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1936 United States presidential election in Virginia

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The 1936 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 3, 1936. Voters chose eleven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1936

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Nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt Alf Landon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Kansas
Running mate John N. Garner Frank Knox
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 234,980 98,336
Percentage 70.23% 29.39%

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Virginia voted for the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, over the Republican nominee, Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Roosevelt ultimately won the national election with 60.80% of the vote. Roosevelt carried Virginia with the largest percentage since 1832, and no candidate has been in able to match his performance in the state after this election. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Page County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[1]

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1936[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt (inc.) 234,980 70.23% 11
Republican Alf Landon 98,336 29.39% 0
Prohibition D. Leigh Colvin 594 0.18% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 313 0.09% 0
Union William Lemke 233 0.07% 0
Communist Earl Browder 98 0.03% 0
Socialist Labor John W. Aiken 36 0.01% 0
Totals 334,590 100.00% 11
Voter turnout (Voting age) 25.7%[3]

Results by countyEdit

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Alfred Mossman Landon
Republican
Others
Various candidates
Margin Total votes cast[4]
County or Independent City # % # % # % # % #
Accomack County 1,583 70.08% 670 29.66% 6 0.27% 913 40.42% 2,259
Albemarle County 1,825 73.98% 635 25.74% 7 0.28% 1,190 48.24% 2,467
Alleghany County 2,013 60.18% 1,319 39.43% 13 0.39% 694 20.75% 3,345
Amelia County 753 75.53% 239 23.97% 5 0.50% 514 51.55% 997
Amherst County 1,734 87.75% 236 11.94% 6 0.30% 1,498 75.81% 1,976
Appomattox County 1,375 86.64% 204 12.85% 8 0.50% 1,171 73.79% 1,587
Arlington County 4,971 63.45% 2,825 36.06% 39 0.50% 2,146 27.39% 7,835
Augusta County 2,872 62.83% 1,668 36.49% 31 0.68% 1,204 26.34% 4,571
Bath County 614 54.34% 514 45.49% 2 0.18% 100 8.85% 1,130
Bedford County 2,276 78.32% 619 21.30% 11 0.38% 1,657 57.02% 2,906
Bland County 778 54.60% 642 45.05% 5 0.35% 136 9.54% 1,425
Botetourt County 1,544 53.22% 1,343 46.29% 14 0.48% 201 6.93% 2,901
Brunswick County 1,303 95.46% 60 4.40% 2 0.15% 1,243 91.06% 1,365
Buchanan County 1,886 69.88% 808 29.94% 5 0.19% 1,078 39.94% 2,699
Buckingham County 945 77.46% 273 22.38% 2 0.16% 672 55.08% 1,220
Campbell County 1,987 84.09% 370 15.66% 6 0.25% 1,617 68.43% 2,363
Caroline County 1,104 80.76% 258 18.87% 5 0.37% 846 61.89% 1,367
Carroll County 2,122 39.53% 3,245 60.45% 1 0.02% -1,123 -20.92% 5,368
Charles City County 233 74.68% 79 25.32% 0 0.00% 154 49.36% 312
Charlotte County 1,727 89.85% 190 9.89% 5 0.26% 1,537 79.97% 1,922
Chesterfield County 2,522 79.48% 621 19.57% 30 0.95% 1,901 59.91% 3,173
Clarke County 940 82.38% 198 17.35% 3 0.26% 742 65.03% 1,141
Craig County 653 62.25% 395 37.65% 1 0.10% 258 24.59% 1,049
Culpeper County 1,266 69.41% 551 30.21% 7 0.38% 715 39.20% 1,824
Cumberland County 476 77.27% 136 22.08% 4 0.65% 340 55.19% 616
Dickenson County 2,683 70.05% 1,146 29.92% 1 0.03% 1,537 40.13% 3,830
Dinwiddie County 1,343 91.05% 127 8.61% 5 0.34% 1,216 82.44% 1,475
Elizabeth City County 1,925 75.79% 597 23.50% 18 0.71% 1,328 52.28% 2,540
Essex County 527 81.71% 116 17.98% 2 0.31% 411 63.72% 645
Fairfax County 2,913 64.35% 1,584 34.99% 30 0.66% 1,329 29.36% 4,527
Fauquier County 2,037 76.24% 629 23.54% 6 0.22% 1,408 52.69% 2,672
Floyd County 699 30.75% 1,566 68.90% 8 0.35% -867 -38.14% 2,273
Fluvanna County 586 72.52% 217 26.86% 5 0.62% 369 45.67% 808
Franklin County 2,285 69.83% 975 29.80% 12 0.37% 1,310 40.04% 3,272
Frederick County 1,386 67.35% 665 32.31% 7 0.34% 721 35.03% 2,058
Giles County 1,547 59.59% 1,047 40.33% 2 0.08% 500 19.26% 2,596
Gloucester County 1,012 78.03% 281 21.67% 4 0.31% 731 56.36% 1,297
Goochland County 638 73.33% 228 26.21% 4 0.46% 410 47.13% 870
Grayson County 3,005 47.31% 3,343 52.63% 4 0.06% -338 -5.32% 6,352
Greene County 341 51.43% 321 48.42% 1 0.15% 20 3.02% 663
Greensville County 884 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 884 100.00% 884
Halifax County 4,331 93.30% 302 6.51% 9 0.19% 4,029 86.79% 4,642
Hanover County 1,397 80.47% 327 18.84% 12 0.69% 1,070 61.64% 1,736
Henrico County 3,610 73.39% 1,285 26.12% 24 0.49% 2,325 47.27% 4,919
Henry County 1,790 79.48% 458 20.34% 4 0.18% 1,332 59.15% 2,252
Highland County 515 49.52% 522 50.19% 3 0.29% -7 -0.67% 1,040
Isle of Wight County 1,025 83.00% 207 16.76% 3 0.24% 818 66.23% 1,235
James City County 302 81.18% 70 18.82% 0 0.00% 232 62.37% 372
King and Queen County 372 74.85% 124 24.95% 1 0.20% 248 49.90% 497
King George County 469 61.23% 295 38.51% 2 0.26% 174 22.72% 766
King William County 696 76.48% 211 23.19% 3 0.33% 485 53.30% 910
Lancaster County 689 67.95% 322 31.76% 3 0.30% 367 36.19% 1,014
Lee County 4,120 66.46% 2,066 33.33% 13 0.21% 2,054 33.13% 6,199
Loudoun County 2,287 72.33% 867 27.42% 8 0.25% 1,420 44.91% 3,162
Louisa County 1,100 68.84% 486 30.41% 12 0.75% 614 38.42% 1,598
Lunenburg County 1,291 94.23% 77 5.62% 2 0.15% 1,214 88.61% 1,370
Madison County 804 54.81% 662 45.13% 1 0.07% 142 9.68% 1,467
Mathews County 622 57.65% 452 41.89% 5 0.46% 170 15.76% 1,079
Mecklenburg County 2,730 93.05% 202 6.88% 2 0.07% 2,528 86.16% 2,934
Middlesex County 653 83.61% 123 15.75% 5 0.64% 530 67.86% 781
Montgomery County 1,832 49.34% 1,852 49.88% 29 0.78% -20 -0.54% 3,713
Nansemond County 1,478 89.36% 175 10.58% 1 0.06% 1,303 78.78% 1,654
Nelson County 1,204 76.35% 370 23.46% 3 0.19% 834 52.89% 1,577
New Kent County 307 71.90% 120 28.10% 0 0.00% 187 43.79% 427
Norfolk County 3,734 84.75% 652 14.80% 20 0.45% 3,082 69.95% 4,406
Northampton County 975 77.69% 277 22.07% 3 0.24% 698 55.62% 1,255
Northumberland County 618 70.39% 260 29.61% 0 0.00% 358 40.77% 878
Nottoway County 1,297 82.72% 260 16.58% 11 0.70% 1,037 66.14% 1,568
Orange County 1,227 75.00% 402 24.57% 7 0.43% 825 50.43% 1,636
Page County 1,888 54.77% 1,551 45.00% 8 0.23% 337 9.78% 3,447
Patrick County 1,588 68.45% 726 31.29% 6 0.26% 862 37.16% 2,320
Pittsylvania County 3,694 86.82% 556 13.07% 5 0.12% 3,138 73.75% 4,255
Powhatan County 438 73.49% 158 26.51% 0 0.00% 280 46.98% 596
Prince Edward County 1,153 81.77% 253 17.94% 4 0.28% 900 63.83% 1,410
Prince George County 713 84.48% 128 15.17% 3 0.36% 585 69.31% 844
Prince William County 1,512 76.29% 457 23.06% 13 0.66% 1,055 53.23% 1,982
Princess Anne County 1,925 81.29% 436 18.41% 7 0.30% 1,489 62.88% 2,368
Pulaski County 2,337 66.37% 1,180 33.51% 4 0.11% 1,157 32.86% 3,521
Rappahannock County 686 73.92% 241 25.97% 1 0.11% 445 47.95% 928
Richmond County 451 67.51% 217 32.49% 0 0.00% 234 35.03% 668
Roanoke County 3,422 61.57% 2,105 37.87% 31 0.56% 1,317 23.70% 5,558
Rockbridge County 1,635 64.98% 868 34.50% 13 0.52% 767 30.48% 2,516
Rockingham County 2,916 50.33% 2,834 48.91% 44 0.76% 82 1.42% 5,794
Russell County 3,143 66.03% 1,599 33.59% 18 0.38% 1,544 32.44% 4,760
Scott County 2,122 50.91% 2,046 49.09% 0 0.00% 76 1.82% 4,168
Shenandoah County 2,861 47.46% 3,152 52.29% 15 0.25% -291 -4.83% 6,028
Smyth County 2,337 52.86% 2,067 46.75% 17 0.38% 270 6.11% 4,421
Southampton County 1,673 91.62% 148 8.11% 5 0.27% 1,525 83.52% 1,826
Spotsylvania County 836 64.61% 453 35.01% 5 0.39% 383 29.60% 1,294
Stafford County 651 52.08% 596 47.68% 3 0.24% 55 4.40% 1,250
Surry County 715 88.93% 87 10.82% 2 0.25% 628 78.11% 804
Sussex County 880 87.48% 126 12.52% 0 0.00% 754 74.95% 1,006
Tazewell County 2,992 59.90% 1,981 39.66% 22 0.44% 1,011 20.24% 4,995
Warren County 1,174 73.19% 426 26.56% 4 0.25% 748 46.63% 1,604
Warwick County 870 80.93% 200 18.60% 5 0.47% 670 62.33% 1,075
Washington County 2,595 55.76% 2,047 43.98% 12 0.26% 548 11.77% 4,654
Westmoreland County 871 74.64% 296 25.36% 0 0.00% 575 49.27% 1,167
Wise County 5,399 72.28% 2,057 27.54% 14 0.19% 3,342 44.74% 7,470
Wythe County 2,089 42.82% 2,781 57.01% 8 0.16% -692 -14.19% 4,878
York County 729 73.79% 228 23.08% 31 3.14% 501 50.71% 988
Alexandria City 3,381 72.71% 1,225 26.34% 44 0.95% 2,156 46.37% 4,650
Bristol City 1,364 81.09% 311 18.49% 7 0.42% 1,053 62.60% 1,682
Buena Vista City 363 67.22% 177 32.78% 0 0.00% 186 34.44% 540
Charlottesville City 1,393 79.97% 335 19.23% 14 0.80% 1,058 60.73% 1,742
Clifton Forge City 1,199 77.35% 343 22.13% 8 0.52% 856 55.23% 1,550
Danville City 3,266 84.94% 549 14.28% 30 0.78% 2,717 70.66% 3,845
Fredericksburg City 944 69.57% 411 30.29% 2 0.15% 533 39.28% 1,357
Hampton City 971 83.56% 190 16.35% 1 0.09% 781 67.21% 1,162
Harrisonburg City 1,390 60.51% 894 38.92% 13 0.57% 496 21.59% 2,297
Hopewell City 1,309 79.29% 332 20.11% 10 0.61% 977 59.18% 1,651
Lynchburg City 3,697 72.60% 1,373 26.96% 22 0.43% 2,324 45.64% 5,092
Martinsville City 949 78.56% 255 21.11% 4 0.33% 694 57.45% 1,208
Newport News City 4,021 81.04% 919 18.52% 22 0.44% 3,102 62.52% 4,962
Norfolk City 10,561 76.26% 3,229 23.32% 59 0.43% 7,332 52.94% 13,849
Petersburg City 2,192 82.69% 444 16.75% 15 0.57% 1,748 65.94% 2,651
Portsmouth City 5,617 86.30% 861 13.23% 31 0.48% 4,756 73.07% 6,509
Radford City 650 60.30% 421 39.05% 7 0.65% 229 21.24% 1,078
Richmond City 18,784 80.45% 4,478 19.18% 86 0.37% 14,306 61.27% 23,348
Roanoke City 7,087 67.47% 3,363 32.02% 54 0.51% 3,724 35.45% 10,504
South Norfolk City 823 82.14% 172 17.17% 7 0.70% 651 64.97% 1,002
Staunton City 1,091 65.41% 568 34.05% 9 0.54% 523 31.35% 1,668
Suffolk City 1,360 82.88% 281 17.12% 0 0.00% 1,079 65.75% 1,641
Williamsburg City 389 79.55% 96 19.63% 4 0.82% 293 59.92% 489
Winchester City 1,096 59.21% 743 40.14% 12 0.65% 353 19.07% 1,851
Totals 234,980 70.23% 98,336 29.39% 1,274 0.38% 136,644 40.84% 334,590

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1936election.pdf
  3. ^ Williamson, Hugh P.; ‘Evolution of the Franchise in England and the United States’; The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, vol. 6, no. 3 (April 1947), pp. 403-419
  4. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 474-476 ISBN 0405077114