1932 United States presidential election in Maine

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1932

← 1928 November 8, 1932 1936 →
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Nominee Herbert Hoover Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California New York
Running mate Charles Curtis John Nance Garner
Electoral vote 5 0
Popular vote 166,631 128,907
Percentage 55.83% 43.19%

President before election

Herbert Hoover
Republican

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic


The 1932 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the 1932 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine voted for the Republican nominee, incumbent President Herbert Hoover of California, over the Democratic nominee, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York. Hoover's running mate was incumbent Vice President Charles Curtis of Kansas, while Roosevelt ran with incumbent Speaker of the House John Nance Garner of Texas.

Hoover won Maine by a margin of 12.64 percent, and with 55.83% of the popular vote, it would be his second strongest state in the nation after nearby Vermont.[1] The state was also one of only six states, four of them in New England, which voted to re-elect the embattled Republican incumbent Hoover, who was widely unpopular over his failure to adequately address the Great Depression. Maine would also be one of the only two states in the nation (the other being nearby Vermont) to not vote for Roosevelt in all of his four election campaigns.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 1932[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Herbert Hoover of California Charles Curtis of Kansas 166,631 55.83% 5 100.00%
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York John Nance Garner of Texas 128,907 43.19% 0 0.00%
Socialist Norman Thomas of New York James Hudson Maurer of Pennsylvania 2,489 0.83% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Verne L. Reynolds of New York John W. Aiken of Massachusetts 255 0.09% 0 0.00%
Communist William Z. Foster of Massachusetts James W. Ford of Alabama 162 0.05% 0 0.00%
Total 298,444 100.00% 5 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Hoover# Hoover% Roosevelt# Roosevelt% Others# Others% Total votes cast[3]
Androscoggin 9,838 40.05% 14,441 58.79% 283 1.15% 24,562
Aroostook 14,054 59.47% 9,409 39.82% 168 0.71% 23,631
Cumberland 32,864 60.82% 20,655 38.23% 514 0.95% 54,033
Franklin 4,521 58.46% 3,171 41.01% 41 0.53% 7,733
Hancock 7,942 64.07% 4,369 35.25% 85 0.69% 12,396
Kennebec 14,451 53.93% 12,110 45.19% 236 0.88% 26,797
Knox 6,169 55.28% 4,765 42.70% 225 2.02% 11,159
Lincoln 4,666 63.84% 2,602 35.60% 41 0.56% 7,309
Oxford 8,264 52.73% 7,179 45.80% 230 1.47% 15,673
Penobscot 18,987 58.75% 13,058 40.41% 272 0.84% 32,317
Piscataquis 4,198 59.14% 2,849 40.13% 52 0.73% 7,099
Sagadahoc 4,220 59.97% 2,763 39.26% 54 0.77% 7,037
Somerset 7,144 53.07% 6,040 44.87% 277 2.06% 13,461
Waldo 4,505 53.21% 3,907 46.14% 55 0.65% 8,467
Washington 7,507 51.95% 6,829 47.26% 115 0.80% 14,451
York 17,301 53.53% 14,760 45.67% 258 0.80% 32,319
Totals 166,631 55.83% 128,907 43.19% 2,906 0.97% 298,444

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1932 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1932 Presidential General Election Results – Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote; 1896-1932 (second edition); pp. 223-224 Published 1947 by Stanford University Press