1936 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania Article

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 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 36 0
Popular vote 2,353,987 1,690,200
Percentage 56.88% 40.84%

Pennsylvania Senate Election Results by County, 1936.svg
County results

President before election

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic

The 1936 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 3, 1936. Voters chose 36 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic nominee, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, over the Republican nominee, Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Roosevelt was the first Democrat to win Pennsylvania since James Buchanan in 1856. Roosevelt won Pennsylvania by a large margin of 16.04 percent.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the only election since 1856 in which Lebanon County has voted for a Democratic presidential candidate. [1] FDR became the first Democrat since Franklin Pierce in 1852 to win Armstrong County and the first since 1856 to win Blair County and Dauphin County. [2]

Results

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1936 [3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt 2,353,987 56.88% 36
Republican Alf Landon 1,690,200 40.84% 0
Royal Oak William Lemke 67,468 1.63% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 14,599 0.35% 0
Prohibition D. Leigh Colvin 6,687 0.16% 0
Communist Earl Browder 4,061 0.10% 0
Industrial Labor John Aiken 1,424 0.03% 0
Totals 4,138,426 100.00% 36

Results by county

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic
Alfred Mossman Landon
Republican
William Frederick Lemke [4]
Royal Oak
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast [5]
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 8,336 47.88% 8,313 47.75% 712 4.09% 49 0.28% 23 0.13% 17,410
Allegheny 366,593 65.21% 176,224 31.35% 16,182 2.88% 3,177 0.57% 190,369 33.86% 562,176
Armstrong 15,955 52.42% 14,198 46.65% 103 0.34% 178 0.58% 1,757 5.77% 30,434
Beaver 37,205 63.80% 20,223 34.68% 511 0.88% 373 0.64% 16,982 29.12% 58,312
Bedford 8,937 49.15% 9,014 49.58% 110 0.60% 121 0.67% -77 -0.42% 18,182
Berks 56,907 64.43% 26,699 30.23% 1,879 2.13% 2,842 3.22% 30,208 34.20% 88,327
Blair 27,038 51.41% 24,711 46.98% 612 1.16% 236 0.45% 2,327 4.42% 52,597
Bradford 8,078 32.39% 16,643 66.74% 102 0.41% 113 0.45% -8,565 -34.35% 24,936
Bucks 24,159 49.41% 23,860 48.80% 551 1.13% 325 0.66% 299 0.61% 48,895
Butler 16,008 48.06% 16,772 50.35% 288 0.86% 241 0.72% -764 -2.29% 33,309
Cambria 46,687 64.57% 24,378 33.72% 958 1.32% 281 0.39% 22,309 30.85% 72,304
Cameron 1,538 45.44% 1,801 53.21% 26 0.77% 20 0.59% -263 -7.77% 3,385
Carbon 14,179 54.93% 11,298 43.77% 234 0.91% 100 0.39% 2,881 11.16% 25,811
Centre 11,734 53.79% 9,869 45.24% 65 0.30% 146 0.67% 1,865 8.55% 21,814
Chester 26,676 47.11% 29,340 51.81% 385 0.68% 228 0.40% -2,664 -4.70% 56,629
Clarion 8,412 48.94% 8,477 49.32% 184 1.07% 116 0.67% -65 -0.38% 17,189
Clearfield 20,799 57.69% 14,531 40.31% 345 0.96% 375 1.04% 6,268 17.39% 36,050
Clinton 8,351 55.79% 6,479 43.28% 59 0.39% 80 0.53% 1,872 12.51% 14,969
Columbia 14,141 58.66% 9,674 40.13% 87 0.36% 206 0.85% 4,467 18.53% 24,108
Crawford 12,788 45.37% 14,463 51.31% 700 2.48% 238 0.84% -1,675 -5.94% 28,189
Cumberland 18,850 55.41% 14,912 43.83% 67 0.20% 192 0.56% 3,938 11.58% 34,021
Dauphin 43,256 51.80% 39,598 47.42% 281 0.34% 365 0.44% 3,658 4.38% 83,500
Delaware 65,117 45.53% 74,899 52.37% 2,140 1.50% 857 0.60% -9,782 -6.84% 143,013
Elk 9,035 57.80% 5,489 35.12% 1,039 6.65% 68 0.44% 3,546 22.69% 15,631
Erie 33,042 50.57% 25,607 39.19% 6,144 9.40% 552 0.84% 7,435 11.38% 65,345
Fayette 48,291 67.88% 21,984 30.90% 376 0.53% 493 0.69% 26,307 36.98% 71,144
Forest 1,157 39.18% 1,757 59.50% 23 0.78% 16 0.54% -600 -20.32% 2,953
Franklin 15,632 53.15% 13,616 46.29% 61 0.21% 104 0.35% 2,016 6.85% 29,413
Fulton 2,431 53.65% 2,085 46.02% 0 0.00% 15 0.33% 346 7.64% 4,531
Greene 12,006 64.99% 6,359 34.42% 43 0.23% 66 0.36% 5,647 30.57% 18,474
Huntingdon 7,429 42.72% 9,815 56.43% 46 0.26% 102 0.59% -2,386 -13.72% 17,392
Indiana 15,353 47.71% 16,530 51.37% 75 0.23% 219 0.68% -1,177 -3.66% 32,177
Jefferson 11,080 47.54% 11,943 51.24% 102 0.44% 181 0.78% -863 -3.70% 23,306
Juniata 3,782 51.06% 3,576 48.28% 7 0.09% 42 0.57% 206 2.78% 7,407
Lackawanna 80,585 60.23% 51,186 38.26% 1,358 1.01% 672 0.50% 29,399 21.97% 133,801
Lancaster 38,454 46.74% 42,272 51.38% 1,054 1.28% 493 0.60% -3,818 -4.64% 82,273
Lawrence 21,994 57.74% 15,458 40.58% 310 0.81% 328 0.86% 6,536 17.16% 38,090
Lebanon 13,800 50.23% 13,213 48.09% 160 0.58% 303 1.10% 587 2.14% 27,476
Lehigh 35,325 56.41% 25,841 41.27% 931 1.49% 524 0.84% 9,484 15.15% 62,621
Luzerne 104,809 55.61% 81,672 43.33% 1,136 0.60% 862 0.46% 23,137 12.28% 188,479
Lycoming 19,376 50.62% 18,315 47.84% 246 0.64% 343 0.90% 1,061 2.77% 38,280
McKean 9,733 43.88% 11,837 53.37% 445 2.01% 166 0.75% -2,104 -9.49% 22,181
Mercer 20,879 51.79% 18,493 45.88% 552 1.37% 387 0.96% 2,386 5.92% 40,311
Mifflin 9,581 57.98% 6,867 41.56% 26 0.16% 51 0.31% 2,714 16.42% 16,525
Monroe 8,212 58.33% 5,778 41.04% 47 0.33% 42 0.30% 2,434 17.29% 14,079
Montgomery 57,870 45.74% 66,442 52.52% 1,565 1.24% 629 0.50% -8,572 -6.78% 126,506
Montour 3,534 59.76% 2,350 39.74% 20 0.34% 10 0.17% 1,184 20.02% 5,914
Northampton 36,871 60.31% 22,827 37.34% 1,020 1.67% 418 0.68% 14,044 22.97% 61,136
Northumberland 31,849 58.63% 21,758 40.06% 459 0.85% 252 0.46% 10,091 18.58% 54,318
Perry 5,780 49.83% 5,759 49.65% 9 0.08% 52 0.45% 21 0.18% 11,600
Philadelphia 539,757 60.46% 329,881 36.95% 18,266 2.05% 4,846 0.54% 209,876 23.51% 892,750
Pike 2,396 50.54% 2,304 48.60% 17 0.36% 24 0.51% 92 1.94% 4,741
Potter 3,553 39.81% 5,172 57.94% 106 1.19% 95 1.06% -1,619 -18.14% 8,926
Schuylkill 55,183 54.68% 44,353 43.95% 999 0.99% 386 0.38% 10,830 10.73% 100,921
Snyder 2,999 34.88% 5,550 64.55% 21 0.24% 28 0.33% -2,551 -29.67% 8,598
Somerset 16,184 47.97% 17,375 51.50% 72 0.21% 110 0.33% -1,191 -3.53% 33,741
Sullivan 1,740 44.37% 2,121 54.08% 28 0.71% 33 0.84% -381 -9.71% 3,922
Susquehanna 6,520 39.43% 9,745 58.94% 196 1.19% 73 0.44% -3,225 -19.51% 16,534
Tioga 5,442 30.05% 12,567 69.40% 34 0.19% 65 0.36% -7,125 -39.35% 18,108
Union 2,946 34.25% 5,589 64.97% 17 0.20% 50 0.58% -2,643 -30.73% 8,602
Venango 9,212 33.42% 17,676 64.13% 233 0.85% 442 1.60% -8,464 -30.71% 27,563
Warren 8,495 45.27% 9,440 50.30% 564 3.01% 268 1.43% -945 -5.04% 18,767
Washington 52,878 68.52% 23,342 30.25% 603 0.78% 345 0.45% 29,536 38.27% 77,168
Wayne 4,864 33.82% 9,347 65.00% 100 0.70% 69 0.48% -4,483 -31.18% 14,380
Westmoreland 73,574 65.73% 36,079 32.23% 1,436 1.28% 848 0.76% 37,495 33.50% 111,937
Wyoming 3,269 37.63% 5,321 61.25% 36 0.41% 61 0.70% -2,052 -23.62% 8,687
York 45,142 59.53% 29,233 38.55% 915 1.21% 547 0.72% 15,909 20.98% 75,837
Totals 2,353,788 56.88% 1,690,300 40.85% 67,478 1.63% 26,539 0.64% 663,488 16.03% 4,138,105

References

  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. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 287-290 ISBN  0786422173
  3. ^ David Leip. "1936 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  4. ^ Géoelections; 1936 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 381-382 ISBN  0405077114