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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1936

The 1936 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 3, 1936, 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, 1936

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  Franklin D. Roosevelt - NARA - 196715.jpg LandonPortr.jpg
Nominee Franklin Roosevelt Alf Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John N. Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 255,364 36,942
Percentage 87.10% 12.60%

Georgia Presidential Election Results 1936.svg
County Results

President before election

Franklin Roosevelt
Democratic

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, 1936 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin Roosevelt 255,364 87.10% 12
Republican Alf Landon 36,942 12.60% 0
Prohibition D. Leigh Colvin 663 0.23% 0
Union William Lemke 141 0.05% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 68 0.02% 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; 1936 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia

NotesEdit