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First place finishes by popular vote

Previous Republican nominee

Herbert Hoover

Republican nominee

Alf Landon

Although many candidates sought the Republican nomination, only two, Governor Landon and Senator Borah, were considered to be serious candidates. While favorite sons County Attorney Earl Warren of California, Governor Warren E. Green of South Dakota, and Stephen A. Day of Ohio won their respective primaries, the 70-year-old Borah, a well-known progressive and "insurgent," carried the Wisconsin, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Oregon primaries, while also performing quite strongly in Knox's Illinois and Green's South Dakota. However, the party machinery almost uniformly backed Landon, a wealthy businessman and centrist, who won primaries in Massachusetts and New Jersey and dominated in the caucuses and at state party conventions.

Contents

The PrimariesEdit

Date Primary William Borah Alfred Landon Frank Knox Earl Warren Stephen A. Day Warren E. Green
March 10 New Hampshire 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
April 7 Wisconsin 98% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
April 14 Illinois 46% 54% 0% 0% 0% 0%
April 14 Nebraska 74% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
April 28 Massachusetts 4% 80% 2% 0% 0% 0%
April 28 Pennsylvania 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 5 California 0% 43% 0% 57% 0% 0%
May 5 South Dakota 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50%
May 12 Ohio 3% 6% 0% 0% 90% 0%
May 12 West Virginia 85% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 15 Oregon 90% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 19 New Jersey 21% 79% 0% 0% 0% 0%

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

Withdrew during conventionEdit

Withdrew before conventionEdit

The ConventionEdit

With Knox's candidacy withdrawing in order to become Landon's selection for Vice President, and Day, Green, and Warren releasing their delegates, Landon's victory was assured.

Ballot Alfred Landon William Borah VP Ballot Frank Knox
First 984 19 First 1,003

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-19.