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1932 United States presidential election in Georgia

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The 1932 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1932

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Nominee Franklin Roosevelt Herbert Hoover
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York California
Running mate John N. Garner Charles Curtis
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 234,118 19,863
Percentage 91.60% 7.77%

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County Results

President before election

Herbert Hoover
Republican

Elected President

Franklin Roosevelt
Democratic

Contents

BackgroundEdit

With the exception of a handful of historically Unionist North Georgia counties – chiefly Fannin but also to a lesser extent Pickens, Gilmer and Towns – Georgia since the 1880s had been a one-party state dominated by the Democratic Party. Disfranchisement of almost all African-Americans and most poor whites had made the Republican Party virtually nonexistent outside of local governments in those few hill counties, and the national Democratic Party served as the guardian of white supremacy against a Republican Party historically associated with memories of Reconstruction. The only competitive elections were Democratic primaries, which state laws restricted to whites on the grounds of the Democratic Party being legally a private club.[1]

VoteEdit

The Roosevelt/Garner ticket easily carried the state of Georgia on election day.

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1932 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin Roosevelt 234,118 91.60% 12
Republican Herbert Hoover 19,863 7.77% 0
Prohibition William Upshaw 1,125 0.44% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 461 0.18% 0
Communist William Foster 23 0.01% 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Springer, Melanie Jean; How the States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions and Voter Turnout, 1920-2000, p. 155 ISBN 022611435X
  2. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1932 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia

NotesEdit